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Nick Young: The Rebirth

Even a casual NBA fan would have noticed Nick Young’s improvement this season. The departure of the man once known as Hibachi and various injuries to John Wall left room for Young to develop and get some more court time. He responded favorably, upping his point production from eight a game in 2010 to 17 this season. Now a free-agent it will be interesting to see if Young continues to develop his game or if he’s another example of contract year-itis. In the mean time, he’s also been developing his quote game, and dropped two gems to the Washington Post today:

"When asked if he would be willing to offer a hometown discount in order to stay in Washington, Young replied, ‘My mama told me, never leave nothing on the table.’”

But there’s more! When asked what his plans are if the NBA lockout becomes a reality, Young responded:

"I’m going to try to do some acting and get on the Hollywood scene…I might have a sex tape.’”

Gold.

Mikhail Prokhorov to Lead the New Jersey Nets to NBA Finals

In a recent interview, Russian billionaire and New Jeresy Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov said he will allow three years, maximum, for the team to turn their mediocrity around and reach the NBA finals. If not, he says he will play himself. No word yet on whether or not Jay Z will also be suiting up.

Tony Allen doesn’t believe Manu Ginobili. Not one bit.

Tony Allen doesn’t believe Manu Ginobili. Not one bit.

After Chris Paul declared he would hit his own mother if she were on the court, his mother responded by rising to the challenge. After a hard fought battle of one on one, the point guard was taught that mama always knows best. Mama Paul also gave Chris a lesson in etiquette by reminding him of this play.  He is expected to make a full recovery for Tuesday’s game five.

After Chris Paul declared he would hit his own mother if she were on the court, his mother responded by rising to the challenge. After a hard fought battle of one on one, the point guard was taught that mama always knows best. Mama Paul also gave Chris a lesson in etiquette by reminding him of this play.  He is expected to make a full recovery for Tuesday’s game five.

Just for further clarification on my “Scottie Pippen bust looks like Bill Cosby” post.

Just for further clarification on my “Scottie Pippen bust looks like Bill Cosby” post.

Jameer Nelson just doesn’t know what to say.

Jameer Nelson just doesn’t know what to say.

According Yahoo! Sports Kurt Rambis is soon to be exiled from his position as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. After another disappointing season, the move is somewhat expected.
Here’s to you, Lonewolf Rambis, may your mighty howl echo across the land.

According Yahoo! Sports Kurt Rambis is soon to be exiled from his position as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. After another disappointing season, the move is somewhat expected.

Here’s to you, Lonewolf Rambis, may your mighty howl echo across the land.

Canadian legend Norm MacDonald is, thankfully, getting back on the air. Check out the Sports Show on Comedy Central for his latest tom-foolery and for now enjoy this Blake Griffin clip.

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Eddy Curry will not be joining the superfriends down in Miami. Among the most disappointed is Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was looking forward to Curry’s contributions to his burgeoning deli empire.
Picture via: The Basketball Jones

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Eddy Curry will not be joining the superfriends down in Miami. Among the most disappointed is Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was looking forward to Curry’s contributions to his burgeoning deli empire.

Picture via: The Basketball Jones

Is this real anger being shown by Chris Bosh? Either way, someone should alert the Heat training staff that he seems to have lost the ability to keep his saliva in his mouth. If LeBron or Wade were to slip and fall on that… well, we all know what happens to a team when Bosh is the center piece.