There’s no doubt about it, Kobe Bryant is the best player on the Lakers, if not in the entire NBA. He is the floor general. Between the baselines, he runs everything. If he wants to score, he scores. If he wants to pass, he passes. I have no problem with this whatsoever, but who runs the show behind the scenes? If the organization is run correctly, it shouldn’t be Kobe Bryant. The recent handling of the hiring of former Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach Mike Brown shows that, maybe, things aren’t as they should be in the Lakers front office. Does Mike Brown stand a chance in Los Angeles? He might have to bow down to Lord Kobe if he wants to stick around a long time.
Archive for May, 2011
Last night, in the 12th inning of a game against the Florida Marlins, the above gruesome incident occurred. Let me set the scene for those of you who haven’t seen it. Top of the 12th inning, Marlins with a the lead run on third base (Scott Cousins, OF), and Emilio Bonafacio at the plate. Bonafacio hits a fly ball to right field. Cousins tags up and, when Giants outfielder Nate Schierholz makes the catch, he dashes for home. Schierholz throws the ball to Giants catcher Buster Posey in plenty of time, but Cousins barrels into Posey. The bone-rattling collision not only causes Posey to drop the ball, it causes Posey’s left fibula to break and several tendons in his ankle to strain. Ouch.
I don’t know either, Fred.
The Mets, and owner Fred Wilpon (above), have once again made the news for something other than their sub-.500 record (zing!) This week, they were publicly lambasted in the press. I know you’re saying, what’s new? Well, this time, the critic was their very owner! Old Fred was asked about a few of his key players and he managed to insult every single one of them.
I know this is supposed to be a blog strictly about sports, but professional wrestlers are athletes, professional wrestling is known as sports entertainment, and you gotta love Randy “Macho Man” Savage. I was legitimately saddened by the passing of “The Madness” today. Apparently, the 58 year old former WWF (yes, WWF) and WCW superstar had a heart attack behind the wheel of his car and crashed today in Tampa, Florida. He will truly be missed. I wanted to pay a unique tribute to one of my childhood idols, so here we go.
If I had to write a caption for the above picture, without knowing anything about the game situation during which it was taken, I’d probably still go with… “Uhh… You guys are dicks.” That confused young man in the photo is Kansas City Royals relief pitcher, and New Jersey native, Vin Mazzaro. Vinny from Jersey had the distinct honor of taking one for the team last night in a game which the Royals lost 19-1 to the Cleveland Indians.