https://twitter.com/gifdsports/status/1296641268785741825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1296641268785741825%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.radio.com%2Fsports%2Fnba%2Fformer-nba-coach-george-karl-slams-mark-jackson-on-twitter In addition to the many wins, losses and plays of note, this week’s NBA news cycle also featured a Beef between irritable two older men. Mark Jackson was on TV, where he said, “Hey, everyone said Melo was bad at defense, but actually he’s not.” This statement, probably incorrect, so Van Gundy said man… Continue reading Mark, George, and Me.
Offense is up. Shooting percentage is up. The reasons why are strange and varied. Foul calls were way up at the beginning of the bubble, probably on account of refs being able to hear slapping flesh and curse words on the court more clearly, but even after everyone has adjusted to that particular weird new… Continue reading Is Bubbleball THE FUTURE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcjqAnam_fc&feature=youtu.be Mario Hezonja, currently playing entirely too many minutes for the Portland Trail Blazers on account of Trevor Ariza opting out of the bubble, catches a rebound in traffic. He gets the spirit, dribbles down the court, manifests his ideal self in his head. I am Mario Hezonja, he says, and I can make it… Continue reading Super Mario Inadequacy!
There are times when I see something happen in a basketball game so deeply irrational that even when it happens in service of the team I root for (The Portland Trail Blazers), I am haunted by an undercurrent of unnerved loathing for the very process of reality itself, of the fucking random nonsense that drives… Continue reading Stupid Shot That Disproves Causation Brings Joy, Terror to Author
Movies have abandoned the body. Once, you could sit down in a theater on any given weekend and watch unbelievable dancers moving across a large frame, your mouth agape, in awe of full command of their movements. But as years went by, technologies improved and tastes trended away from the spectacular and towards the evocative:… Continue reading PLAY OF THE NIGHT: Nikola the Silent Movie Cat
(Hello! The NBA Plays a lot of games, and they all demand recapping. Unfortunately I have a terrible memory, and I could never capture the essence of a game with a meager written recap. And so, I have developed a technique, where, like our ancestors, scratching out art on the walls of caves, I watch… Continue reading A VISUAL RECAP OF THE GAME BETWEEN THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS AND THE TORONTO RAPTORS ON 8/1/20:
WELCOME… TO THE OFFICIAL ROUNDBALL ROCK BLOG. Corbin commemorating this glorious moment with an autograph for a fan Hi everyone! This is a post introducing you to the LATEST, GREATEST BASKETBALL BLOG, ROUNDBALL ROCK. My name is Corbin Smith, I will be your editor. You might have read my work at many famous websites (It… Continue reading Welcome to Roundball Rock, THE BLOG!
Even though Pargo's path has slotted him into a different job, he still has so many of the trappings of his previous position. Minimalistic dress, on court focus, a phenomenal set of arms. I wonder how deeply he does or doesn't long to be on the court "properly," instead of running drills and fudging up… Continue reading A Photo of Blazers Assistant Coach Jannero Pargo by the Author: