My friend posted this on FB. I think it’s complete BS for a few reasons, but mostly cause they got at least 4 of these match-ups wrong. Yeah most of the 92 guys had better careers… but that’s cause their careers are over now! Most of the ‘12 guys are just hitting their primes! AND some of the 92 guys were nowhere near their primes when they suited up:
‘92 Magic over ‘12 Chris Paul: WRONG - Magic had been retired for a year because of HIV, plus had already been declining. CP3 just made another 1st team All-NBA.
‘92 Pippen over ‘12 Durant: WRONG - Pippen had just come off his 2nd All-Star, 1st All-NBA team (2nd team), 1st All-Defensive 1st team, a distant tie for 3rd in Defensive POY (he got 3 votes), and 9th in MVP voting (1 bizarre 1st place vote). Durant on the other hand, 3rd straight All-Star selection, 3rd straight scoring title (only other people to do this in last 50 years - Chamberlain, Gervin, Jordan), 3rd straight All-NBA 1st team and a 2nd place finish in MVP voting.
‘92 Bird over ‘12 Westbrook - Where this chart loses all credibility. Bird had just retired because of injury. Westbrook just made 2nd All-NBA and capped it off with an NBA Finals appearance. Like, if ‘92 Bird played ‘12 Westbrook in literally any sport, ‘12 Westbrook would win. Bird was that banged up.
‘92 Stockton over ‘12 Williams - Stock made All 2nd team while DWill whiffed, but isn’t that just cause there’s better PGs now? Stock had to compete with no one (there wasn’t even a PG on the 1st team - what’s that say?) while DWill has CP3, Westbrook and Rondo (not to even mention Rose). I’m taking DWill but that’s cause I’m racist and I pick the tall black guy over the shorter white guy in a basketball game. Also, Isiah Thomas didn’t even make All-NBA this year so who gave a shit that he didn’t make the Dream Team?
All of a sudden it’s 6-6. Plus, if you switch KLove to be matched up with Ewing and Chandler to Robinson (this makes more sense, pairing the starting centers), you can make the case for ‘12 Love over ‘92 Ewing and BAM it’s 7-5 for the new guys. Just saying.
I’d also like to point out that in July 1992, the US team had a combined 12 rings, but 8 of those came from the washed-up Magic and Bird and the other 4 from MJ and Pippen… who were on the same team. It’s also a dumb metric because if the Thunder had beat the Heat all of a sudden the ‘12 team has 2 extra rings but whatever (none of the ‘12 guys won together), so if we wanna be technical it’s 10-7, and if you remove Bird because he didn’t play in 2/3 of the games anyway, it’s a dead heat (JUST SAYING).
Also worth mentioning; in ‘92 the only guys on that team who were LOCKS for the HOF were Magic, Bird and MJ. The ‘12 team you have Kobe and LeBron obviously, but I’d also argue Durant already given that he’s won 3 straight scoring titles and no one who’s done that ever failed to make the hall. For what it’s worth, Bill Simmons in 2010 ranked CP3 one of the 100 greatest players ever as well.
— Ray Allen
Goodbye Ray Allen, HELLO JASON TERRY
So Bron Bron finally finished dumping on Cleveland’s chest and got his ring. Seriously tho, got me thinking about where he ranks all-time on the “greatest NBA players of all time list.” For reference, the Bible (AKA Simmons’ Book of Basketball) has this top 20 as of the end of the 2010 season (players active at end of 2012 in bold).
- Michael Jordan
- Bill Russell
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Magic Johnson
- Larry Bird
- Wilt Chamberlain
- Tim Duncan
- Kobe Bryant
- Jerry West
- Oscar Robertson
- Hakeem Olajuwon
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Moses Malone (cut-off for “the Pantheon”)
- John Havlicek
- Elgin Baylor
- Julius Erving
- Bob Pettit
- Karl Malone
- Charles Barkley
- LeBron Jam
If you’re rooting for the Miami Heat tonight, you’ve probably never been doubted, criticized or told you weren’t good enough. You’ve probably had someone present you with an easy way out of a tough situation, instead of working your way through it. You’ve probably never understood the difference between a group of individuals and a team.
And tonight, you’re probably going to lose.
Yo that Celtics game was straight fuckin’ ugly. Total collapse epitomized by Rondo’s huge brick at the end of the 4th. Woo baby that shit hurts my head
I don’t know what Rajon Rondo is doing in this picture but 10-year-old me wouldn’t know what I was doing going to work a night shift during a Celtics game so I’m not gonna question it
I’m not blaming the refs (entirely) for the C’s loss tonight, but we can’t forget how shitty they were, and how long the announcers on TNT spent shitting on them. NBA, needs to get its fuckin’ act together. If I have to post this after every game (and I’ll do it after a win if it’s warranted)… IDK what I’ll do, but it’ll be something crazy
This is a picture of Joey Crawford doing the only thing he knows how, calling a technical foul. Note the puzzled look on the coach behind him. The only thing more puzzling than this asshole’s approach to reffing is why the NBA LETS him ref. This is from his wikipedia page:
In 1998, Crawford was one of eight NBA referees charged with filing false income tax returns after an Internal Revenue Service investigation found that cash was being pocketed by referees when airline tickets provided by the league were downgraded. At the conclusion of a four year investigation, Crawford pleaded guilty on July 1, 1998 to falsely stating income of $82,500 from 1991 to 1993 and resigned from the NBA effective immediately. He was reinstated by NBA commissioner David Sternin 1999 and did not miss a game due to a players’ lockout that started the 1998–99 NBA season.
