Well the NBA season is now underway and I’m really feeling what I see in my Lakers no doubt. I didn’t realize that we had picked up Bryan Russell which I think is one too many former Utah Jazz players but it’s still all good. I don’t really care for Horace Grant either – I just don’t feel he really buys us much out there on the floor but a bunch of whining – lol. Gary Payton has really moved up on my list of favorite players over the last two seasons after seeing him play in person and his performance tonight. Two players that I expect to see benched will be Kareem Rush and Pargo. I would prefer to see Rush gain experience somewhere else as his impact at the NBA level has been minimal at best and his defense is MIA. Pargo’s defense is suspect as well. With Fox and Kobe back in the lineup, things will be great. The Payton/Fisher combo up top is nice with Kobe, Malone, and Shaq to take care of everything else….
I’m also digging the new Tracy McGrady commercial sending a clear message to Lebron James and other “kids” coming from high school straight to the NBA – “Don’t worry – I’ll make sure they’ll get schooled every night” 🙂
I think Detroit should have picked up Carmello Anthony instead of the other guy but we’ll see how things pan out. Carmello seems like an added weapon while the other guy seems more like an added role player and not a go to scorer. I guess that fits more with the style of basketball played here in Detroit.
Thank God its time for another season of Inside the NBA!
Is anybody else getting more wrapped up in the ESPN series Players like I am???