nba

Dirk Nowitzki is remaining sane

by The Cavalier on May 2, 2007 · 28 comments

We’re out again today, and we are truly sorry about that.

We could talk about Golden State-Dallas all day long. Quickly – we haven’t been that engrossed in a game we had no vested interest in since…Detroit vs the Lakers in 04. Yes, we were rooting for the Pistons to take down Shaq/Kobe/Gary/Karl back then – that version of those guys had a certain underdog, hard-working charm, much like Nellie’s Band of Bay Area Lunatics.

Anyway, while it would’ve been cool to see them take it in five, it’ll be even cooler to see them take it at home. The arena may very well blow up. And they are taking it – DAL got lucky as hell in winning last night, and the fact that the Warriors came back on them like they did isn’t gonna clear the German’s head at all.

Moving back to the Pistons…anyone who can explain what this is all about from Marc Stein’s ESPN chat yesterday wins a birthday cake to be determined later.

OSICK (CLEVELAND): I am so sick of hearing how bad the East is from Hollinger and yourself. I can’t wait till The Cavs, Stones or Bulls win this thing and you all have to cry about how the best team(s) didn’t win it. That being said, GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!!

Marc Stein: That’s fine. I’m so sick of hearing that STONES stuff when people talk about Detroit. It is the most ill-fitting nickname in the NBA.

We’ve been admittedly absent and disinterested for awhile, but we feel like we would’ve caught some wind of what this “Stones” thing is with regard to DET.

It sounds suspiciously like something that could renew our venomous feelings toward the more pretentious of the Pistons fans and, of course, the pretentious Pistons themselves. So what’s it all about?

(One other quick thing – thanks to Becky for this link regarding the potential of NJN-CLE. We feel better now, although we love how “lethargic” is just a natural association for the Cavaliers. We’d just assume get this thing started – the more they sit around, the more likely they are to think it’s already summer.)

{ 4 trackbacks }

Anonymous
December 11, 2007 at 6:55 pm
Anonymous
December 19, 2007 at 4:09 am
Anonymous
December 19, 2007 at 4:10 am
Anonymous
April 3, 2008 at 8:45 pm

{ 24 comments }

1 Feruw May 2, 2007 at 1:26 am

‘Stones isn’t nothing new. It might just be getting more attention now. The first time I heard it pop up was the 2002 season.

2 Detroit Chris M May 2, 2007 at 2:00 am

I’ve heard the Pistons called the ‘Stones’ around town before, but it seems more like an un-intentional verbal mistake that became widespread and interchangable with (lazy) people simply saying ‘Stons’. That said…both are poor attempts at nicknames. Especially not befitting your eventual 2007 NBA champs.

Oakland is going to need quite a few D-Wade wheelchairs to aid over-excited patrons out of the arena in Game 6.

Go Mohawks (present and past)!

3 Jack Cobra May 2, 2007 at 6:52 am

I don’t get it? Stones? Can someone explain that to me? If you could draw me a diagram too, that would be helpful

4 Fios May 2, 2007 at 7:07 am

1) Assume or as soon?
2) One small problem with the CLE-NJ theory: it assumes Brown is astute enough to exploit match-ups, he hasn’t demonstrated an ability to do it thus far, the Cavs are too easily lulled into becoming a jump-shot team, they play extended stretches of one-and-done offense and Brown never corrects it or attempts to change it. As much as I’d like to believe that can change now, I just don’t believe they have the patience or discipline to run the offense through the post for extended periods of time. I’d be more than happy to be proven wrong about this.

5 roger May 2, 2007 at 7:52 am

LeBron is usually more aggressive against NJ because he hates NachoBar.

6 ctt1313 May 2, 2007 at 8:07 am

The way I have heard “Stones” used locally is as if the original team name was pronounced piss-tones. Then shorten that stupidity to “Stones”

It is Ill-fitting, and dumb.

7 cw May 2, 2007 at 8:12 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the Cavs blow NJ out of the gym in a game at the end of the year? And I believe it was a game NJ really needed at the time. (Well, um, I think the Cavs needed it too.)

8 The Cavalier May 2, 2007 at 8:42 am

They also lost to Boston, the Knicks, and Charlotte in April. 99/114 fans don’t trust the team, and they’re all right.

9 The Cavalier May 2, 2007 at 8:43 am

Who’s happy to see the Roundie back? Anyone?

10 roger May 2, 2007 at 9:20 am

Dude, Scoop Jackson was all over the roundie months ago. He found it on some super-secret influential insider basketblog.

11 zack k May 2, 2007 at 9:21 am

WOW.. i have a headache

12 Sports Hog May 2, 2007 at 9:27 am

I, for one, welcome the return of our spherical composite overlord.

13 Boney May 2, 2007 at 10:24 am

The Cavalier, the more important question is… “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

14 The Cavalier May 2, 2007 at 10:37 am

I will refrain from commenting.

15 Eric May 2, 2007 at 10:37 am

Will Kwame Brown attend the winner’s cake ceremony?

16 becky May 2, 2007 at 11:00 am

duh.
the correct answer is:
“Who DOESN’T want to sex Mutombo?”
(see: http://thebasketballjones.net/)

17 USA Jim May 2, 2007 at 11:40 am

All this talk of balls is turning me on!!!!! Where’s that horny & gay Joe from Yay Sports at?

18 Boney May 2, 2007 at 2:24 pm

why no response

19 Jordi May 2, 2007 at 2:24 pm

So only 15 fans out of 114 believe wholeheartedly in the Cavs. That’s 14.2%. Nearly 15%. According to the Nation of Islam, 15% understand the truth, although 10% use the truth for evil, and 5 percent use it for good. The other 85% are “mentally deaf, dumb, and blind to the truth about themselves and the world in which they live.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nation_of_Gods_and_Earths

20 ZAKK May 2, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Because he’s afraid to let the truth out.

21 jjc58 May 2, 2007 at 7:56 pm

The truth is, most people don’t give a crap about roundie unless he’s in the snake movie.

At this point, YAY is the Chris Paul of Blogs. Flashes of brillance last year, solid but unspectacular this year. Not quite delivering on its promise. If it’s the second most influential NBA Blog, it’s because of potential.

Release WGM ASAP. Without the snake movie, your influence wanes.

22 jjc58 May 2, 2007 at 7:58 pm

Er… that would be “release WSM ASAP.” Note to self, acronyms work better when spelled correctly.

23 The Cavalier May 2, 2007 at 8:12 pm

The meal must be delicious.

24 J. PHI May 3, 2007 at 2:34 am

Good to see your back with a vengeance. Your posting like 5-6 sentences a day. Go Rnaptors!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: