Thursday, October 30, 2008

If there's one sport this Typical Guy loves more than NFL Football...

...it's NBA Basketball!!!


And yesterday, the 2009 NBA season started with a bang! And what were the first NBA-related items that I read on the 'net? No, it wasn't how the LA Lakers beat the Portland Trailblazers, 96-76, or how Greg Oden, the #1 draft choice of the 'Blazers in 2007 who went on to spend his entire rookie year recovering from a microfracture knee surgery, injured his foot in the first quarter of his very first regular-season NBA game, which means he'll be riding the bench for 2 to 4 more weeks!

Now, can somebody please put him out of his - and the team's - misery? Oden is just wasting the team's time AND money every single time he misses a game. But I digress...

Okay, so what were the first NBA-related items that I read on the 'net? Well, I already blogged about how David Beckham was seen checking out the Lakers' cheerleaders who, without a doubt, have more meat in any single one of them when compared to Mrs. Beckham, the former "Posh Spice," so that's not it.

Well, one item that piqued my interest is that, although authorities have declined to confirm it, ex-New York Knicks coach and former NBA star Isiah Thomas apparently overdosed on sleeping pills last week. That's right, the same Isiah Thomas who led the then-Bad Boys of Basketball, the Detroit Pistons, to two straight NBA championships and who recently coached the Knicks to two dreadful losing seasons AND was charged with a sexual harassment suit, overdosed on some sleeping pills.

"Lookit me, goddammit! I didn't take no damn sleeping pills!"

But that's not the worst part of it because what really bothers me is how Isiah denied that report by saying that it was his 17-year old daughter who required treatment, prompting Harrison Police Chief David Hall to say that, "As parents, you try to protect your kids; you don't say they did something when it was you who did it. We know the difference between a 47-year-old man and a teenager."

For shame, Isiah. For shame.

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