Smack / Jan 9, 2012 / 12:12 am

Ricky Rubio Makes Magic Again; Washington Is Embarrassing Themselves Right Now

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio, Dime #43

The Wizards are SO depressing to watch, and it’s not even because they can’t win a game. No one seems to care. JaVale McGee gets stripped in the lane and stands there looking all depressed like someone just jacked his all-black matte truck as the action takes off past him. Nick Young only seems to be into it when he’s scoring. The crowd seems like they’re listening to an opera instead of watching a basketball game. It’s not hard to figure out why this team is struggling. Damn Washington, you might suck but you should at least be exciting to watch. They took an uppercut to the chin from the best 3-5 team in the NBA yesterday, losing by 21 to the Wolves. We feel terrible for John Wall (10 points). The T-Wolves run and move the ball for easy buckets on one end, then on the other end the Wizards just stand around and whichever jacker is dominating the ball just throws up a shot. It’s terrible. Andray Blatche, Nick Young and Jordan Crawford are all playing poisonously right now. Wall already looks like he just went through a day of on-the-job training with Alonzo Harris. Rashard Lewis also reportedly “decided he didn’t want to play” yesterday after getting into an argument with Wizards’ assistant coach Sam Cassell. Lewis was listed as being out with a sore knee, but apparently that’s not true. Things can’t get much more dysfunctional for Washington, and we could be approaching a tipping point if players aren’t listening to Flip Saunders and the team’s highest-paid player, a veteran, is squabbling with an assistant coach and giving himself a DNP. Stay tuned for the fallout … It’s starting to drive us insane that Rubio isn’t the starter yet. Ridnour does a decent job, but as soon as Rubio comes in, the entire game changes. He racked up 13 points, 14 assists and six rebounds. He still played 30 minutes (to Ridnour’s 31), so it’s not like he’s not getting minutes. But they’re so clearly better with him as the guy, it must be making Minnesota fans berserk. Not sure why they now feel the need to ease him along this slowly. Start ‘em and let Rubio and Love (20 points, 16 rebounds) build towards great things … Jan Vesely made his pro debut in the first quarter and proceeded to air ball his first free throw (the second one just barely hit the front of the rim). No girlfriend smooches for him last night … We wonder who wants to shoot more: everyone on the Wizards, or everyone on the Kings? Marcus Thornton was probably hyped when Tyreke Evans went out with an ankle injury because it meant more shots. Evans eventually came back in to score 28 points, but Sacramento still lost by seven to the Magic. Amazing, because Dwight Howard (five points, four rebounds) didn’t have a single point or rebound in the first half. Read that again. In Howard’s first eight minutes on the court, he already had four fouls. He was bad, but Jameer Nelson was probably even worse. He’s never looked so lifeless. No aggressiveness at all… just skipping the ball around the perimeter. If Sacramento wasn’t so busy fighting each other for shots, they could’ve won this one … Our vote for the NBA’s worst soccer mom is definitely going to Ryan Anderson‘s (19 points, 11 rebounds) mother. Supposedly, she loves taping games just to rewind and sometimes watch her son’s buckets four-plus times. Then yesterday, they showed the Anderson crew on the JumboTron after an Anderson bucket, and sure enough the Mrs. was taking a picture of the big screen … Bill Walton was calling the game. Here are some of his gems: He said Big Baby (20 points, eight rebounds) could be like Charles Barkley if he lost a little weight, and also said J.J. Redick wasn’t a “speed merchant” … OKC blew out San Antonio 108-96 in a game that was over by the second half of the third quarter. Kevin Durant had one of his better all-around games, dropping 21/10/7 in a cool 28 minutes. For the Spurs, if Gary Neal leads you in scoring (18 points), that’s probably not a good thing … If you had any questions about the Thunder’s togetherness, every time the rook Reggie Jackson (playing because Eric Maynor is done for the year) did something good, the entire Thunder bench jumped up faster than House of Pain Keep reading to hear about the Lakers’ big win over the Grizzlies …

