July 29, 2007
What is with NBA players getting robbed these days? This is pretty scary stuff. It makes logical sense. These guys are extremely wealthy. The odds are, they keep a lot of cash on hand, and apparently not very securely. They seem like targets. It’s unfortunate, but couldn’t you see it happening again? Think about when someone like LeBron goes out to a club. He’s probably packing some serious cash in his pockets. Then again, LeBron probably has security twice his size. But an NBA player on a lesser scale, such as Eddy Curry is a probable target. These guys are making millions upon million of dollars, and they are not taking the proper measures to secure it. What would it cost to have a body guard walk around with you, or even put a security alarm system in your house, or even cameras for crying out loud. I haven’t heard of the police in Chicago catching these guys, or any leads, so they just might get away with the whole scam. The big losers are Curry and his family. That’s a pretty traumatizing experience. Hopefully other players and celebrities learn from these unfortunate incidents.
The latest rumour going around is that the New York Knicks could trade David Lee to the Sacramento Kings for non other than Ron Artest. Yes….Ron Artest! Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually a very big fan of Artest’s game. He’s a very solid all-around player who can really add that final piece to the puzzle for any team. In this situation, though, is Artest a good influence on the Knicks? What I’m trying to get at is that New York could become home to the new Bad Boys of the 2007-2008 season. Pairing newly acquired Zach Randolph with Artest creates one of the scariest front courts in the game, let alone one of the scariest duos outside the arena. I’m sure if this trade goes down that the Knicks will try and keep Randolph and Artest in separate rooms on the road, and make sure they don’t end up touring around the visiting cities together. If they do, who knows what could happen? These guys are straight up bad asses. They would give the team a physical edge, but the Knicks will need to do some investing in their bench with the amount of suspension between these two. Both of these guys are considered gambles, regardless of what team they play on. I’m sure Isiah Thomas is thinking more basketball. Seriously, a front court of Zach Randolph, Ron Artest and Eddy Curry is pretty powerful and has the potential to go places. And I’m not just talking jail. Think about it.
Michael and Scotty, Stockton and Malone…Randolph and Artest? Hmmm…
July 2, 2007
It seems like Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks had a productive draft. Acquiring Zach Randolph is truly a gamble. But if you’re going to gamble, why not with a guy that can average 20 and 10? That sounds like solid numbers to bring into a team. It seems like an even better deal because that they get to part with Stevie Franchise ( I still can’t even remember how he earned that nickname). His massive contract is now not a barrier to acquiring great talent. The big problem is, if Randolph was getting into all this trouble in Portland, I couldn’t even imagine what the roads of NYC hold for the forward. The Knicks are going to have to have a serious sit-down with him and set the ground rules. Losing Channing Frye’s potential probably won’t be as visible as he’s now playing alongside a team stocked with forwards. His 9.5 points and 5.5 rebound averages are likely to go down, as he’ll be competing for playing time with LaMarcus Aldridge, Travis Outlaw, and Darius Miles to name a few. Overall, I really think the Knicks got the better of the deal. The Knicks could potentially have a very strong starting frontline with Eddy Curry and Randolph (although they’re a weak defensive pair). I expect to see the Knicks as one of the higher scoring offenses this season if Starbury is willing to pass the ball. I’m just hoping Randolph spends his time on the basketball court, instead of the other court we’re all fearing he’ll be visiting pretty soon.
The Knicks must be jumping for joy now that Steve Francis is gone!
-Check out the Video page of a video I found of Zach Randolph paying a visit to a die-hard fan. Looks like the little guy’s going to have to move some of the furniture around…