Now, if you were watching the Super Bowl last night, which I’m sure you were, you probably missed the following events:
1. Michael Phelps Apologizes for Marijuana Pipe in his Mouth
A British tabloid showed a picture of Phelps inhaling from a marijuana pipe Saturday, although it did not say specifically that he was smoking marijuana, but instead stated that the pipe was generally used for that purpose. Continue reading
The starting lineups for the 2009 NBA All-Star game are:
G- Allen Iverson, Detroit Pistons
G- Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
F- Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
F- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
C- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
G- Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
G- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
F- Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
F- Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
C- Yao Ming, Houston Rockets
When Mike D’Antoni drafted Rajon Rondo to be a Sun with the 21st pick in the 2006 draft, he just traded, with fears that his inability to shoot a jump shot wouldn’t fit in with the Suns. And, honestly, Rondo should be happy that he was traded on draft day because he could have never reached his full potential backing Steve Nash up.
However, it wasn’t a good move for the Suns, with Rondo now stunning the sports world as point guard for the Boston Celtics.
He nicely complemented the Celtics’ Big Three last year, but he was that and only that: a complement. Now, however, he has fit himself into the mix, with the first triple- double since Ryan Gomes for the Celtics and rising thoughts that the Celtics might not only have a Boston Three Party but a Boston Three Party plus One. Continue reading
The original draft of basketball rules, as pictured above, read like this:
The ball to be an ordinary Association football.
- The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
- The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist).
- A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed.
- The ball must be held in or between the hands, the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
- No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping or striking,in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute allowed.
- A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violation if rules 3 and 4, and such as described in rule 5.
- If either side makes three consecutive fouls it shall count a goal for the opponents (consecutive means without the opponents in the meantime making a foul).
- A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the grounds into the basket and stays there,providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturbe the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponent moves the basket it shall count as a goal.
- When the ball goes out of bounds it shall be thrown into the field, and played by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower is allowed five seconds, if he holds it longer it shall go to the opponent. If any side presists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
- The umpire shall be judge of the men, and shall note the fouls, and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made. He shall have power to disqualify men according to Rule 5.
- The referee shall be judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in bounds, and to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made, and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
- The time shall be two fifteen minute halves, with five minute rest between.
- The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winners. In case of a draw the game may , by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made.
First draft of Basket Ball rules.
Hung in the gym that the boys might learn the rules. Dec 1891 James Naismith 8-28-31″
*Note- I realize that some words were misspelled. I just recorded the rules as Naismith originally wrote them.
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This year in the NBA has been full of surprises, mainly the players. Some surprise players this year include:
1. Danny Granger, SF, Indiana Pacers
Granger has 23.7 PPG, 5 RPG, and 3 APG this season, and if not for the team he’s playing on, I believe he would be in MVP consideration. All his stats except rebounds are up from last year.
2. Rajon Rondo, PG, Boston Celtics
Are we going to have to change the Big Three to the Fantastic Four? I mean, seriously: 10.9 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5 RPG, and 2.3 SPG? Not to mention the fact that he got the first Celtics triple double since Ryan Gomes got one in 2006. Outrageous for a guy who is lost in a team with three of the best players in the nation! Continue reading
*Note: these statistics may be a day or two late. I’m sorry about the inconvenience.
My NBA Rookie Report rankings are as follows:
1. O.J. Mayo- 21.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, .471 FG%, .398 3PT%, .878 FT%
Why above Rose- 1 reason: only guy since Magic Johnson to start a career with 20 straight games with double figures in points. Pretty good company, don’t you think? Continue reading