Too much Lakers.
I know that ESPN wants to promote the popular storylines and so forth, but almost completely ignoring the Jazz and just talking Lakers all morning on SportsCenter isn’t great. This is no surprise, but all this coverage of the Lakers isn’t healthy.
Of course, this is their style so I can’t do anything about it. It was just shocking that it made it seem like the Lakers were the only team fighting for a playoff spot. A few brief mentions of the Jazz and Rockets doesn’t really balance it out evenly.
But that’s what we have and it’s hard to really follow SportsCenter when it’s constantly talking about the same sorry team the whole time.
Luckily, there was one change of subject in this rundown bar when I took this photo. But an hour earlier, it was filled with all Lakers. It’s just too much and I don’t want any more of it.
This tweet came out yesterday with J.J. Watt and Yao Ming sharing a lunch together. The two Houston stars’ lunch together comes at a good time as the NBA All-Star Game makes its way to Houston this weekend.
With the discussion of Yao being talked about, there was a debate with a couple colleagues about Yao’s impact in the NBA. With a rumored jersey retirement, the debate surrounded the idea of the legacy of the 7’6″ giant.
Does he deserve to have his number retired? Was he that great of a player? Is he a Hall of Famer?
After the Rockets thrashed the Warriors with 140 points and a record-tying 23 made three pointers, center Andrew Bogut did not like it. In fact, he believes that the Rockets ran up the score when they had a sizable lead.
So to get back at them, the Warriors big man sent out a tweet.
No harm there, right? Well, except for the fact that with 140 characters, Bogut found the need to abbreviate the first two words and unnecessary capitalize the third one.
When Jeremy Lin was with the Warriors, he was seldom used and the “Linsanity” thing never really caught on. It was because he never got a chance to play a lot of minutes and due to that, it led to his eventual release.
Fast forward that to last February and the entire country was all about Lin. Merchandise was flying off the shelves with his name and he even got people who knew nothing about basketball to care.
Now he’s back with the Houston Rockets and this might be a very unique situation for him and his impact. I would believe he is a starter in Houston since he’s getting paid starter money.
But there’s more to this Lin movement than just basketball: