Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NBA KICKS OFF TODAY

Fans of the NBA will be happy to know the season kicks off today, and you can even catch a game on FOX SPORTS today. You can actually get your fill of hoops today. NBL and NBA all in the one day. I'm starting to think we have pressed rewind and are stuck in the early 90's. Getting this much hoops on one day has not been seen since Steve Carfino had two good knees.

Back to the NBA. The Spurs are trying to win their fifth championship in a decade. Quite an achievement. All eyes will be on the Celtics to see how Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce can co-exist. Can Dirk and the Mavs rebound from their early playoff exit last year? And Pat Riley may have his toughest coaching job on his hands. D-Wade and Shaq will both miss games during the season, so will the Heat be able to win enough to remain a challenger for the championship. Will the Suns finally get to a championship series? Will Kobe remain a Laker? All the questions and more begin to be answered today.

To the NBL. This Friday night will see the Kings launch their live broadcast via the internet. Resident NBL guru Matt McQuade will team up with legendary player Bruce Bolden. If Bolden allows McQuade to get a word in, I see a Steve "Snapper" Jones/ Bill Walton combination evolving here. This will lead to an international cult following. I just hope McQuade realizes Bolden has requested they wear purple and gold Safari suites during the broadcast.

7 comments:

The dreaded IV said...

Do you think there will be enough room under the earphones for Brucie's 4 inch fade? Perhaps you can get some tips from your old mate on taking your mohawk to the next level...

djrod said...

so are you tipping the Spurs for the title JR?

I like the Spurs style of play but dont care much for some of the players.

I think it will be a team from the West again (barring a big Kobe trade) maybe it is Phoenix's year after the many things that went against them last season.

Matt McQuade said...

Safari suits...forget that, Bruce is questioning your game preparation so the pressure is on tonight!!

Slasher said...

JR, show the Celtics and Nuggets some love... They will be the deadly dangerous dark-horses of the season. As long as both squads remain healthy

JR said...

Dreaded IV:

I can only hope my Hawk ends up like Bruce's fade.

JR said...

Rod:

I would love to see the Celtics there, but the smart money says Spurs.

JR said...

Slasher:

I hope the Celtics have a good season. It would be good for the NBA for the Celts to be back. As for the Nuggets, even with Dunlap on the bench as a ass coach, I cannot see them getting out of the first round.