Monday, May 5, 2008

Andersen Claims Another Title, Homicide And His Own Kicks

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY must be funny in Andersen's World!

David Andersen and his CSKA Moscow team have won their second Euroleague title in the last three years. For the powerful club from Russia it is their 6th title in the club's history.

Andersen backed up his solid performance in the semi final with a 13 point, 5 rebound final game against Maccabi Tel Aviv. The final score ended up 91-77.

Now Andersen faces some serious decisions in his basketball life. He has been earning a comfortable living in Europe for the past 10 years. It is rumoured that Andersen is around the $1.5 million net mark right now. He becomes a free agent in Europe and his price will go through the roof after this successful trip to the Final Four. Andersen must have ran a close second for MVP honours so he will be "hot property".

The NBA will also show keen interest in the 2004 Olympian. The question is, can they match the cabbage that the Euro's will put on the table. Maybe Andersen is prepared to take a paycut to play in the NBA. Time will tell.

In the meantime Dave, can you help win your country an Olympic medal in Beijing and then we might start paying attention to your great achievements in Europe.

MVP of the tournament was former NBA player Trajan Langdon. Notes of interest from Europe.

For anyone interested, Andersen's former team, Montepaschi Siena defeated Tau Ceramica for third place. Score, 97-93.

Corey "Homicide" Williams could not send me this release quick enough. Homicide has his own K1X shoe named after him and it is about to be released in the States.

(Note to buyers of these shoes: If they fall off your feet in a few days, please go back to your AND1's and continue to ball.)

An interesting stat in this release was the 78% popularity rating for the shoe. I can only hope this is Corey's free throw percentage this year!

In NBL news: Greg Vanderjagt signs with the Bullets. Look for the footer to be a regular at the Firebirds (netball) games. James Harvey ready to give Olympics his all. Brian Goorjian checking out his talent.

Celtics roll to Game 7 victory. Lakers take Game 1. Suns D'Antoni can talk to other teams. A little feeling between the Pistons and Magic.

From the Euroleague Final

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