I was a little off...

>> Sunday, June 14, 2009

I really thought Orlando would extend this series one more game. I was wrong, which is rare, so take a moment and drink it in. Kobe showed me once again that I should never doubt The Black Mamba. Seriously, the fact people dislike him so much (e.g.,fellow blogger Derrick), makes me love the guy all that much more. I love winners, what can I say?

There is no denying that he had a fantastic series other than that one mishap in game three. It happens to the best of us though, no one is perfect all the time. It was still a nearly flawless series for him.

This does a lot for Kobe's legacy. By winning another title, he now shows that he doesn't need Shaq to win a ring and it also puts him in a tie with the most rings of players who are still active today (Shaq, Derek Fisher, Duncan).

So instead of always complaining about Kobe or hating on his supposed "scowl," try just appreciating what the man gives you every night he plays the game. No one can deny that The Black Mamba gives it his all every game that he is out on the court. You can tell he is always prepared and even does the little things it takes to win games that a lot of superstars don't always do. I am only saying this because I actually sat down and watched the Spike Lee joint "Kobe Doin Work."

So I'll be the first to say thank you Kobe for all that you do for the game of basketball. You and Lebron James have single handly made the NBA interesting again. I think you have earned this ring and I am happy you got it.

Go Lakers!


OT: Looking to Get Beat??

What's up guys...wanted to give all the readers an opportunity to hit me up on the PS3 Network and challenge me on a few online games...

My PSN Network name is: UderricKY...

Anytime you wanna throw down on any of the listed games:
UFC: Undisputed
Call of Duty: World at War
NCAA Football 09
Madden 09
ESPN College Hoops 2K8
MLB 09: The Show

Just hit me up...I'm game to play you all anytime...

*Quick update: No word from the Jodie Meeks camp yet....everyone was expecting some form of a leak by now, but its still all quiet out of the Meeks camp.



Two More Heading Back to School...

Georgia Tech forward, Gani Lawal, has opted to return to school for his Junior season. Lawal will join super frosh, Derrick Favors, at Georgia Tech. Paul Hewitt's squad appears to have enough returning talent to keep them out of the ACC basement.

Lawal was joined by South Carolina guard, Devan Downey, whom also opted to return to South Carolina for his Senior season. Downey returns to an ever improving South Carolina squad coached by Darrin Horn.


Jodie Meeks Decison Looming....

The entire state of Kentucky is on it's collective knees begging for the return of Jodie Meeks to Lexington. Jodie has endured and enjoyed the entire NBA draft process and has twenty-four hours remaining in the limited time frame to make a decision.

Jodie has made it known that he aspires to play in the NBA next season, but he wants a guaranteed contract before he makes that eventual jump. While, several teams have shown interest in Jodie, varying reports have lead to the assumption that a guarantee has not been put in place. Many around the situation believe that Jodie will pull his name out of the draft and return to Kentucky tomorrow and, if that holds true, the entire nation will be put on notice that Kentucky is back.

With the return of Meeks, UK will be considered a pre-season top five team and have two-legitimate pre-season all-american picks in Patrick Patterson and Meeks. The veteran leadership of Meeks and Patterson mixed with, on paper, one of the best recruiting classes in history have gave the Kentucky fan base reason for unbelievable optimism.

A team that was traveling to Omaha, Nebraska to play MVC opponent Creighton in the NIT just a few months ago will now have a roster that is littered with four and five star talent.

So, what will Jodie choose? A puncher's chance at an NBA roster or a chance to be a pre-season all-american on a top five team.. That is the ultimate question.