Archive for April 20, 2007

Sebastian Telfair Arrested on Gun Charge; Bernard McGuirk Gone

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2007 by mizzo

telfair7.jpgSebastian Telfair was arrested after speeding early this morning (4 a.m.) in Westchester, NY. Officers clocked Telfair’s 2006 Land Rover at 77 mph in a 45 mph zone. Searching the vehicle, officers found a loaded .45-caliber hangun under the front passenger seat. He and his passenger, Al Eden Fuentes, of Queens were then charged with felony second degree possession of a weapon. Telfair was also charged with misdemeanor driving with a suspended license. Both men are to be arraigned later today.

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Bernard McGuirk, the long time producer of the Don Imus Show was summarily fired – finally, I might editorialize – for his contribution to the Imus-Rutger’s Women’s Basketball team shenanigans. One can only wonder what Sid Rosenberg of the 790 The Ticket show and the third member of the radio racist holy trinity is thinking about now. (dwil)

Nuggets-Spurs Playoff Series Preview

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2007 by Dax-Devlon Ross

What to Look For: Honestly, who wouldn’t want to see an upset in this series? Denver is the most exciting team in the NBA with two of the most watchable stars in the game. As phenomenal a season Carmelo Anthony has had, no one seems to believe he and Iverson can carry the Nuggets out of the first round, though. That might be enough to motivate the duo. Also, back in the mid ‘90s Duncan and Camby were the two best big men in college basketball. When they played head to head on national television Duncan served Camby. Is it finally time for Camby to get some get-back? These might be the two hottest teams in the NBA right now. Both of their records in the month of April were phenomenal. This series is all about tempo and who controls it. If Iverson continues to play within a team framework and Melo doesn’t resort to jumpers, Denver is dangerous.

Denver Strengths/Weaknesses: It bears repeating: the Nuggets have the best one-two scoring punch in the game. They also have one of the best defensive rebounders and shotblockers in Camby. Quietly, the acquisition of Steve Blake might’ve been one of the best mid-season moves by any NBA team. He knows how to distribute. He’s a great decision maker. He’s a winner. He’s not as fast as Parker, but he moves his feet well enough to at least funnel him away from his sweet spots in the lane. Iverson can’t cheat on defense and Melo has to hit the boards harder than he normally hits them. At the same time, the Nuggets defensive woes won’t be solved in a series.

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Nets-Raptors Playoff Series Preview

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2007 by Dax-Devlon Ross

What to Look For: Look for a young Toronto team to struggle early in the series and for a seasoned New Jersey team to capitalize on its playoff experience. Chris Bosh will put up monster numbers against the New Jersey front line, but an energetic and equally narrow Mikki Moore will at least provide an active, disruptive defensive presence. The two teams split their season series 2-2, with both winning on their home courts which probably means homecourt will be a factor as the series wears on. However, New Jersey is capable of winning on the road. The Nets ended the season going 7-2 in April. Toronto ended with an 8-3 record during the same span.

New Jersey Strengths/Weaknesses: New Jersey owns the best backcourt in basketball. Kidd and Carter have carried an otherwise depleted and inexperienced team all season long. They are both excellent rebounders and passers. The Nets are thin inside and lack any sort of post scoring presence. Josh Boone, however, has emerged of late as an added scoring and defensive threat. The Nets are also missing backcourt reserve help, which means Kidd and Carter will have to log serious minutes. Eddie House is out indefinitely and Marcus Williams has hit the rookie wall.

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