Category Archives: Basketball
I don’t think its possible to be any more dumb than this chick is. I mean seriously she’s not smart enough to figure out that she could make more money being quiet from Donald Sterling that making herself look like an idiot who couldn’t articulate a full sentence if her life depended on it.
Women, if you want to know what having NO SELF ESTEEM looks like, HERE IT IS!!! The fact that this woman prostitutes herself to an ugly fat rich guy is not enough!?? NO she has to be half black and half Mexican so she can prove to the world that she is dumb enough to trick herself off to an UGLY, FAT ,RICH , AND RACIST married guy!
Her parents must be really proud. I actually feel bad for this woman. I’m serious, when people are this stupid you have to feel bad that they don’t have enough sense or intelligence to try and redeem themselves
So to say that Donald Sterling had a BAD weekend would be an understatement of the year! After all this is America, with Freedom of speech…..Just watch what you say!!!
This BIGOT deserves EVERYTHING he’s getting right now, from the crazy half black half latin girl (who states she wants to be president of the USA) half DS’s age that he was bangin behind his wife’s back to the owners of the NBA and the commissioner banning him for Life and forcing him to sell.
The funny thing about all of this besides DS being a disgusting disgrace of a human being, is that The NAACP was due to honor MR. Sterling for his work over his lifetime. It makes me sick that an organization like this will get in fuckin bed with a racist bigot because he donates money! GUILT MONEY, BLOOD MONEY!
Here’s a clue , if the person donating money to the NAACP has been in court or accused of racist issue in the past OF ANY KIND whatsoever , DO NOT TAKE HIS MONEY. So what the poor underprivileged kids can’t go to the clippers game, They weren’t going to the game before this racist shithead decided he needed the write off. Surely someone with some brains over there at the NAACP saw through this facade of a man.
If the dude didn’t get banned from the NBA the playoffs would have been canceled. The players planned to walk right after tip off. Guess you won’t have to worry about who’s at your games now huh Donald? So Donald…sell your team, be a man, step up and do the right thing.
As for the NAACP…..fire the CEO , whoever your leader is and screen everyone who send you money for racist suits that have been brought against them before you cash their GUILT money check. IDIOTS.
Can Phil Jackson get the job done in NY?….One of the first moves he made besides firing the coach is signing Lamar Odom. Was this a good or bad move (providing that Odom stays clean) for the team and the lineup?
NASHVILLE — His record ninth N.C.A.A. title secured, Geno Auriemma climbed a ladder Tuesday night, snipped the final strands of the net and pumped it in his fist, literally standing above everyone in women’s basketball.
As Connecticut routed Notre Dame, 79-58, Auriemma and the Huskies (40-0) completed their fifth undefeated season. He now has one title more than his former nemesis, Pat Summitt of Tennessee, and only one fewer than John Wooden, whose pyramid of success brought 10 national titles to the men’s team at U.C.L.A.
A school whose early mission was agriculture, UConn has come to regularly harvest basketball championships. The women’s team again shares a national title with the men, as it did in 2004. Since 1999, the Huskies men and women have made a combined 17 appearances at the Final Four. Duke is next with eight.
For a night, at least, no one worried that the Huskies needed a more substantive football league than the fledgling American Athletic Conference to continue to succeed in basketball.
“We’re in a league of our own,” Auriemma said earlier in the tournament.
In the first matchup between undefeated teams in the women’s title game, UConn pitilessly exploited the absence of Notre Dame’s 6-foot-3-inch post player, Natalie Achonwa, who tore a knee ligament in a regional final.
The Irish (37-1) had no answer for the height and interior skill of UConn’s 6-4 Breanna Stewart, the national player of the year, or 6-5 center Stefanie Dolson. Stewart finished with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, while Dolson contributed 17 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 18 points and 7 rebounds.
UConn took an early 22-8 lead with a 16-0 run, every point coming inside. Eventually, the Huskies scored 52 points in the lane to 22 for the Irish.
“We knew we had a size advantage and could get really get the ball in the paint,” Dolson said.
And while Auriemma did not say anything effusive about his ninth title, Dolson said, “It definitely means a lot to him, to have something no one else can say they have.”
While Auriemma can be blunt and polarizing — a columnist at The Tennessean newspaper suggested he was at times the “arrogant, egomaniacal, unbeatable coach everybody in women’s basketball hates” — his teams are built on selfless discipline.
The Huskies won Tuesday as they have since their first title in 1995. With an attacking offense built on movement, screens and crisp passing. And a defense that never loses its intent to hound and confuse and disrupt.
Most impressively, the Huskies bewilder opponents while seldom committing fouls. Notre Dame, the nation’s No. 1 shooting team, hit only 22 of 62 attempts (35.5 percent) against relentless UConn.
If repeat victory for UConn — this was a second consecutive title — has stirred both appreciation and resentment from others, so be it, Dolson said. “We know no one wants to see us win, so we’re going to win anyway,” she said.