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  • James

    Fighting each other for shots? Thornton got his touches, as did Reke. The thing is, Thornton didnt make his shots and his D was horrible. Then again, everyone at Dime is probably too busy writing articles trying to tie basketball with music & HBO shows then actually watching these games…

  • control

    No mention of that dunk Kobe threw down? Didn’t think he could get up like that any more. Marc Gasol, though he did very good defensively, was disgusting offensively. Guy was shooting like a sickly, jihadist looking Rondo motherfucker. If Kobe could stick to getting teammates going, and completely stop those idiot half fading away jump shots over 3 or 4 guys, he’d be such an amazing player…

    When Rubio came in, Wolves went on a 17-2 run…the guy is just amazing at managing the game. Washington is a straight out disgrace, they might end up being worse than Cleveland.

  • control

    Oh wait, you did mention Kobe’s dunk…haha, there’s egg on my face now, wooooo!

  • beiber newz

    the lakers just bought me another 24 hours of peace again with the win. ahhh. breathing easy. can’t wait til the post season…a place where the majority of people didn’t even think they had a chance of getting to. feels great to be a fan.

  • silky

    yea tristan looks solid. kinda hard to tell his ceiling tho.

    caught a bit of the bucks/suns game and Shaun Livingston threw down a dunk- which had the suns announcers wondering if micheal redd would be able to make the same type recovery for them…. good luck with that- his hourglass is outta sand

    playing with Nash and having those suns trainers has been known to have magical results tho

  • beiber newz

    and sorry dime, guess the LA win means getting 100+ comments will be a tall order, especially with kobe having a good game in the process. sorry haters as well. kb is depriving you of doing the thing you love.

    golly, the offseason was brutal, straight laker hate 24-7. and their first two losses , oh man hater city. these wins are making me look like a guru. i said they’d be fine. and whadayaknow…..

  • That’s What’s Up

    I can no longer hide the fact that I have a Tebowner

  • Hi, Jurg from Denmark

    And hi hi to you today from copenha’.

    And what a really excellent smackk today who like it like me?

    And a big hi hi to mr tebow. Big Jurgo can help with that pussy you don’t like to touch ha ha ha ha

    Thank you today

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Im not impressed at the lakers play today. How can a championship team have 27 turnovers in a single game? I know you can count kobe for at least 2 passing in the air TOs a night but 27 total is amazing.
    The one thing im looking foward to right now is watching Matt Barnes play. I always thought he was a scrappy above average player and obviuosly kobe did as well. But when he got to the lakers even with the injury last year he just wasnt doing it for me. Just another player who PJ held back on the bench.

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Lol@ egg in your face & the love guru

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Byebye NBATV

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Er5TsQrGg alf (from melmak)

    First, all “24” fans rejoice, there will be a “24” movie this year.

    Second, I do not know what kind of deal Dime inked with Kyrie Irving when they placed him on their cover. But raising him to high heavens to close Smack smells very fishy especially after Dime opened Smack with praises for Ricky Rubio.

    Third, Yahoo reported that Delonte West will not be joining the Mavericks when they meet President Barack Obama. This came after a background check was done by the White House. Two thoughts came to my mind. Why would West want to go when he is not even part of the Dallas championship team last year? Second, when did Kobe Bryant had a rape case against him? Was that the same year they won a championship?

    I am out like Jeff Jordan.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Slick Ric

    ^lmao, I totally agree with you kyrie, and the lakers didn’t win a championship kobe was accused of, the spurs did.

  • http://brokejumper.com/ Brokejumper

    I think it’s a good move to keep Rubio coming off the bench, Ridnour is a pretty stable point guard. Unnecessary to put the weight of Minnesota’s shoulders on the young Spaniard just yet. If anyone, keep cutting the minutes of Anthony Randolph.

  • First & Foremost

    Minnesota, as Brokejumper stated, keep Rubio with the 2nd unit. The Spurs have Manu, Blazers-Crawford, Mavs-Terry, Warriors-Kwame, etc, etc. Rubio gives them that noticeable jolt which is why they can hang around with the upper half of the league.

