The boy Steph Curry has decided to enter the draft. What a perfect time too! With Rubio definitely in play, the young boy from LA who plays in Italy likely to join the fray and a couple of more 'point guards' in like Ty Lawson, Stephon can go to a REALLY ideal situation for a fringe playoff team. Having him land in a place like Memphis wouldn't be as good but somewhere like OKC with shooters already in place or somewhere with a young big man would be great. Having him land in Philly would be HUGE for them giving them the 'shooter' to go along with Thad, Iggy, and the slashing Lou Williams. CP3 could use him like they used to use Pargo as well as an assassin off the bench. As long as he doesn't have to save the franchise, he should be good.
Speaking of the NBA, these playoffs have been good. The Unv. of Connecticut is showing out pretty well in that Bulls/Celts series. It is the Ben Gordon/Ray Allen show with a special guest named Derrick Rose. The champs are fighting valiantly but they miss the boy from Mauldin, SC named Kevin Garnett as well as that Oakland boy Leon Powe (who plays SO MUCH BIGGER THAN HE REALLY IS.) Noah and them wouldn't be doing shit if they didn't have to play against the likes of Big Baby Davis ALL GAME as Davis couldn't jump over a credit card. (Very soft hands though and tries REALLY HARD.) Someone forgot to tell the Magic that the Sixers are not a bad team. They have let them build confidence and even though they won on Sunday, they are in a SERIES with them. Thad is PLAYING GREAT and Iggy has shaken off last year's playoff performance and played well too. The Sixers are also hitting threes. Watch out Orlando!!
We won't even speak too much on what the King is doing. Or did to the Pistons. Lets just say, I hope you enjoyed seeing Rip, Tay, Antonio and Rasheed play this year 'cause at least two of 'em won't be playing there next year. The Stuckey 'experiment' may one day be a 'win' but for now, the jury is out. They have a good young nucleus though in Stucky, Afflalo and Maxiel but none of the guards are TRUE POINTS. Not even Bynum. They all like to do the things that people complained about AI (their last addition) liked to do. Score. So who is going to sacrifice their game so the Pistons can play Detroit basketball? The King and 'em looked great as they are two deep at every position and are running smooth as silk.
The Lakers are doing pretty well and should finish off the Jazz. Mamba, L.O and Shannon Brown (yes Shannon Brown) are leading them to victory with a "I am not soft" Pau Gasol doing the lil things shore them up around the edges. Bynum is still rounding into shape, Ariza is killing and the bench is doing it big. I worry about Farmar though. He is not playing. They will need him one day and hope he doesn't have his head up his ass about not playing so he can help.
Enjoying watching the Rockets/Blazers series too. Oden is showing some flashes (against a pretty non mobile center though). Roy is trying to will them to win but the Rockets Tru Artest is trying to to will his team. Battier is hitting shots. Wafer is balling and Brooks isn't screwing up. Could they FINALLY win a series? @ the Rockets.
The other Curry in North Carolina, Aaron Curry, landed in Seattle to an ideal situation already. He can replace the departed Julian Peterson as a force within the linebacker core. Great guy and better football player.
His teammate, Stanley Arnoux, went to the Saints. I am happy for that young man as I personally know him. He too has great character and is a SMART SMART football player. He is also Haitian and the N. O is a great city for him to land in. Ironically, he said he visited the city last week and LOVED IT and the staff of the Saints so it sounds like he expected to go there. Or at least wanted to. Chip Vaughn, his teammate from Wake, also joins him to help shore up that D. Bonus for Stanley. Jonathan Vilma is a fellow South Floridian AND HAITIAN. He should help Stanley get settled in smoothly. Fine player they got there. Ran the second fastest 40 time behind his teammate Curry at the Combines. I was hoping he would get drafted by......
The Steelers!! We got what we needed. I have no problem with the picks personally. I don't usually expect 7 round picks to make the team so if the project at TE does not pan out, no sweat to me. With that, here we go:
Evander 'Ziggy' Hood. DT. 6'3 300 Casey is getting older and so is Aaron Smith. This kid will play. Soon. Loves contact. Loves to fight in the trenches. Plays directly over center's head. Will need to learn technique (Who usually doesn't coming outta college though??)
Mike Wallace. 6'0 199 WR. May take Nate's place. (Limas, you LISTENING???) Ran a 4.33 so he can fly and will probably spell as a kick/punt returner immediately if he can hold on to the rock. Needs to work on route running but with Hines and the coaching staff around, that should not be an issue. Not gonna run over people but will RUN AWAY FROM THEM. He can sky too with a 40 inch vert. Knows adversity. Family displaced by Hurrican Katrina.
Kraig Urbik (OT) 6'5" 328. Probably mine (and Ben's) favorite pick of the draft! Versatile lineman. Can play all over the line. Will not only play but SHOULD start at some point this season to me. (Note to team. Please move Willie Colon to a position that will allow him to use that meanness. Thanks.)
Joe Burnett CB 5'9 192. Florida boy. (You know how I feel about them and their athletic prowess) Played at a school that played the big boys well. (UCF). Quicker than fast but really strong. Can get YAC after making picks has the hands to make plenty of them. A lil small for a DB as far as bigger WRs are concerned but the strength he has can negate that.
Frank Summers FB 5'9 240. He played Halfback but has fullback size. Punishing runner. Need to work on blocking but could actually replace something we have lacked since Jerome has left.
Rashon Harris 6'4 298 DT. Later round pick. Is a project. Tall which is good and bad due to his technique (There's that word again.) We should be able to work with him.
A.J Shippley. 6'1 304. Penn St. product (and a personal fave of a fellow Steelers fan of mine). He could also see time. Early once he learns the system. That position needs an upgrade.
So we should do just fine with these picks.
On another subject though, lets talk about this:
The thin line between intuition and insecurity. I saw Kourtney Kardashian throw her man outta the house based on some past issues the couple has had. (On both sides.) I was watching the show with my Internet friends and the wife. Of course, the first part of the show when she decided to follow him, all you heard was 'Yeah that's right. He ain't shit...Follow him 'cause it is your right..." yadda yadda yadda..Then we find out that the 'girl he was hugging' was doing something for him to surprise Kourtney's ass. Silence. No more cackling. Nothing. Now, I am not saying that people are perfect or that you shouldn't watch out but you have to be careful with your actions. (Not the thinking the actions) That man came home and she was upset which was cool but she NEVER SAID EXACTLY WHY. Talking about 'Figure it out...". How immature was that? Thing is, I KNOW PLENTY OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT WAS ACCEPTABLE for her to do. No fucking wonder you can't keep a damm man. You are irrational. It is called communication. That is not 'communication'. Yeah, you said something but you really didn't say 'shit' by doing it that way. Talk to your man ladies. (and vice versa) Actually find out what is going on. I won't even get into 'following your mate' like she did to gather her information. I will say that 'if you must do that' you need to be prepared to maturely confront what you see. Probably right then. You also need to understand that you might be wrong though and all of that vigor that you put into investigating, you need to put into making up for your accusations. A simple "I am sorry' does not cut it. Especially if you throw that man out...Just saying. Hats off to Kourtney for admitting that she was wrong though and understanding that he would be upset.