Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Clippers win...

...the lottery.

[Note - this is posted by Beth for Tyler since I missed his draft earlier.]

I don't know if Meiz is going to post anything, so this is a backup post.

So, the Clippers get the first pick. It's no secret they're going to take Blake Griffin, dude representing the Clips had a sports jacket on and on the inside it said "1" on the left and "23" on the right. So, unless they get a crazy offer, they're pretty much sticking with that pick.

Because I live in L.A., I have followed the Clippers for awhile. It's not like I'm a fan, but in the 80's and 90's, when there wasn't as much basketball on national TV, you watched the Lakers AND the Clippers if you were a basketball fan. So, I've got some history with the team.

So, I'm sorry Blake Griffin, buy you're in for some disappointment. Because you're the Clippers #1 pick, you're either going to be a good player on a terrible team and then suffer some kind of catastrophic injury (see Manning, Danny) or you're going to be completely overrated and wash out of the league inside of five years (see Olowokandi, Michael). I'm sorry, that's just how it is. I'm hoping you'll be a good player, but we won't know for a couple of months or years.

Clippers have some work to do. Their front-court is loaded and expensive. They need to move someone. It's going to be interesting to see what they do and what they get back. Do they dump guys for cap space for 2010? Do they trade someone for some bench players? Do they acquire picks? I dunno. NOBODY knows. It's the Clippers. Anything and everything is possible.

They do have an interesting team with a good mix of young players and veterans. Thornton is nice, and I thought Gordon was going to develop into something big when they picked him (I picked him with my last pick in the FNBA draft and then traded him to Keef for Gerald Wallace and a TDILoVH post. Keef then dropped him and Tem came up on loot. Nice move Keef). So a threesome of Blake, Thornton and Gordon is pretty strong, they just need the rest of the team to stay healthy, which is a tall order. They've got Camby for another year and Barron Davis for another four years, and if they can play 75+ games, the Clippers might be able to make a run for the 8th seed. Throw in a good trade or two (and I stress GOOD) and they might be able to move up.

On glaring weakness is coaching and the front office. Mike Dunleavy is just terrible. Either keep him as the General Manager or the Coach, he can't do both. I would retain him as the GM, he's just gawdawful as a coach now. He has no idea how to relate to the players and his plays and play-calling are from the 80's. Time to go Mike.

So, I'm sure David Stern isn't all that happy about this, but hopefully the Clippers can turn this into a positive. I can't believe I just typed that. This will be a debacle.

edit: Meiz did a tour of his house through video. His efforts follow these words

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Jugdish said...

Beth posting on blogger = EP using firefox

Jugdish said...

WADR of course

Beth said...

Even with the "wadr" I'm insulted by that...

Jugdish said...

even though I capitalized it? that has to count for something

Jugdish said...

at least you are taller

El Padrino said...

i'm taller than beth stop it

Beth said...

If you consider our height in comparison to our sexes, you're shorter.

Steve said...

in case ya missed it last post Meiz.

kudos.

Steve said...

"If you consider our height in comparison to our sexes, you're shorter."

much shorter.

Beth said...

But I do appreciate the tips on posting the videos you gave me before critiquing my posting skills jug.

Oh wait, that's right, you didn't give me any advice, never mind.

Jugdish said...

i knew you'd figure it out on your own.

El Padrino said...

blue

why was anthony carter in the game (at a criticaL MOMENT)

he's trash

please advice.

El Padrino said...

carmelo anthony manhandled kobe steak all night long

ns

but kobe won, obviously

El Padrino said...

twas a good game

El Padrino said...

this series will go 7

El Padrino said...

Hey george karl, inbounds play works better when Anthony Carter is on the bench.

Hugs,

El Pad.

El Padrino said...

i do miss trvor ariza

always liked him as a player

El Padrino said...

hit a big three late then the steal

Beth said...

"i knew you'd figure it out on your own"

It's amazing how easy it is to do things once you actually try. This amazing new website called google is full of answers to all kinds of things.

Steve said...