    Washington, As I said in the Blatche article, the Wizards need someone to step up and be the leader. Kirk Hinrich was the leader last year, ever since that trade the wheels have fallen off. John Wall needs to be that leader but he isn’t ready. Blatche, the guy who has had a checkered past with the organization, put it on himself to be the leader but he commands no respect. Even if he was to get in Rashard’s face & hold him accountable, we can all envision Mr. Lewis rolling his eyes, plopping down on the bench, spread his arms out, and kick his shoes off. The team has no discipline.

    Wall is playing like he did over the summer, reckless drives to the basket but defenders aren’t stepping out of the way anymore. His range is still limited and the times I’ve watched them, their offensive sets are no more than 2 passes.

  • DNice

    Lets go HEAT!!

  • beiber newz

    panchitoooo, i am not proud of the play of the lakers in particular…i just like the reults.

    no one even thought they’d looked this good outside of me and maybe 1 or 2 people on this site.

    and they are keeping up with the young teams, and they even look good at running the break and on defense.

    their early demise is looking false.

    that is what i meant.

    no 1 even thought they’d compete for a playoff spot, or they thought they’d struggle to get in.

    right now they are looking like one of the better teams in the entire nba,

    that was my message.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    Cosign everything you said about the Wiz. They have too much talent to be playing this bad. It’s pure laziness.

    DC fans are THE worst and do not deserve to have a team. I attended the Celtics and Knicks game and in both instances, fans of the opposing squad easily outnumbered homers and the fans that did show up barely cared. As lazy as JaVale and Co. played, I still felt bad for them. So bad, I felt obligated to cheer twice as hard and I’m not even a fan. The sad thing is they played noticeably better when the crowd got behind them, which was probably 5 minutes total… combined from both games.

    On another note, just got a 15% coupon from NBA All Access. Was going to use it on a Monta Ellis jersey. Rubio may’ve just changed my mind.

  • trollne1

    I was gonna bet on Rubio breaking the rookie assist record this year before finding out that it was 25! In case anyone was wondering, the record’s shared by an Ernie DiGregorio (1974) and Nate McMillan (1987).

    Anyway, Salmons needs to step it up if the Kings want to go anywhere this season. I just checked the standings and I am partially shocked to see that the Suns are #8 in the west at 4-4! #8 With their best player averaging just 28 mins per game. It’s still early but gotta hand it to Alvin Gentry.

    And after being called out yesterday, good smack today.

    I’m out like Marc Gasol’s offense.

  • jimmhumm

    @ that’s whats up
    Tebow got the win off of that awful pass. I couldn’t belive it!!!
    Kobe still good. Its fisher and all of the lakers sf options. Word peace is slow, matt barns aint that good, and my wvu connection ebanks is a great athlete but not as savy as the other two. They need an upgrade.

  • Jzsmoove

    Lakers announcers sum it up. They been getting ugly wins and losses, at some point it was shaping up to be another ugly game. It ended up being an ugly win for LA but bets are on they won’t be able to keep this up.

    At this point of his career, teams should just let Kobe try to beat them every time down the floor. Put an “inferior” defender to provoke him and not pass. He cannot sustain this over a shortened and packed season where you play back to backs. Or vice versa, double team his every time down the floor so that others are forced to beat you. Don’t give up just because he passed a couple times. He also cannot sustain this over a period of time . He is Kobe after all.

  • kh

    I don’t understand what the big deal about starting is. I think it’s an American “thing”. I love the way Rubio plays and I’m sure he will be the starting PG soon, but why rush? As long as he keeps playing well and getting solid minutes what’s the problem? I don’t get the impression he needs his ego stroked in order to be happy. Dude just loves to hoop and you can tell.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    Anyone watch the T-Wolves vs Wizards highlights?

    At one point there John Wall threw a pass into the backcourt and it was a loose ball. Kevin Love and two other Twolves took off after the ball (maybe there was a Wizard there behind them too). Somehow Kevin Love won the foot race (about 40ft) grabbed the ball and had enough in him to take it to the rack and finish with a powerful slam.

