Okay, Lamar Odom. You win.
After watching the Khloe and Lamar wedding episode on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it’s pretty much impossible to hate on the Lakers forward anymore. I actually feel bad for picking on the guy all these years.
I’ll admit, I said some nasty things about Lamar.
I stated that it looked like he was marrying a Chyna clone.
I mentioned that he was an inconsistent underachiever who was the NBA’s version of J.D. Drew.
I even went so far as to nickname him Lam-O Kardashian.
I retract all my previous statements. Lamar Odom is worthy of my affection.
I’m convinced that if anyone cheats in this relationship, it will be that wife of us his and not him. Crazy, I know. But if you saw the episode, you know what I’m talking about.
Continue reading My Sincerest Apologies To Lamar Odom
Unless you happen to be the most punch-drunk Gonzaga Bulldogs fan around, it’s easy to hate Adam Morrison.
When he was in college, the former Zag had a penchant for knocking down frustratingly impossible shots, often displayed a bad attitude, threw tantrums, yelled at teammates and coaches, didn’t hustle, wouldn’t play defense, openly wept on a national stage, rarely showered (supposedly), and refused to shave the dirty sanchez on his upper lip. Add to that the greasy crop of hair he wouldn’t cut for five years and you pretty much had the most repulsive human being on the face of the planet.
Three years later, Adam Morrison is a Los Angeles Laker who has been humbled by injuries, unfortunate circumstances, and a trade.
He no longer wears his hair long, rarely lashes out at the people around him, makes an effort to play defense, and has learned that hard work and hustle is a requirement for a guy looking to get off the bench.
The out-of-place mustache is still there, and no word on whether he showers or not, but at least fans can now look at Morrison and feel something for the former first-round pick that they never felt before: compassion.
Continue reading Adam Morrison Recovering From Sorely-Deserved Kick In The Pants
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when ESPN proudly displays their greatest invention, the NBA Trade Machine, for all us laypeople to experiment with. If you’ve never fooled around with the NBATM before, CLICK HERE to get started. Basically, the trade machine allows you to incorporate up to three NBA teams and begin trading players amongst the teams, taking into account the salary cap and other factors that would influence real-life deals. Here are some trades I’ve worked out already today.
Los Angeles Lakers get: Tyson Chandler, Mouhamed Sene, Kyle Weaver, Nick Collison, Earl Watson, Russ Westbrook, and Damien Wilkens.
Oklahoma City Thunder get: Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
Continue reading Playing with ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine