George Karl once said that he thinks JaVale McGee “plays a little bit like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but he’s a defensive Kareem more than an offensive Kareem”. At just 25 years old, McGee still has a lot of basketball left to play in his career despite what gaffes you see him make on Shaqtin’ a Fool, and maybe Karl is crazy like a fox for making that kinda comparison. On the outside chance the current reigning Coach of the Year is right. Artist Chris Edser put together this piece of “Pierre” in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Hey, don’t look so skeptical. It could happen people.
George Karl was named the winner of the Red Auerbach NBA Coach of the Year award. This season Karl guided the Nuggets to a 57-25 (.695) record which was fourth-best in the league. Including a league-best 38-3 (.927) mark at home and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
In earning his first NBA Coach of the Year, Karl totaled 404 points, including 62 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout North America.
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You know when you’re playing NBA 2K against someone online and they have been using every trick in the a-hole book to beat you like using long pauses, exploiting loopholes in the games programming, playing terrible music the whole time and narrating they’re every move.
Yet, somehow you still manage to beat them before they plug out their system? Well, if you’re like me. Finishing those “people” off with an alley-oop once you have the game in hand is always a nice way to say “stick it bub”.
Behind Kobe Bryant, Danilo Gallinari is my second favortie player from Italy. So it warms my heart to see him and his teammates in sync with a Bellissimo celebration after he nails a three.
“It was crazy. To be honest, I didn’t think we had any chance of wining.” – Corey Brewer, on the Nuggets winning their 14th consecutive game in dramatic fashion