    The reason this is so amazing is because i’ve watched Kevin Love for a long time. going back to high school. and this is the first time ever he has done something like this. Kid shed that weight and it has made him a top 15 player in the NBA now that he’s so much quicker. All these players that get shytted on (or should get shytted on) for gaining so much weight (Diaw, E.Curry, Baron and Glen Davis) but no one really acknowledges when a players game is made much better because he lost weight. Kevin should be getting a lot more attention for what he’s done. not just his game- First player to lead the NBA in rebounding while shooting over 40% from the 3pt line- but for taking his job as a professional serious enough to improve his body even after having an incredible season.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @Kh and FNf

    It’s not just about Rubio starting to help his pride. I don’t think it bothers him one bit, as he is used to coming off the bench.

    The problem with Rubio not starting is that the first teams offense looks like complete shyt until he comes in. The NBA is all about runs. Every team has them and it matters how you respond to them. The T-Wolves struggle when Ridnour is the PG. Rubio should be playing close to 36min per game. Instead the coach sits him until the 2nd quarter usually, and allows him to play the entire fourth. Thats not going to be good for him over the long haul.

    Either way, im glad the kid doesn’t suck. I like KLove, Derrick Williams, and a few others on the team and I hope they succeed.

    The only thing i don’t like about the T-Wolves is that lame Rick Kamla on NBAtv. I just want them to fire him so bad.

  • LMNOP

    Rubio’s bin playin out full 4th quarters of close games and he’s getting more minutes than other rookie guards like Irving, Knight and Walker, and with how he’s playing, I’m sure he’s probably quite happy right now. Plus it never hurts to make young guys earn their minutes the hard way.

  • First & Foremost

    @JimmHumm, did you watch the game? The Broncos were KILLING the Steelers with that playaction play. Each DB got burned at least twice. As mythical as Dick Lebeau is, his squad got outplayed(period) Fluke pass??? To hit a crossing receiver in stride (the hardest throw to make), crossing the face of the safety with the corner 5 yards beyond[that basically says it all right there].

    For a QB that throws more than his fair share of ducks, he was dishing out precision bombs all day. Average completion, 31.6; Number of completions, 10; Interceptions, ZERO.

    You can still believe it was a fluke pass… on a designed play… that worked all day… hitting his receiver in stride… in the biggest game of his pro career… sh*tting on the new overtime rules…

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @LMNOP

    I’m all for making a player earn their minutes. And with the shortened training camp and preseason I can see why he wasnt able to earn that starting role right away. Problem is when making a player earn their minutes, the player ahead of them should be better than they are. or at least an old-head in his last years (Stockton/Deron Williams). In this case, Ridnour is not an old head and nor is he better than Rubio. If i was starting on that team I would be begging for Rubio to start.

    Playing the entire 4th quarter sounds like a great thing until you realize that playing a full 12min quarter in the NBA at the end of the game is a very difficult thing to do. Especially on a night in-night out basis. Most good players sit out to start the 4th (depending on their team make-up and game situation) then come in at the 8min or 6min mark to finish the game with rested legs.

  • Big Island

    Washington is terrible. Stop writing about them, stop mentioning John Wall, just pretend they aren’t even a team anymore and maybe they’ll go away.

    I understand the Rubio off the bench thing, even though he is clearly a better player than Ridnour. He can come in with less pressure, he gets to kind of warm up against the backups, and he played 30 something minutes last night. You know at some point it will be his team to run, but it’s not like he’s getting screwed over. Plus the fans get a nice little anticipation thing going when he checks in. I give it another 10-15 games before he is starting.

    TEBOW. I have never gone from hating a guy so bad (college, but I think it was because of Urban Meyer) to wanting him to do well so bad (in the NFL because everyone hates on him) as quickly as I did with Tebow. I have talked about this with my buddies, but I truly believe that you are better off with Tebow, or an unorthodox QB who can run, if you don’t have a legit QB like Rodgers, Brady, Brees etc… Everyone on the team plays harder and pulls for each other more because they have to all play well to win. Of course, take it with a grain of salt coming from me because I can’t for the life of me understand why you wouldn’t put small linebackers on receivers to pop the shit out of them as soon as the ball is snapped. If they have 3 receivers lined up, two go down because they got lit up at the line of scrimmage. Then maybe one guy gets by, but you have a DB as a safety to run with him. My friends think I am an idiot, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Slick Ric

    Do people know this is a NBA site?

