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I love that this Grantland article on the bottom 8 teams in the NBA features the above benchwarming of Golden States' 3 best players.

Best Warriors excuse for not playing:

DND'd Andris Biedrins on Monday with "picking up girlfriend from airport."

Lost on Monday to the Spurs. Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Tim Duncan all played less than 15 minutes. Gary Neal and Boris Diaw's boobs led the Spurs in minutes. San Antonio still managed to win by 21 on the road.

Remaining Schedule: Never fear, Warriors fans! You play LAL, @DAL, @HOU, @MIN, and NOH before closing out the season at home against the Spurs. Even with Lee, you could win maybe two games during that stretch.

Ugh, the Warriors DUMP strategy isn't pretty to watch. Grantland says it best:

What does it say when your franchise's most dramatic storyline revolves around its ability to out-lose the Kings, Pistons, and Raptors?

And it's not even that effective. We're still in danger of not finishing in the bottom 7.

I also loved this rant:

It's frigging basketball. It's supposed to be entertainment. Let's stop talking about the construction of sports teams like we're building an army to go invade China, or that tanking is a necessary sacrifice along the lines of what Jesus gave up for our sins. Nobody knows if Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is going to be Marvin Williams of if he's going to be a super version of Luol Deng. Why defile the competitive nature of the sport for such uncertainty? And if you want to talk straight business, maybe it's worth wondering if your jaded fan base will even care if your team goes from 18 to 38 wins. Atlanta certainly doesn't give a shit what the Hawks are doing. And Warriors fans are still showing up to Oracle.

Yes we are. For now.

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