"It's amazing how easy it is to do things once you actually try. This amazing new website called google is full of answers to all kinds of things."


can you link that?

Beth said...

"can you link that?"

Ask EP, he keeps tracks of all the links around here.

Jugdish said...

How do you link stuff?

Beth said...

I have confidence you can figure that out on your own jug.

El Padrino said...

what's a google?

Jugdish said...

what's a google?



i think its like a yahoo

El Padrino said...

yosemite sam

got it

El Padrino said...

vick pieced out of prison today

Jugdish said...

I got free checks through Wells Fargo...thanks Obama!

Blueshon said...

fuck anthony carter

El Padrino said...

TOOTHLESS: Man Demands Dentures at Gunpoint...


i love headlines

Blueshon said...

Karl trusts AC like he's his son or something.

a lot of people here hate carter and don't understand why he plays so much. That's their one need is a true backup PG.

when you have a 7' guy guarding a guy shorter than EP on the inbounds, that's gonna create problems.

El Padrino said...

once karl saw odom defending the inbounds he immedtately should have called his last timeout

El Padrino said...

i've alwasy thought your PG should inbound the ball at a crucial moment

tem said...

bozo is awesome.

meiz did great work.

i have a real bedskirt.

Jugdish said...

free weiners

Jugdish said...

snake

Jugdish said...

i figured out the linking beth...no thanks to you.



s

Beth said...

"i figured out the linking beth...no thanks to you"

Damn you're smart, you should work for NASA!

Blueshon said...

i blame Carter for making a stupid pass, but the inbounds play was awful in its own right, there wasn't anybody coming to the ball everyone was running away.

Blueshon said...

can't harp on that though, lots of other reasons they lost the game.

Jugdish said...

Caretr could have made a better inbounds pass had he been doing this

Jugdish said...

Carter

El Padrino said...

"can't harp on that though, lots of other reasons they lost the game."

bull, they lost because of that
they played well enough to win down the stretch, had stops, were physcial, got to the line, etc.

the only factor i would say was they shot poorly from the ft line (but not late...they shot well late)

tem said...

that 1 pass is the sole reason they lost the game.


nobody was supposed to tell anyone that. but the rest of the game was pointless...just rigged WWE style for entertainment.

it all came down to that 1 inbounds play. if the pass was completed denver wins, if not LA wins.


I am shocked, but not surprised that EP let the cat out of the bag.

Blueshon said...

that's true EP, but they gave up an offensive rebound to Gasol after playing great defense with 40 seconds left in the game. Rebounding down the stretch was somewhat atrocious.

of course got a couple of shitty calls from the refs too that helped, the "reach" on K-mart with 30 seconds left was borderline at best, and not a playoff foul, and not a playoff foul in a tie game with 30 seconds left.

El Padrino said...

officiating was atrcious but they allwoed kobe to be roughed upo a bit

which is nice to see

Tyler said...

BTW - Slaw is GROSS.

Tyler said...

Raiders blanket?

Tyler said...

I like Meiz's accent. NS.

Jugdish said...

he pronounced "meiz" differently than I thought he would...but that's how he rolls

Tyler said...

"Fuckin' $23 Dollar hammer. Why did I buy that? Cuz I was BALLIN' when I had a girlfriend."

Tyler said...

Yes, as stated in the video, that's how he rolls.

Jugdish said...

i bet ep was impressed by meiz being able to look into the cabinets above the countertop so easily.

Tyler said...

The Back to the Future 2 sunglasses are pimp.

spaceman spiff said...

melo really wanted it last night, hopefully the loss breaks him down a little

spaceman spiff said...

clifton lee needs to murder someone, he's been dealing, and if he's not having a problem with run support, its teh fucking bullpen

fuck kerry wood

Blueshon said...

"melo really wanted it last night, hopefully the loss breaks him down a little"

i think he's finally starting to "get it"

next year could be a big year for him. I don't think they have enough to beat the lakers this year, but should be a strong contender next season.

Tyler said...