  • rw

    Walton also called Chris Duhon an oustanding player and when he is your clubs backup point guard then your team is doing well

    Lakers barely beat the Grizz, a team of shooters that can’t shoot. Meh

  • beiber newz

    ^haaa

  • First & Foremost

    Why not just jam the wrs at the line?
    What if the jam misses? Now you have a guy who runs a 4.6 40 trying to catch up to a guy who runs a 4.3 40 and the linebacker pretty much gave him a 3 step headstart.

    I too have always wondered, in obvious passing situations why don’t you just chop block the receiver and have a safety over the top.

    The Washington guards are still in streetball mode. 1 pass and stand around. Everyone excluding Nick Young could have practiced together during the lockout. The team didn’t, and now they are being exposed for what they are. The Washington Wizards are an undisciplined, group of 1 on 1 players, that play selfish & uninspired, basketball. This will be a long season and Flip Saunders will be a casualty in the coming weeks.

  • Michorizo

    Agree with Kings not knowing how to share…John Salmons is the biggest culprit!

  • robzilla

    Did someone on this page REALLY say they were the only one who thought the Lakers were going to be good this year?!?! GTFOH with your foolishness.

  • LMNOP

    @Chi…. um yeah, i just wrote a whole big thing and realized it was basically the same as what Big Island said just with worse language.

    just to add, i agree that the whole 4th isn’t necessarily a good thing, but for him on a personal level he has to be pleased that he is being trusted to play out the important minutes.
    The kid’s 8 games into his NBA career, give him another 8 and JJ Barea and Luke are gonna be battling it out for backup PG minutes.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    DJ Augustine is putting up 18ppg and 8ast while shooting 40% from 3pt line

    I think he may be the perfect PG for the NY Knicks to pick up. I just don’t know if they have the talent or picks to get him from the Bobcats.

  • LABaller

    ok I haven’t commented on here in about a year but still read this daily including the comments.. Bnews.. My dude.. Please give it a rest already.. I’m not even happy your a laker fan.. You’re primarily the reason people hate laker fans and this is coming from a laker fan for life. You are not a bball guru and you aren’t getting an announcing job from the NBA anytime soon.. You almost bait people into talking to you (like I’m clearly doing now) so you can talk to someone. Honestly, get off the computer, go out there.. Make a couple friends.. Most of the time you come off as the needy ex gf who claims she’s pregnant or suicidal just to get an ounce of attn.. Do something with your life please

  • beiber newz

    i just made two friends thanx to your advice :D go lakers !!

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Lol@ QQ, D Howard and 5 points 5 rebounds.

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Im suprised that with more minutes on the court Bynum hasnt been getting into foul trouble like previous seasons. That means to me that hes playing smarter than ever and acknowledges how important he is to his team. If he can get into better shape and get his cardio up he might make thr all star team one day.

  • Three Stacks

    @ LA baller

    I feel absolutely the same way. Beiber isn’t even a real Laker fan; he splits his allegiance between two teams, which clearly makes him a wishy-washy bandwagoner. Also, he seems to base his basketball opinion on “hate” from random fans rather than actual basketball. Yet he blathers on and on with such irrational confidence.

    The worst part, as you mention, is the way he comes off. Dude really needs some friends. The way I feel at this point can’t even be described as “dislike,” it’s more like pity. Reading any comment of his makes me feel the same as when I see a puppy take a shit and then immediately proceed to eat it. It just leaves me puzzled and asking “Why the f*ck would you do something like that?”

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    LMMFAO@Three stacks

    jdlajflaikdjfkl;asjflaskdjfklasdjfklsdjfklasdfjl

    That is the comment of the day right there buddy. The line about the puppy has me over here dying!

  • beiber newz

    haha ^ that’s what you call a “follower’s laugh” or a “laugh to get at the laugh-ee”

    lmao. damn…
    go lakers :D

  • JDish

    It sounds as if Cleveland can become the next OKC Thunber of the East. That would be awesome, keep it up Kyrie and Tristan!

