|News » Pau isn't soft ... and it's time you realize it 2009-06-01|
|Pau isn't soft ... and it's time you realize it 2009-06-01|
Gee, what a fluke: The Lakers spread out, run their offense through Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom and shred the Nuggets defense for countless unchallenged layups and jumpers in Games 5 and 6, many by predator Kobe Bryant who often found himself alone with just one defender to shame then slay.Kobe is Kong, overpowering, compelling and neurotic. Gasol is L.A.'s centrifugal force minus the celebratory primal screams and beating on the chest. When utilized correctly by Kobe & Co., Pau provides unanswerable peculiarities only Dwight Howard may be able to nullify should they square off in The Finals.
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Apparently, rising free agent-of-choice Carlos Boozer is telling confidants he's either going to Detroit or New Jersey -- only way the capsized Nets pull that off is by doing a sign-and-trade. Word has it Jersey will have but three assistants next season and all must take pay cuts.
Shocking the 76ers would diss the campaigning-for-the-job Doug Collins and hire Eddie (230-288) Jordan.
Hornets, to name one of many teams expected to sell first-round picks, are almost definite to deal their No. 1. They're also talking to Jannero Pargo (played in Greece last season) about bringing him back. Hawks unrestricted free agent Josh Childress is sure to return to the NBA as well, maintain sources, but not to Atlanta. His high opinion of himself (starter vs. subs) conflicted with coach Mike Woodson.
Stephen Curry put on an unreal shooting performance at Chicago's NBA Draft Combine and allegedly grew another inch this season. His athleticism remains shaky. Biggest positive of the event probably was fact teams could interview candidates in the afternoons. So how come Blake Griffin, who tested for 20 minutes Friday afternoon, was kept from speaking to a single team by his agent? What's that about?
Jay Leno signed off his late-night show Friday night, but Jimmy Fallon remains. "That's a friggin' miscarriage of justice," e-mailed Phil Spector.
This just in: Employing truth in advertising, the Knicks have unveiled their new marketing slogan for potential ticket-buyers . . . Drag Me to Hell.
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Added: June 1, 2009