->Amare Stoudamire and Kevin Garnett both out with injuries: After the NBA trade deadline, there always seems to be a rash of injuries. Kevin Garnett goes down with a knee injury for about two to three weeks and Amare Stoudamire could be out for the rest of the season due to retina surgery.
Stoudamire almost lost an eye because he decided to not wear protective goggles; he should have completely fired his optometrist and decided to go with the Horace Grant look.
->The NBA Trade Deadline: Well, the NBA trade deadline finally ended and the biggest deal was the Houston Rockets trading point guard Rafer Alston to Orlando. That deal clearly rocked the entire landscape of the NBA.
What is the deal with the NBA trade deadline? We always expect these large super-colossal deals that will flip-flop the power of the conferences. They honestly never happen, however people eat up the news of the NBA trade deadline for lunch at a cheap sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
Oh well, in the world of 24-hour sports networks and the Internet they have to report on something, right?
->Man-crushing on Jodie Meeks: While watching college basketball, there has been only one played who I believe is going to make waves in the NBA.
The player that I am talking about is Kentucky guard Jodie Meeks. While people gushed over Davidson star Stephen Curry for his scoring ability, Meeks is in the top 5 in college basketball for scoring. He is an all-around defensive threat who lets the game come to him. Meeks’s basketball IQ is high in a game where some players have absolutely none.
Mark my words; Jodie Meeks will change the NBA landscape as we know it.
->Casey Carlson gets kicked off Idol: Obviously since I’m just a writer, I have a fair amount of free time. Like most of America, I am obsessed with American Idol. One of my favorites to win the competition was Casey Carlson who moved onto the top 36 and performed this week.
Carlson had recently received pub from TMZ finding out that she did a bikini spread for Campus Girls.com. Obviously a pretty girl who is pretty good singer is going to go far, right?
Well, I was wrong on that. Carlson had a less than desired performance and was not selected to move on. She could still make it as a wildcard but at this point I doubt it. I should have known a pretty girl was not going to go too far. Also having interviewed America’s Got Talent singer Sarah Lenore should have helped me figure that out.
America does not want to see a pretty girl with talent move on; they would rather have a train-wreck female singer or a male singer that will blow them away. Oh well, that’s Idol for ya.