Monday, January 12, 2009

Eddy Curry and Basketball

Eddy Curry. When you hear this name as a Knick fan, a few words and phrases come to mind: Lazy, heart problems, fat, wasted talent, tattoos, expiring contract, gay. Wait what? Yeah, I was surprised too when I checked out the late update from the Post. Take this with a large grain of salt though, since this was the same paper that reported a sexual harassment case with the boys from Cold Pizza a couple years back. Apparently the Knicks big man repeatedly solicited his male driver for sex and made him throw away his beat rags. I hope that some day there is a book written by someone inside the organization during the Isiah Years. Starbury's asking girls if "they're gonna get in the truck" or not, Zeke is calling women hoes and shaking them after games, and now this.

If I needed another reason to hate Joe Buck, here it is. How does the public feel about paying for Buck, McCarver and Aikman to get around? This guy is a clown.

1-on-1 Tournament
Sorry for the baseball interruption. Back to roundball, and more specifically, seven other guys at work and I are having a 1-on-1 tournament this Wednesday night. MITM fan Dirty D suggested I talk about it and toss out a little preview. To see where each of us are going to end up in the tourney, we first must look at where we've been. In alphabetical order, since I obviously rank highest in the group.

5'9"/185 /22/combo guard
Played Frosh basketball
Drives hard and plays no D
"I shall fear no man but God"

6'3"/three bills/24/power forward
Tons of Rec League experience
Post control
"I play to win... two words: Baby Hooks"

5'11 1/2"/220/24/power forward
Gave up playing for heckling freshman year of HS
Trash talk
"Decided in HS, it would be more fun to yell at refs that sit on the bench"

6'/175*/24/5th man
Minimal experience beyond rooting
Keeping water cold
“His lanky height and disputed weight give him a competitive advantage over the rest of the tournament field”

"Basketball is like poetry in motion, cross the guy to the left, take him back to the right, he's fallin' back, then just J right in his face. Then you look at him and say, "What?"

5'10 1/2"/211/24/shooting guard
Playing since they cut the umbilical
Lefty shooter with deceptive speed
"I work harder than you in order to get easy shots"

Blacktop and some church league
Unmatched tenacity
"We fly high, no lie, you know this. Ballin!"

Two season HS ball
Slash and Crash
"We're talking about practice... not a game... but practice man"

Results to be posted later this week.


1 comment:

  1. That baby hooks guy is sure to win... I don't know any of you, but i really just don't feel like any of you will be able to handle the weight differential...