I am not sure who wanted Jeremy Lin to return more to play with the Knicks tonight: the new media or the fans? Lin told the media that he not coming back because his knee is only at 85%. Although coach Mike Woodson has been telling us all along that Lin probably wasn’t coming back everyone still held out hope. Instead Lin is playing it safe and continuing to try to get back to %100, which probably won’t be during the playoffs.
The Knicks really could use some help. They lost point guard Baron Davis in Game 4 to a knee injury. Before that they lost Iman Shumpert in Game 1 to a ligament tear. Is it just me or is basketball becoming more and more like the Hunger Games?
And you thought nothing else bad could happen to former Arkansas football coach Joe Petrino but his now famous hog(named “Hawg Wild”) is up for sale. This is the very same hog that he crashed while riding with mistress Jessica Dorrell. Apparently, there was $18,481 worth of damage to the bike. The insurance company is selling it through a site called Copart.com. The bike was painted red for Arkansas. I guess it had too many bad memories for Petrino to want to repair it. And personally if I were his wife I would want it gone. For a mere $3,500 you can own it, anyone interested?
PS: I saw in several places that Dorrell had used some of the $20,000 given to her by Petrino on her up coming wedding. There is nothing like your sugar daddy paying for you to marry another man.Wonder how that worked out for her?
Last night the NBA Playoffs were filled with surprises. What should have been a night of teams sealing the deal and moving on, turned out to be a night of prolonging round 1. (Maybe this will give Knicks fans some hope for tonight’s game)
Surprise #1: The Denver Nuggets Beat the LA Lakers (102-99)
The Lakers were hoping to seal the deal last night and defeat the Nuggets. Motivated by some
strong words by Laker Center Andrew Bynum who described the game as an easy win, the Nuggets beat the Lakers, 102-99. Now the series is 3-2 with the Lakers in the lead. This means the Lakers will be taking a trip to Denver to play Game 6. Kobe Bryant brought his A game scoring 43 points. If only Bynum had the words to match his talk, he had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Which is nothing compared to Nuggets center, JaVale McGee, with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Game 6- Thurs. May 10th 10:30pm EST
Surprise #2: The Chicago Bulls Beat the Philadelphia 76ers (77-69)
This would not be a surprise if the Bulls still had Derrick Rose but without him they have been struggling. Everyone thought for sure that the 76ers would put them out of their misery last night. Instead the Bulls came back from the grave to beat the 76ers, 77-69. The Bulls built a good 9 point half time lead and just kept pushing. As a Duke fan it was good to see alum Carlos Boozer scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls. And out of nowhere Luol Deng became a star and scored 24 points for the Bulls. I am still not sure if the Bulls are getting better or the 76ers are getting worse. The series is now 3-2, with the 76ers winning. Now we will see which team will claw there way into round 2.
Game 6- Thurs. May 10th 7:00pm EST
Surprise #3: The Atlanta Hawks Beat the Boston Celtics(87-86)
As they say this was a game for the Celtics to lose. What should have been a slam dunk turned into a scrappy battle till the end. The Hawks got their shit together long enough to beat the Celtics. Celtics Rajon Rondo tried to bring the Celtics back in the 3rd quarter by cutting down the Hawks lead to just 2 but they just couldn’t seal the deal. Now it is back to Boston for Game 6. Celtics lead the series, 3-2.
Game 6- Thurs. May 10th 8:00pm EST
The Lexington Herald-Leader published this editorial cartoon Tuesday criticizing Kentucky coach John Calipari. I have the feeling that most of the country are all about this cartoon. (AKA fans of all the teams UK beat last season.) However, most of the people who saw it in the Lexington paper were UK fans, so they were pretty ticked. In case you didn’t know, Coach Cal had his Final Four appearances when he was the coach at Memphis taken away from his record because of violations. The trophy on the right is referring to the annual tradition of a UK-Indiana game stopping next season. As a Carolina fan, I love this cartoon. We like to moan about how different the tournament would have been without certain wrist injuries. It’s true, I swear!