  • JDish

    What happened to the Wizards. C’mon team get a win and get rolling! John Wall was supposed to be a leader on a squad rising and making some noise.

  • Big Island

    Slick Ric – We know it’s a basketball site, but did you notice of the whopping six (6) games last night, only two (2) were in single digits? With teams like the Wizards, Cavs, Grizzlies (minus ZBo), and Kings? We’ll talk about other shit if that’s OK with you.

    Chi – I get blasted by my friends for that. The way I figure it, the QB has about 4 seconds to throw a pass before he’s running for his life. Then you have all of these little DB’s always getting “overpowered” by big receivers. Why not get some undersized linebackers with speed, put them at the line, and have them pop the shit out of the guy when the ball is snapped. Not like a Ray Lewis or Clay Matthews guy, but a little linebacker. The receiver gets knocked down, or at least REALLY slowed, and then instead of safeties, you have a couple of fast DB’s back. Everyone else plays as usual. The safeties no longer have to back up the run because you have a ton of guys in the box with linebackers on the outside if they try to sweep around. And a receiver isn’t going to block a linebacker. If one guy gets beat, you have speed in the back to cover for him. IT ALL MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME!!!! IT WORKED IN MADDEN ON SEGA!!! I RAN THE GOAL LINE DEFENSE EVERY PLAY!!!! Of course I also ran Bo Jackson back to his own endzone before running him all the way back to the other one in tecmo bowl so what do I know…

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @Big Is

    The only way that works is if
    1) the defensive teams has a very good pass rush.

    2) the offensive line sucks balls and can’t hold a block for 4 seconds.

    3) the WRs aren’t Megatron(Det), Marques Colston (NO), Andre Johnson (Tex), Larry Fitz (ArZ), or Steve Smith (Carolina) and maybe BRandon Marshall.

    If all those things work in your favor then your defensive strategy would work. The oakland Raiders seem to be doing just that with their small fast LBs.

  • First & Foremost

    @JDish, if only John Wall actually was a leader. For now he can get away with people saying he is young but eventually he has to mature on the court. Hopefully over the next couple of years we get to see the growth. Paul-Rose-Deron-Nash-Kidd and possibly more look like grown men playing basketball. Most of them are old but there is a clear distinction in the maturity level of their play. Jennings-Westbrook-Wall aren’t on that level. Each can put up stats, have monster games, but the way they run the point is a mix between hesitant and frantic.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @Fnf
    “Each can put up stats, have monster games, but the way they run the point is a mix between hesitant and frantic.”

    You hit it on the head. People have to realize that guys like Westbrook and Wall only came into stardom later in their HS and college careers. They are really just learning how to be PGs. I doubt Wall has had much coaching, because it shows. Westbrook had a great coach in college which is how he got to be a #4 pick without even being a top 100 player coming out of HS, but he left college after 2 yrs.

    Westbrook has a good teacher in Scott Brooks and he can lean on Durant some so he isn’t thrown completely into the fire.
    Wall has Flip…sucks for him. He needs a new coach A.S.A.P. Maybe Avery johnson. Or someone can get Muggsy out there.
    BJennings has a decent coach in Skiles who is a better teacher than coach. I just don’t think BJ is as willing to listen as he was his rookie year. He seems to think “he mad it” already.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Well, I’m gonna talk NFL for a sec, so deal with it…

    I HATE that Tim Tebow gets hated on so much. It’s so aggravating and just shows how douche-ish and snarky our society has become. It’s like everybody forgot that Denver was 4-12 last year and started out this year playing bad. Tebow takes over, they win their division and beat the defending AFC champs in the playoffs, and people are still like, “Oh well, he can’t beat Tom Brady next week.”

    For real? Denver wasn’t SUPPOSED to be good this year. They weren’t supposed to come close to teams like Pittsburgh and New England, let alone beat them. If throwing pretty passes is what you value over winning games from your QB, that’s cool: You take Matt Ryan, I’ll take Tim Tebow, and … oh, your season is over.