Jeff Judkins, the women’s coach at Brigham Young, and a former men’s assistant at Utah, noted that he had coached against Bobby Knight, Rick Pitino and John Calipari and that Auriemma deserved the comparison.
The truest association might be to Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, who like Auriemma, has ornamented his college abundance with Olympic gold.
“Geno, in my book, is one of the best coaches ever, when you dominate a sport like he has,” Judkins said.
Repeatedly, Auriemma, 60, has been asked why he never left to coach a men’s team. For starters, he makes about $2 million a year at UConn. And he is able to recruit many of the country’s best players to an isolated campus.
“It’s like we were going for a race and you’re driving a Porsche and I’m driving a truck,” Judkins said. “You’ve got a better chance of winning.”
Women stay in school for four years instead of departing after one, like many men’s players. And after overseeing his son’s A.A.U. team, Auriemma decided that women were more coachable than men.
“A lot of things have happened to make me think I’ve got a pretty good job where I am,” he said.
Many celebrate UConn’s 2002 championship team of Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Swin Cash as the greatest in women’s basketball. Others prefer Maya Moore’s teams that built a 90-game winning streak to the current Huskies team, which lacked depth. But Gary Blair, who coached Texas A&M to the 2011 national title, considers this to be Auriemma’s best starting five.
His reasons: Stewart is the most versatile player in the country. Dolson is as resourceful as Tina Charles was. Point guard Moriah Jefferson willingly restricts her focus to assists and steals. Shooting guard Bria Hartley has a flair for the timely basket.
Of the feathery 3-pointers of Mosqueda-Lewis, Blair said, “Who’s a better shooter that they’ve ever had? If you want to play a game of H-O-R-S-E, I’m taking Lewis over any of his great ones.”
When Mosqueda-Lewis missed eight games during the season with an elbow injury and mononucleosis, Auriemma told her, “Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Nobody else is going to feel sorry for you.”
This directness can be traced, in part, to two sources. First, Auriemma grew up outside Philadelphia, where what is pronounced as “attytude” is a fine and necessary art.
Second, Auriemma said, his parents, who immigrated from Italy when he was 7, trusted coddling less than they trusted banks. He described the family approach as “I’m not worried about your feelings. I’m just going to tell you the truth. What are you going to do, run away from home?”
In demanding greatness, he views himself as a kind of personal trainer, pushing his players beyond the limits they set for themselves. It was disrespectful, Auriemma said, to treat his team as female basketball players instead of simply as basketball players.
Nora Lynn Finch, the associate commissioner for women’s basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference, said, “I think there are not enough coaches who set the standard and will not lower the bar.”
Summitt set the same uncompromising standard at Tennessee. And while she and Auriemma feuded, and she eventually stopped scheduling UConn over concerns about the recruiting of Moore, Summitt also kept her sense of humor. When two goldfish in her office fish tank tried to devour each other, she named them Pat and Geno.
Now that Summitt’s career has been ended by early-onset Alzheimer’s, respect and belated friendship have superseded bickering. Auriemma said he would take no added pleasure in winning a ninth championship in the state where Summitt built her dynasty.
“At some point,” he said, “you just stop and go, O.K., what’s the point?”
Similarly, he demurred when asked about title comparisons to Wooden. He laughed and said there were no men’s coaches telling anyone, “If I win 8 or 9, I’ll catch Geno Auriemma.”
What he was most proud of, said Auriemma, who came to UConn in 1985, was the sustained excellence of his teams.
“Every coach,” he said, “wants their legacy to be, I was really good at what I did for a really long time.”
YES!!!!! UCONN MEN are National Champions!!! The only possible way to make that even better , is if the women can pull off the win tonight and make a clean sweep for hoops in CT. For Kevin Ollie does it get any better? Your first year head coaching and you win a national Title , NOT BAD HUH?
For those of you who don’t know I’m from CT!…As fas as the wildcats go, all I have to say is FUN-DA-MENTAL-S , IF Kentucky could make Free Throws this would be an entirely different post right now! How do you make only HALF of your free throws at this level of basketball? The last Stat I heard called out last night before the end of the game was Kentucky was 13 for 23 from the line. That’s horrible, and truthfully was abig part in costing them the game! It was no surprise to me UCONN pulled it out so easily.
GO UCONN WOMEN!!!!!!
Truthfully I could’ve cared less if Dwight had stayed with the lakers or not. I don’t think he made the team that much better. In fact I think Gasol brings more to the table as far as winning goes then Dwight Howard ever could have. So good Riddance to Dwight!
I just wish the lakers would get smart and be rid of D’antoni as a coach, Bring Phil back, and let someone like Jeannie Buss make the decisions about who to have playing for the lakers instead of her brother. I certainly don’t have a lot of faith in who the lakers are going to go after for this season. I’m thinking they will wait till 2014 to make any kind of moves that will return them to glory. Lets hope I’m wrong and they make a good move sooner than later.
I’m a huge Michael Jordan Fan, This is hilarious!…too bad for Jalen!