"he pronounced "meiz" differently than I thought he would"

Yeah, I've been pronouncing it so it rhymes with "whiz" all this time.

Blueshon said...

Seeing him D up Kobe the last few minutes of the game was encouraging.

spaceman spiff said...

"
next year could be a big year for him. I don't think they have enough to beat the lakers this year, but should be a strong contender next season."

so theyre getting rid of anthony carter, got it.

Jugdish said...

Yeah, I've been pronouncing it so it rhymes with "whiz" all this time.


I've been thinking it sounded like MEEZ.

spaceman spiff said...

blue,
whats up with george karl's demeanor though, he was absolutely devastated last night, inconsolable, WFT, coach aint supposed to act like that, especially after a game 1

spaceman spiff said...

i thought it was pronounced MAZE, how was it pronounced on the vid, i have no sound

Tyler said...

Yeah, but J.R. Smiff, Birdman and Carter are all Free Agents after this season. They have problems with bench production as it is, losing those guys will hurt. Well, maybe not Carter, but J.R. and Birdman would.

Tyler said...

He pronounced it "Mize".

El Padrino said...

i like the pic of the ex gf meiz

Tyler said...

Word on Karl, even if he feels like that, he can't let anyone see that. Terrible. That's why his team's always have the George Karl Team Implosion™, because he gives up on them.

Meiz said...

Weather be suite up here, today

Tyler said...

Wait, what? Nuggs are still paying Antonio McDyess through next year?

Tyler said...

Excellent job on the video, Meiz. NS.

Meiz said...

"i like the pic of the ex gf meiz"

Where?

The Labrador?

JFreak said...

I must've broke the schedule when I added meiz's vid to tyler's post.

Blueshon said...

"Yeah, but J.R. Smiff, Birdman and Carter are all Free Agents after this season. They have problems with bench production as it is, losing those guys will hurt. Well, maybe not Carter, but J.R. and Birdman would."

they have one of the better benches in the league...They have already committed that they are going to re-sign birdman and JR, and let Kleiza walk.

Nuggets brass has established the priorities as:

JR smiff
Birdman
anyone not named kleiza or carter
sonny weems
carter
kleiza

Tyler said...

Yeah, apparently Beth doesn't understand when there's a draft in there that reads, "edit: Meiz did a tour of his house through video. His efforts follow these words." and then has the video underneath, that she's supposed to post that one instead of making a new post. I blame the blondness.

El Padrino said...

"The Labrador?"

yeah, she's cute

Meiz said...

"Excellent job on the video, Meiz. NS."


Could have been better. I missed some stuff I was planning on having in part 2. I started to choke when I saw how long the video was. I'll upload what I missed tonight.

Blueshon said...

"Wait, what? Nuggs are still paying Antonio McDyess through next year?"

for salary cap purposes, yes...but it's the balance of what his old contract was and whatever he's making with the Pistons now.

Kroenke doesn't mind paying the luxury tax if he thinks the team can actually contend for a title.

El Padrino said...

fucking women

Tyler said...

They have a good bench, they just don't show up all the time.

spaceman spiff said...

fantasy teams were absolutely putrid last night, hit .160 in yahoo, <.100 in keeper

Blueshon said...

"They have a good bench, they just don't show up all the time."

true...typical for bench guys though...don't play as well on the road as at home.

Blueshon said...

Vinny Mac solved the WWE raw problem....they're moving it to the Staples Center on Monday night.

JFreak said...

Jug, those hubble mission pictures are awesome.

spaceman spiff said...

EP,

re: firefox
to make it a 1 step process, middle click the home button for a new tab. opening links in a new tab, same thing, middle click it

Blueshon said...

they're taking phone calls on the radio now about people upset that the WWE is not going to be in Denver on monday night.

Meiz said...

"That's how I roll" is supposed to be a joke, just in case bossman stumbles across this. He says that shit constantly, when he drinks.

Blueshon said...

it's actually quite funny

spaceman spiff said...

yea it seems like wrestling fans have been listening to sports radio double time this past week, they were calling in all day yesterday

Blueshon said...

how do you roll?

