Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Everyone calm down, Kenny Smith is still an idiot

A recent article posted on Yahoo! Sports by Kenny Smith entitled "Blockbuster trades raise questions" got me thinking a little bit about the 2007-2008 NBA season, the so-called "power shift" in the Western conference, but mostly about how many complete tools there are in the national sports media including Mr. Smith.

Let me just do a short review of Kenny Smith's article and how his nonsensical ideas about the NBA carry over into what the national sports media talking-heads are thinking and saying these days about the power in the NBA.

Smith starts by saying that, "Because of a couple of blockbuster trades, the balance of power in the NBA’s Western Conference has shifted dramatically the past couple of weeks. That’s also raised a few questions that need answering." We'll get to these questions in a moment, but I would like to say that while yes, ONE team has gotten a little better in the west (LA), the balance of power has not changed at all.

I might just be retarded, but it still goes Spurs, Mavs, Suns in the west in any order you want, even though the Suns just got rid of their most versatile player in the NBA in Shawn Marion and won't do anything with Shaq. I'll try to get to this later, but when considering the Spurs and Mavs how many games have Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Devin Harris missed this year? Maybe 50 all together. Yet the media has already written them off. Look, I know ya'll media love LA and Boston, but last time I checked the Spurs are still the defending champs and were in this exact same position last year that they are this year and it also looks like Avery Johnson has taken some of Greg Popovich's coaching strategies, which is to turn it on when it counts. The Playoffs.

Now lets get to those questions...

#1. "Can Shaquille O’Neal play in the Phoenix Suns’ high-powered, fast-paced offense?"

You can go click the link to the article if you actually want to read Smith's obviously bias answer, but I think I could tell you what it says without even reading it... here it goes... I bet it was something like... Yes... some kind of Shaq suck up... fast-paced something ... and he finishes with a Kareem and "Showtime Lakers" reference. Yeah that's about it.

First off, you know that Kenny is never going to write anything bad about Shaq because they're friends, so it totally ruins this answer's credibility. Smith actually had Shaq as an NBA All-Star reserve this year (Shaq has probably played 10 games right?)... that explains a lot. Second, are you f*cking kidding me? Talking about Shaq running. What? He has been injured for the last year! Look, all that needs to be said here is that the Suns traded the most under-rated player in the NBA in Shawn Marion. He can guard any position one though five, not to mention had better stats in every category on the Suns except Nash in Assists, which Marion came second. As a Spurs fan, I love this trade. Chuuuch.

Question #2. "Are the Lakers for real?"

Let me guess Smith's answer... Pau Gasol is the best player ever... blah blah... Lakers are going to win the West. Oh... what do you know, I was right on. Someone needs to remind me, but what happens in the playoffs to Pau Gasol... oh yeah, he gets straight owned by anyone who plays him.... NEXT!

Question #3. "Can the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks not make substantial changes to their rosters and expect to remain legitimate title contenders?"

Hmmm this one might actually be interesting, lets go see what professor Smith has to say about it... here it is... "No. The Spurs can’t afford to rely on Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili because, even in winning last season’s championship, they weren’t that far ahead of their Western competitors. If Robert Horry doesn’t hip check Nash into the scorer’s table, the Spurs could have been eliminated in the second round."

WHAT! ok ok... I just want to repeat this part for you again.... "The Spurs can’t afford to rely on Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili".... ummm, hmmm... again... "The Spurs can’t afford to rely on Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili" wait, wait, maybe it'll make more sense to me the third time... "The Spurs can’t afford to rely on Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili." Well, you get the picture. And this guy is one of the "top" analysts for the sport. I mean, have you heard him talk? My god... and he seems to forget that YES, THE SPURS CAN RELY ON TIM DUNCAN, TONY PARKER, AND MANU GINOBILI! And you know what happens... they win championships bitch.


John said...

Not an idiot, but the complete package of a full in the making.

Common now, how could he say Spurs don't have to rely on Manu to win titles.

In 2003 he was unknown force that burst into the scene. In 2005 he was unstopable machine. In 2007 he was a ticking time bomb that just got exploded.

Combined with Tim and Tony, looks to me like another MOAB.

Would love to hear your opinion about his performance. Really appreciated.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, good prognosticating, bro.