    That said, I’m tired of QB’s getting so much more coverage than every other player on the field. How come I didn’t see any “controversy” about Pittsburgh DT Casey Hampton sitting out the rest of the game after hurting his knee in the first half. He didn’t “look hurt,” he wasn’t wincing and limping and all that, but nobody questioned his toughness. But let Jay Cutler suffer the same kind of injury, and people are watching him on the sideline judging whether he appears to be hurt. And I’m not knocking Hampton at all or questioning whether he was hurt. I just noticed that because he’s not a QB, nobody cared about his actual status.

    Every NFL site I go to, or sports site that covers the NFL, 95% of the stories are on QBs or coaches. Everybody else has to either break records, act like a clown (Ocho) or get arrested to get noticed.

  • mario

    bnews – honestly i love you man, but maybe you should try something to stop the hate. change your name and start again. dont tell us its you. after you write something go away, take a walk or something, come back and read over it. maybe read it out loud to your mom, see how she reacts. if she still loves you, hit submit.

    i might be a bit slow with this, but people notice you can vote for joel anthony in the all star ballot? hilarious. i will be voting for him for fun, and also as howard doesnt deserve my vote.

    joel is possibly the least skilled starter in the nba.

  • QQ

    QQ da boss. The league is conspiring against Dwight.

    Peekachu – u gay homay

  • beiber newz

    ^joel anthony makes chuck hayes look like dennis rodman.

  • beiber newz

    ^@ post 51

  • First & Foremost

    Tell em why you mad, Austin

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    Lol@ QQ da boss sounds like beiber the guru. Stop stroking you ego son and post some legit comment about basketball rather than just hating on your elders.

    Yo i posted it on the tail end of smack a few days back but did anyone else see the homo hug between kobe and pau when they played the warriors? I swear pau closed his eyes on the embrace…lol… Wish i could find a link to it… Get on it beibs

  • http://Dimemag.com Panchitoooo

    I like tebow but i like the broncos defense even better. Cant wait for madden 13 to scramble with tebow. I remember in madden 07 using Vick to run almost every play. Only bad part is that if Vick got hit he’d either get hurt for half the game or fumble the ball. Eventually i stopped playing with Vick, no matter what the year, because of that reason.

  • Three Stacks

    http://twicsy.com/i/cLUb4

    I remember watching this during the game and being uncomfortable, but Pau gave Bynum a similar hug a couple days ago, I think. I think Pau decided during the off-season to finally man-up and give out man-sized hugs whenever he feels like it. Just in case we though he was soft.

  • Big Island

    Austin – Because Jay Cutler is a roodeepoo. Seriously, QB’s get all the love and all of the hate. They are protected like nobody else in the game, even though receivers get protected pretty well, by the rules. They get hit maybe 8 times a game. We’ve seen Big Ben, Romo, Leftwich etc… play through stuff I would have cried my way out of the stadium with. So when a QB has something that isn’t on his throwing arm, he’s gonna get mocked. A lineman hits a 300 pound man every single play to hopefully hit a 200+ pound man running at him. If they get hurt, they can’t really alter their game like a QB who can sit in shotgun and hand it off. I’m not saying Cutler wasn’t hurt, or even that it’s fair, but it’s how the world turns.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    Im not impressed by players that play through injuries by using pain killers (which they all do). I watched my BM give birth to my daughter with a smile on her face because of pain killers. So it’s not impressive if they are out there playing while on pain killers.
    I just heard that Kobe gets a bunch of pain killers before each game to deal with his wrist. So that means he’s barely even feeling anything while he’s out there. No wonder he was able to play with his hand swollen like Hell Boy.

  • LABaller

    Leave it to rilla to find any reason to not be impressed w Kobe.. I mean I got my own reasons but it really feels like every post u put about him has your biased towards mj n how badly u want them to never be compared

  • beiber newz

    THANK YOU LABALLER. wow, the hate is just spewing. like , he doesn’t even try to do a good job to conceal it

  • beiber newz

    guarantee if that lady had to give birth 5 times in a 7 day week, or give birth 3 times in 3 nights, she’d be poppin em pills like skittles.

    now, in no way am i comparing child labor pain to a torn ligament, frankly i believe giving birth is worse than a bullet wound from what i hear.

    but tha point is that, when you have to go to work consecutively, it is much easier to ignore the pain when you know it’s one night of pain like child birth.

