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Curry’s teammate Ronny Turiaf is all like, “Mon Dieu!”

Cuz he’s French.

Come on.  Help me out here.

Posted by LA Dubbs

(Hat Tip to Ball Don’t Lie.)

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Hasheem Thabeet wears the traditional Tanzanian Cap of Shame.

The Memphis Grizzlies are sending Hasheem Thabeet down to the D-League.  Thabeet, the #2 draft pick last June, is the highest draft pick EVER sent down to the D-League.

Whoops.

The previous highest pick sent to the D-League was 2005 #6 overall pick Martell Webster. But Webster came out of high school, so it made sense that he would need to spend some time in the minor leagues.  Whereas Thabeet played three years of college ball for UConn.  However, to be fair, Thabeet was born and raised in Tanzania and didn’t start playing basketball until he was fifteen.  I don’t know.  I mean, you get into one of these ‘On the one hand… on the other hand’ arguments and you can really drive yourself crazy.  It really gets exhausting.

How come nobody ever sent Darko down to the D-League?  Can this still happen?  I mean, like, can the Detroit Pistons send Darko down to the D-League?  Is it too late?  I feel like it shouldn’t be.  Hmmm…. Let’s start an online petition.  I’m gonna write my senator.  Then I’m gonna write your senator.  Then I’m gonna write ALL THE SENATORS!

House of Representatives… YOU’RE NEXT!!!

Posted by LA Dubbs

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Tears of a clown.

Less than a week after being traded to Sacramento from the Knicks, Larry Hughes has been waived by the Kings.  By the Kings.  A team in the midst of rebuilding.  A team that runs Fat Sean May and a Jewish guy out there every night.  They don’t even want Larry sitting on their bench.  In case somebody gets injured.  Or the High Holidays roll around.

The Kings were Larry’s seventh team since being drafted by Philly in 1998.  A forefront in the stupid tattoo movement (before JR Smith stole his crown), Larry’s been passed around like a hot potato (with AIDS), never really making a dent on any team, save for a season or two on the Wizards when he showed some promise, at least for the steals category of your fantasy squad.  Injuries and his god-awful shooting (which even inspired its own website)  have pretty much brought us to this.  I don’t know why I say ‘us’ since I have nothing to do with Larry’s career and haven’t for years.  And no, I won’t talk about it, so don’t bother asking.

The latest word is that Hughes may sign with the Charlotte Bobcats.  It seems like everyone is signing with the Bobcats right now.  How can they fit all these guys? Do they have a secret roster hiding behind their regular roster?  Like a shadow roster or something?  Someone should probably look into this.

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Kevin Durant got sonned by Ginobli!  SONNED!

I guess this puts to rest the debate you and I were having about Manu’s bald spot being classic male pattern baldness or the result of some vitamin deficiency.  And I guess I won.  A lack of Biotin in his diet?  God, you’re an idiot.

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You mean this man doesn't take his craft seriously?

This is what it means to take the high road in the NBA:

Josh Howard, following his trade from Dallas to Washington, announced he desires to “stick it to Dallas” for trading him away. Mark Cuban, our high-road-traveler, outwardly responded:

I wish Josh nothing but the best.″

Then the Mavericks leaked information that Howard likes to get his drink on before games. And not only that, there’s a spot in DC that makes him particularly thirsty. Just ’cause you take the high road doesn’t mean you can’t do some low slouching, eh Mavs?!

It's not like JH is the only one.

Posted by BA Brokeass.

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Russell Westbrook, literally about to dunk in a dude's face.

Thing about Brokeass is, he’s a mu’fuckin’ renaissance man. Like Leonardo da Vinci or Danny Devito in that movie. He ain’t just a wordsmith, Kid’s got a multitude of skills, and just because he is me doesn’t mean he . . . I . . . .We . . . Damn, I’m starting to confuse myself.

Let’s stop this charade (or as I call it, Sherrod). I’ve been making basketball videos lately and I’m gonna keep making them and you’re gonna watch them and keep watching them every Friday at this very location until I tell you it’s alright to stop. Sounds like a decent plan? It’s at least better than Sacramento’s. Oh wait, my bad, I forgot they got Jarred Jeffries. Problems solved, Sacto.

Here’s the first of many Friday videos to come. It’s OKC’s Russell Westbrook faking not even a lick of the funk on some extremely nasty dunks. Let’s do this y’all! GET PUMPED!

Doesn’t that make you wanna go out and fight dudes? Do it! You have my permission! Videos By Brokeass y’all! Re-Tweet that shit!

Posted by BA Brokeass.

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LB used this opportunity to give the photographer a few pointers on position and technique.

Once in a really great while someone says something about basketball better than Brokeass or Dubbs can. Once in a lifetime it’s Tyson Chandler. This is that rarest of moments. Ty-Ty wrote a very nice blog post articulating what it is that makes Larry Brown such an effective coach. Which means someone else probably wrote it for him. Maybe LB himself. Maybe it was Dubbs. No matter who penned the post, it really hits the nail on the head. Here are a few choice paragraphs.

BASKETBALL 24/7
Coach Brown has shown me the dedication every day that it takes to be great. It’s about understanding the passion and knowledge that you have to have to be great. The way he talks about the game is totally different from anybody I’ve ever heard talk about it.

The way he breaks things down, the way he looks at mechanics, the way he understands why guys are great scorers or great rebounders. Everything he does is from studying and that’s something I have learned from him.

For example, I’ll shoot a hook shot or a short jump shot and I’ll make it and he’ll come back and say, “Oh Tyson, come on, you have to get the ball in your fingertips.”

After he says something like that it feels uncomfortable. But then I’ll shoot it and miss it and he’ll say, “great shot.” Your first reaction is to say: “What are you talking about, great shot? I just missed that.”

But I’ve come to the realization that he understands that it doesn’t matter if you miss it that particular time. If you continue to shoot the ball the right way and you get to the point where you shoot the same way every single time, you’re going to make a higher percentage. It works out better than if you’re shooting half the time one-way and half the time another.

It’s just stuff like that that he’s a stickler on. He’s a stickler on you doing things the right way every single time.

Every player I’ve talked to that has ever played for him says: “You’re going to understand how great he is when you don’t have him.”

You said it, Ty-Chan. And it’s never going to happen again. Seriously, Dubbs, did you write this?!

"You're clapping wrong, Tyson!" - LB

Posted by BA Brokeass.

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