Friday, May 01, 2009

Beat LA?: Rockets Fortunes' May Turn On Potential Kobe-Stopper


Anyone who has taken the time to read Michael Lewis's extended piece in the NYTimes a while ago describing Battier as the no stats all-star certainly knows that Battier's success against Egomaniac and other elite wings is merely a part of the portfolio that makes Battier so valuable. But because the article singularly focused on a game against the Lakers, it is Battier's play against the Adulterer that has become focal point of Battier's enhanced reputation. In the game profiled, Battier harassed the Philanderer into a 13-32 shooting night, while rallying his team, playing without either McGrady or Artest, to the brink of victory only saved by a miraculous MJ-Wannabe bomb with 30 seconds left. If the Rockets are to beat LA, Battier (and Artest - who had quizzically called Brandon Roy the best offensive player he had played against Wednesday) will have to do yeoman's work against the best Admitted Cheater Who Had To Buy His Wife A $4M Ring Because He Can't Keep His Schlong Out Of A Hotel Hostess in the NBA. Will it happen? It seems unlikely, considering that the Rockets went 0-4 against the Lakers in the regular season - but it should be entertaining to watch, especially if Adelman unleashes Battier on the Accused Rapist.

10 comments:

Big Daddy said...

You dudes are slackin. I know it's primetime b-ball time and you all are shocked by the unexpected fact that all your teams are still alive at such a late stage (the 2nd round) but come on.

You got the Derby today with no Revenge and I know you all are high-stakes gamblers.

You got Caps-Pens in the second round. Heck I don't even follow hockey any more but the human drama of for whom exactly does the Sports Gal root is truly edge of seat, gripping for the rest of us.

Let's get it together here.

The Franchise said...

Actually you forgot the sporting event that is distracting me the most: the pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao is in action tonight!

The Dude said...

be sure to tune in to BoxingWatchers.com for a blow by blow liveblog

Big Daddy said...

Yeah sorry, since I"ve gone cable-less I tend to focus on the sports on network (or espn360). Did you get your "money's" worth with a second round KO?

SportsGal said...

Pens. Though if that doesn't work out, the unborn children have received an Ovechkin jersey already as well.

Big Daddy said...

Really??? Montgomery Park's own so casually sloughs off her hometown team? Not even a second of thought or doubt? This is good stuff. I guess heart is where the home is and not the other way around.

Does the same hold true for a Pitt-UM matchup, Pirates-O's (or Nats if you must) et al?

SportsGal said...

That would be Takoma Park...

and since you asked,

Steelers over Skins
Terps over Panthers
Pens over Caps (somewhere around game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals last year, I jumped on the Pens bandwagon)

it's difficult to summon too much excitement over a Pirates/Nats matchup. Though I will be at PNC tonight to see what passes for high drama at a Pittsburgh baseball game: can the Pirates lose their 17th straight to the Brewers? Stay tuned...

Big Daddy said...

Ahh my bad, the place was Takoma Park the school was Montgomery Blair.
My bad.

Can't believe you aren't a die hard "Natinals" fan.

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