Archive for February, 2011
So a couple weeks ago I see a music act on Jimmy Fallon I didn’t think too much of. Odd Future with Tyler the Creator… The guy was full of energy and put on a great show but the show was definitely secondary to the music in the performers eyes… or so it seemed.
The next day, my man Henry Daggs told me they were the future. He told me I should get ready to get sick of them because they will be everywhere soon. He said it was the new Wu-Tang, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Henry tells me about music all the time, and him being a musician, sometimes it seems that he is a bit too close to know what people are gonna like. I’m still not sure if I think everybody will like this shit, but I gotta say, it’s growing on me. DIY to the max, these little kids posses great tempo and really fucking good beats.
So Jake and myself have been pretty into the NBA this season, and with good reason. Multiple story lines have emerged that are completely unique to the time period, the trade deadline has been CRAZY, and with a lockout looming certain change is on the horizon with the salary cap.
Long story short, I got the fever.
When I say story lines unique to the times I am talking about the flood of superstars to larger markets and the trend of them also teaming up. This started years ago with Boston, continued with Miami, and is happening in New York. In each scenario you likewise see a star leave a smaller market for a larger one and in almost all scenarios you see the stars leave the midwest and travel east.
With this in mind and having had admired both Denver and Cleveland in large part because of proximity, I am glad to say the Oklahoma Thunder had gained the most over the last day.
In the face of a diaspora of stars to the east coast and larger markets, the Thunder are blossoming. Probably the best part of their success is the attitude of Kevin Durant….. He’s already signed an extension. The only real hole that you could say that the Thunder had was defense down low. Kendrick Perkins and his scowl change all that. Also added before the deadline was Nazr Mohammed who still averages around 10 points a game, is big, and has 6 fouls to give every night.
I have been telling you all year Jake that the Lakers will not make the NBA Finals. All they needed to come up against was team to make Bynum and Gasol look soft that also had an established scorer. Oklahoma is now THAT TEAM.
I’ll get to my predictions tomorrow but hopefully this helps you catch up what transpired with the Thunder today. I’m going to seed both conferences and attempt to predict EVERYTHING…
An Oklahoma artist with some skill. Makes me want to break out the watercolors. Check her stuff out
I’ve been listening to a lot of Nick Cave during this snow storm. Here’s a good slow one.
This one is for nostalgia. Jason Williams and the Sacramento Kings were my favorite team when I was younger. To this day I can name the whole roster… I still wonder if that crooked official held them back or not, specifically in their playoff showdowns with the Lakers. Whoever gets rich first, please get me a Jason Williams throwback Kansas City Kings uniform…