This guy don’t wanna battle, he’s shook
Cause there ain’t no such thing as half-way crooks. — Eminem*
This game against the Orlando Magic was extremely interesting in the questions it has raised. Was the Hack-a-Dwight a good strategy? Would Don Nelson have done the same thing? Did the Warriors miss Kwame Brown in this game? Did the Warriors have a good game plan in this game?
Could this game have been won?
My one word answers to these questions, in order: No. No. Yes and No. (That’s three words I guess, sorry.) No.
Surprised by these answers? Well, I’m going to surprise you further: I’d like to show you some very simple stats to support them. Yes, this avowed stat hater is going to convince you of the rectitude of his positions by trotting out some very simple stats. Continue reading
That 22-2 lead in fastbreak points the Heat had over the Warriors at halftime? Brought to you by Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson: The Kwame Brown Era.
That 19 point 3rd quarter? A Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson joint production: The Kwame Brown era. Continue reading
Forget my new rule about not recapping the front end of back-to-backs. I can’t resist talking about this well-played game against the Lakers, the Warriors’ Big Brother from the Southland. And one game after ripping on Kwame Brown, I have to pay him some props for his great game against Andrew Bynum tonight. Continue reading
Two left feet, oh, so neat,
Has sweet Georgia Brown! — Louis Armstrong
If anyone had told me in 2009 that in a few short years I would be watching the Warriors’ second rookie coach in as many seasons lean on Kwame Brown in crunch time, I would never have started this blog. That’s a fact.
And yet here we are. Continue reading
[I]t was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…. — Charles Dickens
So which game is it, the Clippers game or the Bulls game? Which game represented the real strength of this season’s Warriors team? Tentatively, I’m going to lean towards the Bulls game. Partly because that was the last game I saw, partly because I’m an inveterate Warriors optimist, and partly because I glimpsed a few things I like in Mark Jackson’s game-planning. And partly because Andris Biedrins is still walking in an upright vertical position. Continue reading
Most NBA pundits are predicting that Mark Jackson is about to radically transform the Warriors style, forcing them away from their run and gun roots under Nellie, and towards a slowed-down style that emphasizes defense first.
I am predicting the exact opposite.
Posted in Golden State Warriors, Joe Lacob, Mark Jackson, Predictions, Previews
Tagged David Lee, Dorell Wright, Golden State Warriors, Kwame Brown, Mark Jackson, Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry
I hate this signing for many reasons, but most particularly because the Warriors now have THREE big men who are afraid to catch the ball for fear of getting fouled.
Before doing anything else, check out this Kobe Bryant story about Kwame Brown. That’s the man that Joe Lacob wants in the middle for the Warriors.