Friday, June 18th, 2010 at
Its the 16th championship title for the LA Lakers as they beat the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals by the score of 83-79. Shockingly, their Wheaties box is already set to go out to your local grocery store. Check your store shelves in a month or so for it if you want it. Personally, as a Washington sports fan I had no horse in this race but in the interests of not being a sore loser I wish the Lakers and their fans congratulations for an excellent season.
Even though it would’ve been a heck of a lot cooler to see Phil Jackson lose one of these things for once. That guy is friggin bullet-proof. Also, can people put the rest the whole Kobe is as good as MJ now b/c he won almost as many titles? Kobe wasn’t even the best player on the team for the ones he won with Shaq. He was the Jimmy Olson to Shaq’s Superman. Kobe is an excellent player, but he is no Michael Jordan.
If you don’t believe me, look up the stats on Basketball-Reference.com and you’ll see, its not even close. As a matter of fact, Lebron and Dwayne Wade are probably closer to his skills than Kobe is.
Nevertheless, congrats Lakers. John Wall is now gonna be gunning for you. TO BE THE BEST YOU GOTTA BEAT THE BEST!
Friday, February 12th, 2010 at
So, Shaq is bitter that Dwight has taken over the “Superman” nickname ever since his slam dunk contest appearance where he did the Superman Dunk, boo-freakin-hoo. Seriously what has Shaq done to really earn that name besides having worn a lot of Superman t-shirts, getting the Superman symbol tattooed on his arm and starring in one REALLY bad pseudo-Superman movie “Steel”
Do you ever hear anyone calling him Superman? I hear people call him Shaq or Diesel or Shaq Daddy or whatever but of all his self appointed nicknames, The Big Aristotle is one that sticks out more to me. The whole Superman thing doesn’t even really fit him anyway and probably never did. I mean, sure he is big and strong, but he is hardly invincible, especially at 37 years old but never in his career has he been devoid of injury, he doesn’t jump and he isn’t in great shape.
Meanwhile Dwight Howard has actually donned the uniform on the court and flown through the air, like Shaq has never done. Shaq doesn’t have a great vertical, he doesn’t fly, Dwight can. Shaq at this point is closer in body shape to fat Elvis than Superman, on the other hand Dwight Howard looks almost cut from stone. Just because Howard doesn’t have a room full of memorabilia and merchandise from Superman comics certainly doesn’t make him less of a Superman than Shaq claims to be. The fact is, currently, Howard is more Superman than Shaq ever could be.
I think it is high time that he just give up the Superman thing and let the kid take it over. Honestly, its a stupid nickname anyway.