Ok, so I had some pretty nice seats thanks to my boss to this game and since I'm still hyped up, I'd like to write a few of my observations from it:
-Rick Bonnell looks way bigger in real life than I'd think he would, maybe it was the burgundy sweater.
-Stephen Jackson is retarded good when it comes to shooting out of the triple threat, he shoots with the defender draped all over him that I'm left thinking the ball moved through his defender.
-Tyson Chandler, albeit he's rusty, rarely ever looks for the ball when he's jockeying for position or cutting back under the basket. It's like he's perpetually preparing for a rebound without ever considering he might be expected to score.
-Al Jefferson has pillow cases sown into his finger tips.
-Kevin Love never misses in his warmup...Gerald Wallace certainly does. On another note, what on earth was Diop doing shooting threes over DJ
-For 3 quarters out of the game, you can really tell when the Bobcats are defending well and smothering passing lanes, you finally understand their deliberate offensive pace coupled with amazing defensive possessions that turn the stadium into a sarcophagus.
-For 1 quarter out of the game, you can really tell when the Bobcats turn into a real-life NBA 2k10 and refuse to ever close out on defense, take shots .00872394873 seconds into a possesion, and leave hot 3-point shooters sitting on the can at the arc as Flip seemed so apt to do tonight.
Two Funny Situations:
-So, after the first, this 30 year old man is told to shoot a 3 a win a grand....he Diop's dat bitch like it's hot and easily airballs 9 ft from the basket. Flash forward to the half: A 9-year-old boy is told to make three shots from the basket, free-throw line, and the three in 30 seconds. He swishes the layup, hits the free-throw on the second try, and is friggin accurate from the 3, rimming the first one out and landing the 4th effort.
-The 3rd quarter: Larry Brown screams in a very old man voice "The hell Ref? You know that's shit!!!" Or some words surrounding a very Clint Eastwood sounding "Shit!" All the players on the pine begin to chuckle and erupt in laughter while holding their heads to the right out of sight of L Bizzle..classic second grade moment when the teacher says something like "penis" or "poop"
If anyone has any specific questions as to what something looked like or what someone did, I'd be glad to relate it as it's still pretty fresh in my head. Crash looked totally disengaged btw, especially after they called him on a BS Goaltend when he sent a Gomes shot hurtling towards the center of the Earth.
Considering that Crash played all 48 minutes the night before and is heading straight to Dallas. I'll give him a pass.
Great stuff Dlpz87.
How did things look between Al Jeff and Love? Did they communicate well? Spend any time together during warm ups, time outs etc?
Great stuff! Did you go up to Bonnell or did he just protrude from the press table?
And how did DJ look, was he into the game or was he kind of tuned out, was he commincating during timeouts, or not listening? I'm thinking either he's ignoring LB or the trade talk is getting to him.
Honestly, there didn't seem to be any real synergy between them. Think Boris and...well, nevermind. Kevin primarily acted as a High Post facilitator. He took most of his possessions just outside of the paint and rarely ended inside of them, kudos mainly to Nazr for putting a body on him when he was out of the paint. KLove has a sweet shooting stroke and I didn't really see him use that often either. When he and Al were in together it seemed like Love was seeking to either move the ball around or draw the other big out from the basket to give Al some post room. That's about as far as their chemistry went, and that's likely a representative of the Triangle offense than their own game planning.
Unfortunately, I was directly across from him in stadium seating, Rick was at the scorer's table in a burgundy sweater looking away from the game most of the time. I'm assuming he was writing?
Rick was accurate in remarking how the offense in the 4th quarter just bumbled along. Most of that was due to some horrible screening (Tyson) and DJ settling for the jumper or the kick out rather than driving to create an open man. On Defense he seemed pretty consistent the whole night. There were a few times when he let Ramon Sessions get the step, but that was because he was french kissing Al/Twiggy/KLove's navel off a screen. Acie Law on the other hand...man...I can play a better press than turning around and running back to the half court with only your peripheral to tell you were your man is.
Larry was pretty hands off this game, I only saw him discussing with DJ once and it seemed as if he was conversing rather than yelling or berating him.
-Almost forgot, there was one possession off of a TWolves miss that DJ beat his man back and swung it to the open man after giving an almost shoot/ball fake to the defender rotating towards him. After which, I look over to see Larry get up, walk over to Law, and seemingly explain to him how that was a good move or something..as if he was complimenting DJ.
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