Josh Howards retaliates on Yao Ming for not getting a foul call, by tripping Yao while he was running down the court. I think this is one of the dirtiest plays you can do to someone in basketball, by hurting thier ankles. Just plain DIRTY! Josh was probably like "hell yeah! nobody saw that," but he forgot the millions of people watching on HDTV. Josh you're probably gonna see this, you're too good to be doin this shit. You're losing real fans that you have left. Thats REAL TALK...im a laker fan so please don't do this shit to the Lakers specially Bynum who just had a dislocated knee surgery...PEACE!
BY DAN CORNFIELD
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Go East, young man. That seems to be the theme of current NBA superstars. The dust has settled after the NBA trade deadline and many believe the power now lies in the Eastern Conference. LeBron James says, “Everybody’s bringing their talents to the East. It’s going to be fun.” Not everyone agrees.
In the last year, Carlos Boozer left Utah for Chicago
Amare Stoudemire said so-long to Phoenix and went to the Knicks. Then last week, Carmelo Anthony packed his bags in Denver in favor of the Big Apple, taking aging point guard Chauncey Billups with him in the trade.
And point guard Deron Williams left the Jazz for the Nets.
The NY Sports Digest’s Anthony Straight says: forget how you view the players, what does it do to their teams?
Straight: “The Cleveland Cavaliers astounding drop off from a contender during the Lebron era to the league’s worst team has become a cautionary tale. ... While the sudden loading of super power teams are shaping up in the East, smaller teams like Cleveland and Toronto or even Denver are left to pick up the pieces to rebuild once a franchise centerpiece leaves.”
Straight also quoted Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller as saying this sort of shift doesn’t do the fans, teams, or sponsors any good. The Oakland Tribune’s Monte Poole agrees, and believes the Easterly trend is dangerous for the league.
Poole: “This disease is creeping into the NBA, carried not by the owners but the players. Rather than franchises cherry-picking coveted talent, talent is seeking out coveted franchises.”
But ESPN’s Scoop Jackson calls a flagrant foul on those pointing fingers.
Jackson: "It is blame misplaced. … But the fact remains that people -- the media and, to a degree, fans -- are upset, maybe because no one is used to this. The pecking order is being disturbed, and comfort in the results can't be found."
NBA analyst Ric Bucher tells ESPN, even after the seismic shift of star players from the West, the East powerhouses still may not be good enough to take down the West in crunch time. Not even the flagship Boston Celtics.
Bucher: “More important, as far as the league is concerned, if they get to the NBA Finals, I don’t like them against the Lakers now. Or actually, if the Oklahoma City Thunder are there, I don’t like them against them.”
For now, the NBA champs still reside in the West, and the Lakers look to repeat the 3-peat. But the Eastern powers in Miami, Boston, Chicago and now New York have assembled the pieces to dethrone King Kobe.
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