El Padrino said...

poor blake griffin

spaceman spiff said...

a 'former wrestler' called in yesterday and he said with all the choreography, wrestling is more like dancing, and thats why he got into it, WFT

Meiz said...

"i bet ep was impressed by meiz being able to look into the cabinets above the countertop so easily."


And I even had to squat to look into the fridge.

El Padrino said...

ok spiffer

El Padrino said...

"And I even had to squat to look into the fridge."

i will work you in basketball

WORK YOU

Meiz said...

Why do you gents think Keith spells it Mize?

We've been over it.

You are all EP.

Meiz said...
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Beth said...

"Yeah, apparently Beth doesn't understand when there's a draft in there that reads, "edit: Meiz did a tour of his house through video. His efforts follow these words." and then has the video underneath, that she's supposed to post that one instead of making a new post. I blame the blondness."

Damn, I had no idea I was supposed to check for drafts. I blame it on the fact that I just got posting access to this thing a few days ago. (Ok yeah, maybe the blondness contributed a little...)

But I'm wimping out, someone else can fix it.

Jugdish said...

Why do you gents think Keith spells it Mize?



i still pronounse it meez...keef misspells everything on purpose

Beth said...

"Why do you gents think Keith spells it Mize?

We've been over it.

You are all EP."

Hey don't lump me in with everyone else. I may not know to check for drafts but I knew how to pronounce Meiz.

Blueshon said...

i like girl $460

Meiz said...

"i will work you in basketball

WORK YOU"


I hope you don't intend on shooting jumpers. I swat them shits away like mosquitos.

Blueshon said...

Girl #460

Beth said...

Ok, I just checked and in my defense I hit the "New Post" button from the LOV home page and the posting page it takes you to doesn't reference a draft anywhere on there. That's an entirely different page that shows there's a draft.

So there.

spaceman spiff said...

"So there."

apology accepted

Beth said...

"apology accepted"

You have met a woman before, right Spiff? We never apologize, even when we're wrong (like here).

Blueshon said...

"so there"

beth is not smrt...got it

Meiz said...

Beth is quickly developing a complex. This is fun.

JFreak said...

"But I'm wimping out, someone else can fix it."

We can't fix it.

WOE.

Now no one will be able to read Tyler's fantastic words.

El Padrino said...

"I hope you don't intend on shooting jumpers. I swat them shits away like mosquitos."

WORK YOU

jumpers, drives, fadeaways

complete package

Jugdish said...

Fleet Week in NYC. parade and a fly-over are planned to kick it off

El Padrino said...

I'm aware jug, thanks.

Keith S said...

Is it hard carrying golf clubs around the track in a basket?

Keith S said...

Fucking give beth posting access and all of a sudden she's Dan Shamford

spaceman spiff said...

""You have met a woman before, right Spiff? We never apologize, even when we're wrong (like here)."

i thought 'apology accepted' was for nonexistent apologies blondie

Keith S said...

"Now no one will be able to read Tyler's fantastic words."


They are there now

Keith S said...

"i thought 'apology accepted' was for nonexistent apologies blondie"

spiff gets it

Beth said...

"We can't fix it."

Yes we can, in fact I just fixed it. Tyler's stuff is posted now.

isiah thompson said...

Great work deke.

I also loved the accent and commentary.

I say it as "maize"

Keith S said...

"Yes we can, in fact I just fixed it. Tyler's stuff is posted now."

Actually, I did that too.

ns

isiah thompson said...

am I the only one who blames Chauncey on that last play?

if he watches the ball and comes towards it there is no steal.

also, Karl shouldn't have called a TO before that. Take the ball out and walk it up and have 2 TO's left.

Nugglets were victims of that patented Staples playoff referring* last night.

it's all fized anyway

spaceman spiff said...

"when there wasn't as much basketball on national TV, you watched the Lakers AND the Clippers if you were a basketball fan"

forgot how true this is, used to watch ron gant, loy vaught, lamond murray etc

Beth said...