  • bosh

    my wife is due very soon. i will be showing her the above comment as i am sure she will find it consoling to know she will not have it as bad as kobe with his wrist. i will say it as she is giving birth. ‘you think this is bad? kobe plays consecutively. at least you can ignore this pain’

    lol. come on. kobe fan boys are amazing.

  • control

    bosh

    How you expect the kid to relate to child birth? Hes never even had relations with pussy, cept when he looks in the mirror…

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @bosh

    hahaha, you should actually try that shyt. WOuld be hilarious. Of course you may get cussed out but for the comedy factor it’ll be worth it.

    @LABaller
    Of course I think it’s blasphemy to compare MJ and Kobe. But I don’t get all bent outta shape about it, I know its going to happen because of some of the similarities between the two.
    And that pain killer comment was in reference to @Big Is’s comments about the QBs playing through all that pain.
    Before I typed that, I was reading some NBA article about how Kobe has to pop pain killers. So i used Kobe as a reference point since he’s the only person playing through injury right now…or at least thats what you’re lead to believe.

    You guys want the Lakers and Kobe to always be talked about, but only under your circumstances. It doesn’t work that way. You gotta take the good with the bad homie.

  • Bosh’s wife

    Oh holy crap. You are seriously comparing child birth to Kobe’s wrist?! For real? You are forgetting the months of extreme morning sickness and physical pain that women can go through prior to giving birth you idiot.

    And many women do all this without popping pills because drugs affect the baby.

    Also, it’s not uncommon for women to tear their vagina apart and have it sewn back together after child birth, so keep that in mind with your ‘one night of pain’. It takes months for a woman’s body to recover from a pregnancy.

    Yes, that’s right, it is unwise to provoke a hormonal pregnant woman with such ignorant comments.

  • beiber newz

    hahaha even though i said child birth is the worst pain in the world. hahahah show you three stooges don’t read, i officially hate you three and will step outside my box and show you 0 respect…u hav pushed my last nerve. i resisted for far too long. this should be fun.

  • LABaller

    @rilla

    trust homie as a true laker fan I’ve been taking the bad and lovin the good when it comes to Kobe. I’m the dude who hated him for shaq’s departure cause I thot it was a shit trade for the TEAM. I’m not a Kobe fan, I’m a laker fan. But being able to go to these games n see the dude in person… Just like last night after he’s injured old crippled goin thru a divorce and probably is in therapy for his psychotic belief that he’s still the best player in the game.. Hats off is all I’m sayin. Gotta respect dude for all he is and does. If everyone had that dedication towards their work I’m guessin shit in the world would be a lot better. Other than that tho.. Lol I know you think it’s blasphemy for them to be mentioned on the same breath but there are definitive reasons for it.. Mj wasn’t the nicest dude either.. You take the asshole no nonsense dick for what he is if he’s puttin in work where it counts.. That was Jordan and that’s Bryant too. And trust I ain’t sayin they’re the same.. They aren’t.. But they gotta be the only two who have that plus the skills to back it up more than anyone so they will always be linked

  • Bosh

    Beiber – literally my second post ever. Step back in the box bro.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @Panchitooo — Took the words right out of my mouth on Vick. Me and my college roommate spent HOURS playing whichever Madden had Atlanta Vick on the cover, and he fumbled about 40% of the time he got hit. I think that was their way of making it fair because he was so fast. I eventually stopped using Vick and found that Kordell Stewart was almost as good a runner without the fumbling problem.

    @Big Island — I know that’s the way it is, it just sucks. And don’t discount the pain Cutler would feel in his knee every time he had to take a snap, pivot and hand the ball off. Or every time he had to drop back. If I recall, those Bears didn’t run a majority of their plays out of the shotgun, so to just entirely change the offense like that for Cutler’s injury probably would have been worse for them than just rolling with the backup.