STEPHON TALKS AND MORE AVATARS FOR SALE
GREAT LAST SECOND SHOT BY BIG BABY
The Celtics tied the series 2-2 with a beautiful last second jumper by “Big Baby” Davis who looked like a ballerina as he lifted himself off the floor to hit the shot. It was beautiful, but it made me think about how maligned he would be as a New York Knick. Arguably, Big Baby’s game is not as good as David Lee’s game but in some ways they are similar. Both are inside players and both have learned how to become a bit more accurate with that mid-range jumper. Both have questionable defensive skills and little lateral foot speed, but Davis uses his considerable girth as an obstacle where as David Lee will sweep clean a corridor to the basket to make it more accessible to the opposition. I think Bradley has it right that Lee would make a good part of a Championship contender, just like Big Shot, Big Baby Davis.
Stephon Marbury tells almost all in a compelling and informative interview with Lang Whitaker in Slam OnLine. Stephon gives us some insight into what has happened with him psychologically over the past few tumultous and disappointing (at least to Knicks fans) past few years. He also expresses the wonderment of finally being in an atmosphere with a Championship mentality.
Lang lets Stephon’s words speak for themselves and fill in some critical blanks for us. My only disappointment about the Whitaker piece is that Marbury did not really answer the question concerning what it was like to play with Isiah. After exhaling, Marbury said , “That’s another feature. We could do it, but…another feature. . . . It’s like this: It’s like you thought you had a problem that you figured out, and then all of a sudden it’s not even the question or the answer. It’s just…mindblowing. It’s mindblowing, man…it’s mindblowing.”
Other than that sidestep, I recommend that Fanatics interested in piecing together some of the internal workings of the knicks recent past and the Marbury mind, read this.
I found this joint courtesy of our friend Modi, who sports quite the Stabury article collection — mostly written by him of course. His latest piece on Marbury, “I’d rather own than be owned,” can be found here.
MORE AVATARS FOR SALE
I had a little time on my hands, so I went Antiquing at the Avatar Antique shop this weekend and I found these potential Avatars for our friends CooleyHigh and Statesman. The last proposed Avatar is the pic from Modi’s Cosellout website. I think the pics fit quite nicely, although the notion of Mao raising the O’Brien Trophy should probably be a picture dedicated and donated to David Stern. Check ’em out. Whatayathink?
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