Ballin: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 71 points on 56 percent shooting. The entire Portland Trail Blazers starting lineup had 69. LeDwyane Jades also added 13 rebounds, 16 assists, eight steals and two blocks for good measure.

Not so much: Kevin Love shot 8-25, which is terrible. But he finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, so it at least looks good.

Looking is for jerks: Standard alley-oops are old and busted. No look alley-oops are the new hotness.

If you’re scoring at home, that’s a “Men in Black II” reference in the year 2012. You’re welcome.

Shocker: Reggie Evans, Kenyon Martin and Francisco Garcia shared the court for the first time this season. Naturally, the three of them got in to a skirmish and Kenyon got T’d up. It’s his fourth technical in just 11 games, good for 17th in the league already. He hasn’t lost a step.

Stupid: This shot is just so stupid. So, so stupid.

Are you kidding me, Kevin Durant? This shot, man. So dumb. In a good way.

Welcome back: Joel Przybilla is back, you guys, so I hope you’ve kept your Ghostface references up to date. After not playing a single minute for nearly a year, Przydawg had six rebounds and four points in 19 minutes, for he is Joel Przybilla.

Other things: Here’s Marc Gasol clapping during the All-Star Game — while he’s playing … Lamar Odom is headed to the D-League … Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas are your Rookies of the Month for February. RIP Ricky Rubio … Eric Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich are your Coaches of the Month for February. RIP Vinny Del Negro … Byron Mullens just became British and will join Luol Deng on Great Britain’s national team for this summer’s Olympics

Comments (14)

  1. Not to be all technical or whatever, cuz I like a good no-look oop as much as the next guy, but the points should never have counted. Wade takes 4 steps after he steals the ball before taking a dribble. 4 steps.

    • Between the notion of gathering the dribble and that play occurring in real-time, I’d be surprised if a ref called it.

    • By the way have you seen how guys are defending against for instance the Heat, the T’Wolves and The Clippers on the fast break – defenders actually anticipate an oop pass and try to get in the way. The alley-oop for these few teams are a legit basket opportunity, as much as an elbow jumper is. Not just a lucky break but a thought of play.

    • I thought you were going to be technical and say it wasn’t a no-look ‘oop, since he clearly looked after he decided to start dribbling and saw that he had two trailers and the only opponent on his side of the court was on him. It was more like a look-away ‘oop, if we’re being technical.

      Nice jam though.

    • Such a blatant travel, I agree.

  2. Trey, i am disapoint.

    Why havent you picked up the story about Landry Fields singing his own version of billionaire?

  3. Durant’s game is so silky smooth that it actually becomes aggravating to watch. He could not be more casual about making that shot despite it being so bizarre/difficult. Talents like him have us so spoiled.

  4. Hah I love how Wade never bothered to look if he made a good pass or anything after he threw it. Just stared at the crowd hah. No look OK, but usually you turn to see if the dude converts your pretty pass.

  5. Here’s Marc Gasol clapping during the All-Star Game — while he’s playing — while holding Roy Hibbert’s arm

  6. LeDwyane
    Oh God, I’d bet there are already a couple of black kids wearing that name.

  7. The Hump is having a solid year and Odom goes to D League. I guess we can say the Kardashian effect is over ?

  8. You know who else travels all the time and gets away with it? Chris Bosh.

    • You know who else does?
      Every player in the NBA because its damn near impossible to count the number of steps a player is taking as he hurtles down the court at top speed, in conjunction with the league’s murky travel rules and the fact that the ref has to watch a thousand other details at the same time.

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