Ballin: LeBron James missed five shots on his way to 35 points, with 16 of those points coming during the third quarter after going in to halftime with the Heat up by five. Those don’t count as clutch baskets, but if you don’t think 16 points in the quarter that blew the game open is important than you’re a dum-dum.
Not so much: Glen “The Biggest Baby” Davis went 1-10 from the field last night. That’s already his third sub-.250 shooting performance of the season, which is exactly what you’re looking for from acquisitions made to convince Dwight Howard to stay in Orlando.
Listen to me: Joey Crawford will T you up if you don’t hang on every word he says, even if you’re not an NBA player.
He’s getting coal in his stocking for Valentine’s Day.
Great picks: Per John Krolik, two of the top five picks from the 2002 draft are on the Milwaukee Bucks. The other three are out of the league. Two of those three (Yao Ming, Jay Williams) are gone because of injuries, the other is gone because he’s Nikoloz Tskitishvili.
Looking goooooood: Chris Kaman in a Mardi Gras Hornets uniform.
I’m convinced the reason the Hornets decided not to trade Chris Kaman is because they wanted to wait and see how hilarious he looked in half-purple/half-green uniforms. The answer, of course, is very hilarious. Also, if someone at the Hornets wants to send me a pair of these shorts, I’d be OK with that. I’m pretty much the only person who likes them anyways and it would be good community outreach.
Fingers pointed: Seven missed free throws for Blake Griffin, five of which came in the final four minutes of a four-point loss. I’m sure no NBA teams will try fouling him down the stretch in the playoffs.
Whoops: Here’s Chris Bosh trying to be Kevin Garnett or something.
Not sure which part of this is my favorite, but it’s either Chris Bosh trying to stop himself from swearing because he realizes it’s a sure-fire fine or LeBron James trying to laugh like his teammate is being hilarious. Definitely one of those two parts.
Sure, Rick: Here’s Caron Butler getting his championship ring, preceded by Rick Carlisle calling him “a Maverick for life.” By the end of this season, he will have played more games for four different franchises than he did for Dallas.
Other things: Reggie Evans threw an alley-oop last night, which is one of the Mayan’s signs of the apocalypse … The Warriors gave out Tim Hardaway bobbleheads last night, but it kind of looks like they actually gave out Antoine Walker bobbleheads … 15 straight losses for the Bobcats. Halfway to history! … Ben Wallace is retiring at the end of the season … So far, we’ve got Kevin Love, Anthony Morrow and Ryan Anderson in the three-point contest. Brad Miller is still shooting 100 percent on the season, so I imagine his invite is in the mail