"Actually, I did that too."

So 2 of us fixed what couldn't be fixed then.

Blueshon said...

"I say it as "maize""


it's pronounced DEEEE-lucks

spaceman spiff said...

"am I the only one who blames Chauncey on that last play?"

yes

Keith S said...

Ran Gant played for the Braves

isiah thompson said...

Chauncey takes two steps forward and Ariza comes through his body for the foul.

Chauncey got lazy and wasn't paying attention.

Blueshon said...

""am I the only one who blames Chauncey on that last play?""

i blame jug

spaceman spiff said...

boom dizzle twitter: "The curse of the clippers is over.... Let's go clips nation!!!"

ahahahhahaha

Keith S said...

"So 2 of us fixed what couldn't be fixed then."


Yes. It's a Christmas Day miracle

Blueshon said...

95% chance that Blake Griffin now turns into Michael Olowokandi

isiah thompson said...

re: Melo "getting it"

great game for him, really impressive. ns

isn't he a FA after next season?

I thought him, Wade and bron only signed like 3 year extensions, or did Melo sign a longer deal?

isiah thompson said...

jug takes the best nasa photos

Keith S said...

Hadn't Olowokandi only played basketball for something like 3-4 years before the Clips drafted him?

JFreak said...

It can't be fixed.

El Padrino said...

"Chauncey got lazy and wasn't paying attention."

stop it, chauncey on the replays evenlooked back at carter as to say your a scrub

El Padrino said...

melo signed longer deal

isiah thompson said...

Hadn't Olowokandi only played basketball for something like 3-4 years before the Clips drafted him?

something like that, plus he played for Pacific (ns), and was raised by like Princeton professors (ns).

he wasn't gangsta.

Keith S said...

"stop it, chauncey on the replays evenlooked back at carter as to say your a scrub"

That's what people that fuck up do. They blame it on the other person


*note: I didn't see the play

isiah thompson said...

stop it, chauncey on the replays evenlooked back at carter as to say your a scrub

watch the replay, chauncey stopped running back to the ball.

isiah thompson said...

I'm not saying it was a perfect pass, but if Chauncey keeps running to it then there is no steal, he stopped and lunged, Ariza kept running.

El Padrino said...

"watch the replay, chauncey stopped running back to the ball."

because he had to chase Ariza

El Padrino said...

Ok

Dr. Jackzeke Ramsey

Blueshon said...

Melo has an extra year after Bron/Wade/Bosh, signed the Max offer, whereas those guys left a year on the table.

Keith S said...

mize
When you make the next vid-yo, can you say "We're not gonna fall for the banana in the tailpipe again"?

isiah thompson said...

because he had to chase Ariza


so he stopped running but was chasing someone?

isiah thompson said...

that game was fucking HDH dough

Keith S said...

Using gloves to handle fish is a bitch move

El Padrino said...

game was very good

Meiz said...

"Is it hard carrying golf clubs around the track in a basket?"


Those are the old sticks

Blueshon said...

i was telling somebody today, even if the nuggets get swept, if all 4 games are like that, i'd be satisfied.

Blueshon said...

it's pronounced DEEK

isiah thompson said...

and like bleu said, that reach they called on Martin was sucktastic and it was a little late.

Meiz said...

"Using gloves to handle fish is a bitch move"

Dealing with a 2 foot Northern is bullshit.

Keith S said...

"even if the nuggets get swept, if all 4 games are like that, i'd be satisfied."

Stop it

El Padrino said...

nice tulips meiz

isiah thompson said...

around the 3:00 mark, Chauncey stops running to the ball

Blueshon said...

my tulips got fucked over by a late april snowstorm that dumped 2 feet of snow

isiah thompson said...

Vick released, praise allah

Blueshon said...

Vick will be the QB in tampa by mid-season

isiah thompson said...

Lane Kiffin with another ncaa violation.

this is not going to end well for him.

isiah thompson said...

for real dough, Wiz getting the 5th pick was destiny for them.

it was the worse* case scenario and that's exactly what happened.

isiah thompson said...

