Smack / Sep 8, 2011 / 12:00 am

Pau Gasol Gets Revenge On Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

Pau Gasol got revenge. Well, not really. But he did get the better of Dirk Nowitzki and Spain got the better of Germany in the EuroBasket second round, beating them 77-68 behind the two Gasol brothers (Pau: 19 second-half points and Marc: 24 points). Dirk matched the All-Star with 19 of his own, but didn’t make a shot during the last nine minutes of the game. When you’re playing a team like Spain that can bring five or six different guys who have the capability to be their team’s best player on any given night, it’s difficult. Besides Chris Kaman (15 points, 12 rebounds), Nowitzki didn’t get enough help. Germany is now 0-3 in group play, and Dirk, after doing everything he had to do all season in the NBA, may not make the quarterfinals. Turkey lost by four to France. Tony Parker had another big night with 20 points while Lithuania went off for 100 points in their 10-point win over Serbia. NBA rookie Jonas Valanciunas (18 points) was awesome. He played Nenad Krstic (21 points) to a push while Lithuania hit 11 threes from the outside … At last…the two sides have come up for air. After two months of virtually no news concerning the lockout, the owners and players met yesterday for nearly six hours and got after it. Nothing specific or noteworthy happened. Just the fact they were in there is big news for basketball fans. They’ll also be meeting today and tomorrow in hopes of building off the momentum. An interesting situation occurred yesterday afternoon after the meetings finished. Roger Mason, who is a VP with the NBPA, had a tweet come from his account that said it looked like we might be having a season after all. Almost immediately, Mason said his account had been hacked. The specific tweet has since been deleted. Is he telling the truth about it being hacked? Or was it momentary excitement that caused him to tweet something maybe he shouldn’t have? … How this lockout affects next June’s draft will be one of the more interesting subplots of the season. Yesterday, it was reported the NBA might be looking to add a third round. Forget everything else, how would that affect you if you were in college? Are we going to see more guys rushing to get out and get drafted? Will any third rounders have any shot at all of making it? That would be tough to predict … Yesterday was the tip for our Dime Ultimate Baller sweepstakes, pitting the best basketball movie characters against each other. Already, there are a couple of interesting matchups. Voting for Neon/Kenny Tyler and Shep/Saleh is still going on … Mehmet Okur has passed his physical and could begin playing with his new Turkish club Turk Telekom this weekend. He does have an opt-out in place for whenever the season does begin … As much as we’ve been hyping NBA 2K12 in the last few weeks, there is one big problem. If the lockout continues on its current course, when the game drops it will not include any rookies (apparently outside of Ricky Rubio, who signed a contract before the lockout began). That’s a huge bummer. With Madden, that was never a problem. Their lockout didn’t cancel EA Sports’ rookie rights, but in this situation it has. So that means no Derrick Williams, Kyrie Irving and the rest. Who’s heated? We are. And so is Kemba Walker. He tweeted: So the rookies not gonna be in 2k. I’m tight. I was planning on avg 100 wit myself. Lmao. Still, it seems 2K is prepared for that and means to include the rookies in a roster update once the lockout has ended, which is better than nothing we guess … Speaking of video games, we know Gordon Hayward is a fanatic. Now, he’s set to join a professional gaming league with IGN Entertainment called the IGN Pro League. From Oct. 6-9, the Jazz swingman will be a part of a StarCraft II tournament at Caesars Atlantic City … And Kobe Bryant joined Twitter yesterday (and had 36,000 followers after only three hours) and then was suspended. No answers yet on what exactly went down. His Twitter name nearly survived as long as the Lakers’ playoff run … We’re out like 2K12 rookies.

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  • feature

    Title should have read: “Pau Gasol Gets Revenge On Dirk Nowitzki With the Aid of Little Brother Marc…”

  • BRUCE

    Starcraft2, I will beat all your asses!

  • beiber newz

    Speaking of France, after hearing that Tony Parker FUCKED Brent Barry’s wife, if you were married to Roxy Reynolds, would you be on a team with him as your point guard? Would you be on a team with him and Delonte West as your two guard? Guard your mothers and wives. In what situation would you guard your daughter? If R. Kelly got nice at ball maybe.

  • Arno

    You don’t guard wives, because they are not animals. Brent Barry’s wife decided to fuck another player for whatever reason. She DECIDED.

  • beiber newz

    Do you know guard can have many definitions?

  • beiber newz

    Were you in her head when she had sex, you seem to know.
    Many scenarios occur when people get pussy.
    You don’t know what tony did to get in her pants.
    Drugged her? Black male? (don’t confuse those examples as the only ways you get punani) She probably did it out of spite because she caught him beating his meat to Kardashian porn. Maybe he doesn’t say

  • beiber newz

    …i love you enuff.

  • stefan

    that’s why there is a lockout. players concern themselves with video games as opposed with a few decades ago when they would have a regular job during the offseason. a bit exaggerated, I know…

  • beiber newz
  • beiber newz

    “the game” or “no game” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxw-pIEFedQ&feature=player_embedded

    u can never hav enuff tyson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbney4qFlU4&feature=player_detailpage

    well, i talked about it earlier, why not him 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbney4qFlU4&feature=player_detailpage

    doesn’t this prank make you miss yao ming for some weird reason?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJcTpgrKQk&feature=player_embedded

    this guy is as dumb as some1 here that comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXOmuGqObbk&feature=player_embedded

    BIGGIE! THROWS BOTTLE AT HIS OWN DJ:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXOmuGqObbk&feature=player_embedded

  • beiber newz

    well, i talked about it earlier, why not him 2 *CORRECT LINK*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKyWjp6_mCk&feature=player_embedded

    BIGGIE! THROWS BOTTLE AT HIS OWN DJ *CORRECT LINK*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqJB-zayZMg&feature=player_embedded

  • jdizzle

    I guess Brandon Jennings was right…

    BTW who in their right mind would marry a pornstar?

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY
  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    If some of you don’t have time to read the whole article I posted above, here’s an excerpt addressing the most frequently asked question…

    “-No rookies will be in the retail version but will be added by a roster update after the lockout is over. According to 2k, the transition will be seamless and the rookies’ names and references are already in the game.”

  • Cha-Ching

    If Pau gets so-called revenge, why the Dirk pic? Kobe barely talks now, what is he going to say on twitter?

  • Big Island

    Cha-Ching: It’s because Dirk is better looking.

    I’d marry a pornstar, but I wouldn’t marry every pornstar. There are some lines that are crossed with some of that brutal crap. But someone like Avy Scott? Sure. Sasha Grey? Probably not, although she is unbelievably smart. I don’t even want to know what issues got her started. I am friends with this couple, she’s a dominatrix/fetish chick, and he is the most chill dude ever, and he loves that she shoots stuff. She is the nicest, most laid back, enlightened person you will ever meet, but she is absolutely terrifying.

    NSFW: Goddess Heather

    See Beib, that’s how it’s done. It’s not safe for work, and I leave it to you guys to google so JAY can keep his job.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    LMAOOOOO! Atta boy, Big Island. That’s how you pass on pervy things. Lol. Internet courtesy goes a long way. I’ll email myself a reminder to google it once I get home. Much appreciated.

    Please Beib, take note.

  • beiber newz

    Big Island HAHA I got you man. Next time, I won’t put your salary in danger!! lol

  • Big Island

    Beib – I work for myself, so I am free to do whatever as far as that goes. And I am warning you and JAY, she is, um, wow, um, dude. The shit she does to people is not cool, at least not to me. But she is the nicest lady ever. When she isn’t stomping dudes nuts or sticking her foot in places feet don’t belong that is. And she is stronger than you so it will happen.