Wednesday, March 12, 2008

No Draper..Game, Set, Match

All Cheerleaders need to back up!
Tonight is Game 4 of the NBL Championship series between the Sydeny Kings and Melbourne Tigers. Currently the Tigers lead the series 2-1 and have the luxury of wrapping it up on their home court tonight.

The series to date has been great from a basketball point of view. It has been close in all games going into the fourth quarter, something that cannot be said from some of the previous championship match ups. Tonight though could be dangerous for the Kings.

If "super sub" Dontaye Draper is done through injury (hamstring), I just feel the Tigers are ready to wrap this thing up. No doubt Brian Goorjian will have his troops ready to go, but they need Draper's presences out there.

He is a game changer. His all court speed is something that creates so many opportunities for the Kings on both the offensive and defense ends.

All the media are saying Draper is done, but don't be surprised to see him out there. After all, it is the Finals and you can rest tomorrow.

If the braided Draper can produce some worthwhile minutes, it might just be enough to push this to five.

No Draper will see D-Mac hoist the championship trophy for the third time in his career, and what a way to go out for one of the best to ever play in the NBL.

Stories from around the NBL. Westover believes the pressure is on the Kings. D-Mac is not thinking about retirement just yet. Geelong does not need the NBL says Jarrod Leonard. Former Boomer gets King hit. Deni Hines has crack at Kings cheerleaders.

I found this in my travels today. Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith in high school. Wait until you see the last dunk!


Anonymous said...

Your a great judge... Dont be playing the stock market Rillie. PS - Dont ever go into coaching either.

John Rillie said...

What can I say, I was on the $$$$$. I'll be really surprised if my phone does not ring. With all the CEO's reading this religiously and seeing my eye for talent, I might be able to fill one of the vacant coaching roles. That would mean I would have to give up playing though!