Thursday, November 5, 2009

Most of my thinking is complex, but most of you think that it's nonsense...

A Moose Track

So we're two weeks into the NBA season (I think?) and I haven't checked in here for a substantial post in a while, so I'm gonna give it a go here.

I say Jay-Z in Rhode Island a week ago, and I gotta Was the greatest concert I've ever been to (which doesn't imply much but the show was sick). I had decent seats, the sound wasn't bad, Hov put on a great show. He did pretty much everything....really. Name it, he did it. Big Pimpin', Dirt Off Your Shoulder, 99 Problems....everything. You can see the whole show that I saw in pretty good quality right here.

N*E*R*D, J. Cole and Wale opened for him, and they all performed well. J. Cole only did three songs, but they were the essentials (Grown Simba, Lights Please, I Get Up). He came back to do "A Star Is Born" anyways. Wale did about a half an hour, and he did some good joints--W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E., Nike Boots, Pretty Girls, Mirrors, Chillin, World Tour...that's about all I can remember, but he was sick. Had great energy, frequently talked shit about the radio (both while spittin and while talking to the whole crowd). NERD was on for a while and it was tough to hear them; the rock band behind them was kinda ruining it. They were solid, but Pharrell needs to get some dance lessons. Man...

On to the current NBA season. I'll start with the normal things...

The Celtics are dominating. We all know it, and we shouldn't be afraid to admit it by now. You know I'm a big fan, but I'm realistic and I don't take sides while blogging, so I can say that. Rondo is owning while barely taking any field goal attempts, PSquared is playing out of his head, and for those of you who aren't paying attention, Kendrick Perkins has improved immensely. Swatting shots left and right. The C's are the deepest team in the league, and if we don't get injured, then nobody will stop this team.

Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix and LA are all playing outstanding so far among many. Other teams (San Antonio, Cleveland, Dallas) will pick up slack in the next couple of weeks and it'll all even out. And what do you guys think about Washington, Toronto and Philadelphia? I can't make up my mind on any of these teams. So much talent, but...

There haven't been many big surprises this year SO FAR in the league, HOWEVA! we all know that it's too early to call that stuff. J.J. Redick has been playing way too well. Somebody put a lid on that dude, he shouldn't be playing this well. Making me think that the NBA could be some big joke that ends with JJ Redick in the top 10 scoring and rebounding. But on the real, he's doing things other than shooting, and I hope that it's not here to stay.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't see Steve Nash playing the way he's been playing for 82+ games. He's got 19.6 points, 10.8 dimes and 3 boards per game. These numbers look great for Nashty, looks like him circa 2004. But, he's very fallible because of his percentage line--.529 FG%, .923 FT%, and--ready?--.545 3PT%. This will not continue. But, maybe Nash can lead the Suns to a good season. I don't see that out of the picture.

Pick up Brandon Jennings in your fantasy league. He's my rookie of the year pick, and the dude is wreckin. 22, 5 and 4 with 1.7 steals per game is sweet from a rook, even with 34 minutes a game. Jennings is the man. There aren't many point guards who can match up to his quickness, Derrick Rose and Rondo are probably his counterparts in that area.

Not much else I can say here. Keep your eyes on Michael Beasley, just as someone interesting to watch right about now. Happy birthday to our dude DP. Put on some Curren$y and go around saying "play wit it" to everyone after a conversation in honor of his 18th. Be easy.



DP said...

Brandon mothafuggin Jennings is AI 2.0. I really hope that slam gives me that nba leaue pass because my bet is he is going to have a bunch of top 10 plays on espn this year. thanks for the bbday shoutouts too guys.

Hursty said...

Bubbles from The Wire is the cover of that album.
btw, whatever happened to Teddy? Wasnt he meant to write for us at some stage?

Moose said...

Teddy.....I guess that just kinda went away....He never came back, never emailed back I think.

Blinguo said...

A little surprising is Houston doing more than treading water, they're playing really well. Which is good news around here, Houston-centric right? Funny anecdote, their Oakland game, they took the ferry as the Bay Bridge was closed for repairs. Man, it would have been cool for commuters to chill with Yao and crew.
But he prob didn't get time to drop into Oakland's Chinatown and get some grub as he has been known to do in the past.

Blu is good in his own album as well as hitting underground and international:

"& you might wanna log on, 3-w you can be God too dot com" among other solid lines. "playing 8 positions-the starting 5 and the 6th men"

(Not labeled, its on Dela's Atmosphere Airlines, 2007)

Moose said...

Nice to see you back, Blinguo. This blog is 2/5 Houston fans, so I guess it counts as kind of Houston-centric. I don't expect their success to stay, though. And I think Blu is sick, his own stuff is great. But I think his album with Exile>>

Hursty said...

Never underestimate a team with heart Moose.
6/10 times they'll beat the more talented team in a regular season game.
Blinguo - welcome back from your hiatus haha.

Hursty said...

And with that comment, Houston is not a team lacking in talent - only true star player. They all fulfill their roles to a 'T' - be it shooting, rebounding, hustling, playing defense, or having a locker-room presence.
There are so many attributes that make a team successful - not just the contracts of players.

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