On April 15, 2007, Crawford ejected San Antonio Spurs superstar Tim Duncan for supposedly laughing at Crawford from his seat on the bench during a game against theDallas Mavericks. Duncan also supposedly insulted Crawford with an expletive. Duncan alleges that Crawford asked if he wanted to fight. On April 17, Crawford was suspended for the remainder of the 2006-07 season and the 2007 Playoffs as a result of this altercation, ending his 21 consecutive Finals appearances. The league also fined Duncan $25,000 for verbal abuse of an official and warned that a repeat incident in the future would result in an ejection. Commissioner David Stern said Crawford’s actions “failed to meet the standards of professionalism and game management we expect of NBA referees.” Crawford met with league officials on July 30 to discuss his future in the NBA but no resolution was reached. On September 17, 2007, the NBA announced Crawford’s reinstatement. Commissioner Stern met with Crawford and stated, “Based on my meeting with Joey Crawford, his commitment to an ongoing counseling program and a favorable professional evaluation that was performed at my direction, I am satisfied that Joey understands the standards of game management and professionalism the NBA expects from him and that he will be able to conduct himself in accordance with those standards.”
In the 2008 Playoffs, Crawford was chosen to officiate Game 4 of the Western Conference final between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the closing seconds of the game, there was a no-call where the Spurs’ Brent Barry was arguably fouled by Derek Fisher. Crawford was the closest official to the call, and the NBA later apologized for the lack of a call.
So basically, this guy resigned once from the NBA because he’s such a shit human being, but apparently the league couldn’t find any other referees and begged him to come back. Then, he ejected Tim Duncan (AKA the most boring superstar in NBA history) from a game for no justifiable reason, was indefinitely suspended, and then somehow reinstated again, probably because there were still no other refs in the world willing to work for the mafia, I mean, NBA. Then of course, the next playoff game he refs against Duncan, he fucks the Spurs so bad that the NBA has to apologize on his behalf.
Am I missing something here? This guy blew the whistle on a terrible call that gave the Knicks the winning 2 points? This guy called 2 ridiculous techs in the 4th quarter in a game that was decided by (SURPRISE) 2 points? This guy called SIX FUCKING TECHNICAL FOULS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT???
I know people hate hearing other people bitch about refs and it comes off as sore losing, but seriously… WHAT THE FUCK??? And if we learned anything about NBA refs in the last 10 years, it’s that we SHOULD be questioning their ability to properly do their jobs after one of them got caught LITERALLY FIXING GAMES, went to prison, and then claimed it was widespread. Remember how Canseco did the same thing (except without prison) with steroids in baseball, and nobody wanted to believe him? Then it turned out he was totally correct about everything and we didn’t realize it until years later and then everyone went 180 and started asking why nobody made a bigger deal out of it at the time?
FIRE JOEY CRAWFORD FOR THE GOOD OF THE LEAGUE.
WHY SHOULDN’T THEY????
… it will suck to say I told you so after he tosses Derrick Rose for blinking too much during the Eastern Conference Finals. Just watch
This is Sasha Pavlosomething. I don’t know how to spell his last name, and he hasn’t earned the right for me to memorize it, so until he grows a pair of testicles, his name is Sasha Pavlobitch. I literally felt sick watching him get torn to pieces by Carmelo Anthony. Pavlobitch is such a bitch that there was one sequence where Melo elbowed him twice in the face before the inbounds after a personal foul and Pavlobitch somehow found a way to get HIMSELF teched up. I’m not gonna blame Pavlobitch but I will blame his tremendous lack of swagger and his giant ovaries. The difference between Pavlobitch and Paul Pierce is a) winning the game today comfortably and b) not feeling like crying when I watch the Celtics on TV.
Not done yet…
The Heat sold their souls, Lebron would never get a Ring without The Devil's Help!
Back from my weekend :)
I’m OFFICIALLY going to Boston College! How exciting!
Sadly, in other news, I gave in to the temptations of food in Boston...
ON THAT 4-0 SWAG.. WE ARE FAR FROM DONE
lets go eagles
Sometimes I love my school.
AND SOMETIMES I FUCKING LOVE MY SCHOOL.
LMFAO SO I GUESS RIGHT NOW WE'LL GET ANOTHER DOUBLE PLAY