Wednesday, April 30, 2008

White Boy hates to say he told you so...But he told you so!




(By White Boy South Bronx)

I predicted that the Shaq trade would be a disaster for Phoenix. I argued that the Kidd trade was devoid of logic. I prognosticated that the Lakers trade for Pau Gasol would prove to be amongst the best trades in the storied history of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Yes, I totally messed up by picking the Mavs to get past the upstart Hornets in round 1. However, that incorrect playoff series prediction serves to further support my bashing of the Kidd trade. Kidd is old, slow and a shell of his former self. Though I don’t think Dallas would have fared appreciably better with Devin Harris in Kidd’s stead, the Mavs clearly were not any better WITH Kidd in the lineup.

Speaking of guys who are way past their primes, Shaq is an average player at best in his current state. His free throw woes aren’t so charming when he is struggling to score 15 points a game are they, Steve Kerr? When watching this debacle of a 1st round performance by what appears to now be Mike D’Antoni’s former squad, it became abundantly clear to me that the Suns could have used a fast defensive stalwart who can drain a three and finish as well as any frontcourt player in the association. Gee that sounds a lot like, I don’t know, Shawn Marion. This was a horrendous move by the novice GM and former NBA sharpshooter Kerr.

Finally, Kobe and crew are loving life out in La La land thanks to a brilliant trade which landed star big man Pau Gasol. His addition allows Phil Jackson, (Chief Triangle, as Jeff Van Gundy once referred to him) to run Tex Winter’s triangle offense. Odom is an ideal 3rd option on a title contender and Gasol is an ideal 2nd option. Kobe is continuing his evolution as the 2nd greatest 2-guard of all time. The Lakers are set for the next 5 years. The only question is how many titles this club will win.

-White Boy South Bronx

8 comments:

solo said...

am i even allowed to post comments on white boys' articles??? anyway, in the event that this isn't deleted in the next 10 minutes, you also told us that the mavs would beat the hornet in six games... but i guess you deserve some credit for selling out your own kidd trade thing. man, 'blog-sight' really is 20/20

White Boy South Bronx said...

I appreciate your insight greatly. Obviously you did not read where I clearly stated that I messed up by picking Dallas to win the series. Congrats on a great regular season and afc playoffs to the Pats btw. I give them a tremendous amount of credit, at least Bellicheck is classy in defeat.

devo said...

In the near corner, hailing from the slums of Roslyn, New York, weighing in at 6'0, 200 lbs, we have White Boy!

In the far corner, from the similar slums of Niskayuna, New York, weighing in at 5'10 175, we have Solo!

Boys, let's have a clean fight...no hitting below the belt, no hitting after the bell...

LET'S GET IT ON!

solo said...

hahahha, no honestly, i don't know which part of this whole thing i like better-- the part where white boy says "i told you so" for telling us the mavs would suck with kidd... but AFTER he told us how awesome they'd be when they beat the hornets in five (we all read your 'disclaimer,' but it doesn't change the fact that it totally ruins the whole 'i told you so' thing), or the part where he makes fun of my favorite football team as if it's somehow akin to someone calling you out for writing a nonsensical, self-defeating blog... sorry man, belichick fights his own fights, unless i'm in a room-full of giants fans during super bowl xlii (i can neither confirm nor deny the truth of that statement)... btw devo, barstool's stealing from you again and and at this point i'd appreciate it if they just went ahead and made you staff, if for no other reason than you're way better at analyzing HBO specials than they are...

White Boy South Bronx said...

I misjudged the hornets not the Mavs. I thought the Hornets would have trouble during their first playoff run. obviously I messed up that part. But it has no bearing on my view that the Kidd trade was a bad one and that this was proven during the 1st round series. But I do appreciate your input greatly. I can't stress that enough. Well you and Bellicheck have the same arrogance and an ego that could fill 5 stadiums So I guess I got you two confused. My bad, honest mistake.

solo said...

you wrote a blog man, live with the comments... if will leitch taught us anything, it's that they come with the territory... just telling you how it came off to the rest of the people not named white boy who read it... and since i don't consider being called the bill belichick of the blogosphere to be an insult, i guess i'll hold off on calling you the isiah thomas of it... but i do promise not to comment on your next blog, ol' buddy ol' pal

devo said...

Solo, as far as the Will Leitch comments go, they weren't stealing from us. Every blogger was going to go after that. And don't get me started with Bissinger. I'm ready to go kristalnacht on my copy of Friday Night Lights.

solo said...

true dat