Posted on: January 30, 2010 11:34 pm

Stern puts ban on all NBA gun references.

The new Kobe/Lebron Nike commercial has caused NBA commisioner David Stern to enact a new gun reference policy.

The list of banned words and phrases includes many common basketball references.

If a player scores on a high percentage of his shot attempts we are no longer allowed to say that he "shot the lights out".

A three point specialist will no longer be known as a "marksman".

A player who has a reputation for helping his team win during clutch situations will no longer be referred to as an "assassin".

In fact, the term "shooting" will be changed to a more politically correct word or phrase, like "basket making".

A free throw will no longer be known as a "foul shot".

Any Washington Wizards fan who is caught wearing a throwback "Bullets" jersey during a game will be immediately stoned to death.

All Oliver Stone directed movies will be off limits to NBA players.

The official list is much more in depth, but these examples are intended to show the new direction that NBA league officials are striving to create.
Category: NBA
Posted on: August 26, 2009 10:20 pm

Green could have the best career of the four

You heard it here first folks.

I will now go way out on a limb and predict that Danny Green could have a more successful NBA career than Lawson, Ellington, or Hansbrough.

Both Lawson and Hansbrough have size problems for their positions, and Ellington will have to fight hard to prove that he is more than just a spot up shooter at this level.

Green has the size, atheleticism, versatility, and defensive skillset to succeed at multiple positions.  He also has an underrated shooting touch that will impress coaches.

Green has the intangibles that hold teams together and make them better.  I could easily see him in a role similar to Shane Battier.  A hustle guy who will play major minutes and score around ten points and get you boards, rebounds, steals and blocks.
Category: NBA
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