1. I had to make this Dellavedova buzzer beater the feature video. I randomly watched this thing live and it was stunning.
2. Chandler Parsons nails a game winner from 3 quarter court. Who would’ve thought that this shaggy MF would turn into a very good NBA player?
3. As I have stated in a previous post, I hate Austin Rivers. But this shot was pretty baller against UNC.
4. Have you heard of Michael Snaer? The dude hit 5 game winners last year. You can’t teach clutch. I honestly believe that this quality is embedded in some athletes and missing in others. Michael Snaer should get the ball when the game is on the line.
5. All this clutch talk brings me back to Jordan. The GOAT. These are NBA buzzer beaters…sorry redditors.
I used to HATE learning plays when I played back in high school. I thought, ‘why can’t the coach just let us play?’ What a naive little boy I used to be.
As an adult, I can’t get enough of watching teams run well-designed plays. College basketball teams that play well together and effectively run plays in the half-court are the teams that have a good chance of winning in the NCAA tournament (with the exception of Kentucky who is just insanely talented).
I grew up thinking that the only way to beat a 2-3 zone was to attack it with a 1-3-1, using quick passes to the middle and rotations by the wing players up top to create open looks from the perimeter. I had never heard any of my coaches preach differently…which is why I love the first part of this video which teaches a couple of plays to run against a 2-3 zone.
VCU – “Flood” – 0:00 – 0:21
Creates an open corner 3 for shooting guard or small forward by ‘flooding’ one of side of the zone through a circular rotation.
VCU – “Flood again” – 0:28 – 0:51
This is the same concept but the shooter guard doesn’t follow the point guard across the floor, he fakes that way and then pops out to the corner off of a pick from the Center.
St. Louis – “Triangle” – 0:52 -1:22
This is one of the more creative plays I’ve seen against the zone. What I love about this is that it creates a layup by using a wing player as a decoy.
I was skeptical throughout this entire commercial…and then the end got me. Not too shabby.
I forgot how good this movie is…and it’s even better as an adult. Christina Ricci is the best Wednesday Addams that has and ever will walk upon this earth. I would liken her performance in this movie to that of Heath Ledger’s in the Dark Knight. This is especially surprising because I generally hate child actors with a burning, fiery passion (seriously, they suck).
Believe it or not, Ricci is still a very active actress…she just acts in things that you have never really heard of. Perhaps she needs to start resurrecting her creepy side to win over our hearts again.
But, back to this clip. Things really start to escalate after her monologue, “Wait, we can not break bread with you. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They said do not trust the pilgrims. And especially do not trust Sarah Miller. For all these reasons I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.”
The Pete Holmes Show is on a little bit too late for my old man blood. It comes on after Conan on weeknights at midnight (est). I had never really heard about Pete Holmes until recently, and somehow I wandered on to this video of him interviewing James Harden.
I think that I’m officially a Pete Holmes fan because this interview hits me right in the funny bone.
I shit you not. According to this Yahoo Sports article, the mascot for this prep school in California is an Arab. Holy offensiveness:
It gets better! The school’s website has a cartoon image of the mascot that is even more offensive. What are these people thinking?
According to their wikipedia page, “the school mascot was named to honor the once large imported Arab colony involved in the date palm growing industry, but the mascot namesake is the local desert foundation. In 2002, CVHS officials had a meeting whether to rename the mascot out of concern it might produce negative stereotypes against Arabs and Middle Eastern people, after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The mascot name remained unchanged at the time, though some concerns over the sensitivity of “Arabs” continued.”
Oh yeah don’t worry, harsh stereotypical features aren’t offensive to anyone.