Blake Griffin has a little Stafford-like retard look to him.

Blueshon said...

kings got fucked over too

i was thinking how sick the Grizz would be if they'd have gotten Griffin....

OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, and Blake Griffin....damn

Keith S said...

Vick has to ride in a car from kansas to virginia. That sucks

Blueshon said...

there is no way he's actually riding in a car

Keith S said...

He was headed to Virginia by car to begin two months of home confinement at his five-bedroom house in Hampton before a scheduled released from federal custody on July 20.

Keith S said...

The drive from Leavenworth to Hampton was expected to take about 19 hours.

El Padrino said...

more reflection time for michael

Jugdish said...

The drive from Leavenworth to Hampton was expected to take about 19 hours.

If I had been in prison for the last 23 months, I think I'd prefer the car ride

Jugdish said...

i blame jug


i blame your face

isiah thompson said...

If I had been in prison for the last 23 months, I think I'd prefer the car ride

diddo

not being in prison greater > being in the clink

Jugdish said...

over/under on how many times he stops at Popeye's on the way back?

isiah thompson said...

not being in prison greater > being in the clink

wow that was deep and hdh

not being in prison greater > driving cross cuntry*

fized

though driving cross country doesn't suck, it just takes time (deep again)

knowing is knowledge

El Padrino said...

CANT WAIT To see this movie

Steve said...

i'd want to fly, get home as quick as possible.

and there had better be 4 or 5 women and 4 or 5 cases of beer waiting on me.

Keith S said...

He's driving back with his fiance, so there probably won't be 4-5 women waiting

isiah thompson said...

What movie, blocked on that

JFreak said...

"What movie, blocked on that"

Not a real movie, don't worry.

El Padrino said...

brokeback mountain 2

fur traders

Meiz said...

"CANT WAIT To see this movie"


Welcome to 2006

isiah thompson said...

Big Tex and A-Rod heating up.

Jugdish said...

Senate blocks funs to close Gitmo...suite

Jugdish said...

funds...

tem said...

"Dealing with a 2 foot Northern is bullshit."


TWCMEPS

Jugdish said...

TWCMEPS


hilarity

tem said...

"Vick will be the QB in tampa by mid-season"


even tampa might have enough QBs now.

he'll be QB starting next year. gotta give the bucs time to get rid of mcknown, leftwich, griese, johnson, niner, favre, plummer, other mcknown and stinky.

tem said...

"Lane Kiffin with another ncaa violation.

this is not going to end well for him."


of course this one wasn't his fault either.

how many "it was my assistant" excuses do you get??

tem said...

"Blake Griffin has a little Stafford-like retard look to him."

noticed this today at lunch.

tem said...

"He's driving back with his fiance, so there probably won't be 4-5 women waiting"

you don't know how he rolls.

Blueshon said...

was there a niner in there?

tem said...

"enate blocks funs to close Gitmo...suite"

how much could it cost to shut a place down?

fuck it, just leave. don't even unlock the cell doors.

Jugdish said...

I think he asked for 80 million.

I guess they want to get their security deposit back...right keef?

Jugdish said...

don't even unlock the cell doors.



i like that idea

Steve said...

"how much could it cost to shut a place down?"

200 mill

He asked for the funds before presenting a clear plan.

Kinda nice to see a senate saying "Hold the fuck on".

Blueshon said...

why does it cost 200M to close a place.

just give the keys to the bank and walk away

Steve said...

"why does it cost 200M to close a place."

i guess that's kinda what they wanted to know.

Jugdish said...

By a vote of 90-6, the Senate approved an amendment that not only blocks supplemental funds from being used to close Guantanamo and move detainees to U.S. soil, but also orders that no funds already in U.S. coffers be redirected toward that purpose.

Sen. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the vote to strip the $80 million Obama had wanted should not be seen as a rebuke to the administration but a "wake up call."

Jugdish said...

wow...90-6

tem said...

close vote.

tem said...

block

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