Wednesday, July 09, 2003
The NBA and Me
Well, a lot has happened in my favorite passtime. It is the season of change, and player movement.
Of course, I don't care about the whole league, just the West. And this year, the west looks like it is going to have a power struggle
Two Teams really pop out as the fore runners for next year. You have to like what the LA Lakers have done. They went out and signed veteran Gary Payton
. Then they outdid themselves and signed Karl Malone
for under 2 million a year. Wow. That means they are going to start four all stars (Kobe and Shaq being the other two).
Not to be outdone...ok, well a little outdone, the Timberwolves signed Sam Cassell
, former teammate to GP, and the cause of all the pointroversy (that's controversy and point guard all in one-clever, huh) with the Bucks. Of course, Cassell has never been to the All star game, but reportedly, the Wolves are inches away from signing Juwan Howard
, the much maligned go-to guy of the Nuggets. Now, though, he can go on being his usual 15 and 8 self, and no one will beat down on him. He is the best second teir player in the league riught now, and he finally gets to sit in the second teir. Now we add Nesterovich (who is being sought after by some other teams as a legit big man), Garnett and Howard in the front court to Troy Hudson (and his late season heroics) Cassell and Wally in the front court. That makes us a contender for 60 wins, and, unless the Lakers outdo us (which is possible) The number one seed in the West. GO WOLVES.
Now, I have to talk about Bron's debut. He scored 14 7 and 6, which is a respectable stat line. OIf course, the rosters consist of guys who have never, and will never play good minutes in the NBA, so it's hard to judge. I mean, Igor Recosivich scored as many points, so did Chris Bosh, Josh Howard, Dwayne Wade, and a host of other no namers. Of course, Bron and a few of those others WILL be names, but let's not all jump on the Lebron hypewagon yet. The real test comes in 14 weeks kid, let's see what you've got.
The Rest of Me
I got up to see Carly over the fourth. I needed that. We camped out and hung out for the whole weekend. It was a very nice change of pace. We azre going to see each other again this weekend. It's my birthday on the 12th. The stars are all aligned and life is good. I won't bore you with the details, just yet.
I have a new summer job. It's not glamorous, but it is fun and gives me just a little bit of pocket money. Can't complain about that. I work about 4 days a week at Pamida. It gives me the time off I need to see Carly, and the money I need to have fun without her. Yay working class.