WOW! Did you see all those crazy NBA trades during the draft last night? KG went where? Kobe to who? Marion is in what city? Oh, nevermind. They all stayed put, like easily predicted by J-Beanie yesterday. However, there was a slew of trades did take place.
My favorite was Zach Randolph to New York for Channing Frye and Steve “remember when I used to be called Franchise” Francis. NY may have the better end of the deal but that could change quickly. Randolph will easily put up 25-10 in the East but putting a guy with questionable character in NY City is like putting a fresh baked batch of cookies in front a fat 10-year old, leaving him a lone in the room and telling not to eat it. He’s going to eat it. It’s like letting Pacman Jones into a strip club and telling him he can’t spend any money. It’s like leaving Woody Page alone with a good looking make-up artist and telling him not to touch her. It’s like a buddy telling you not to mess with him if he passes out early on a night of drinking, then passing out at 11:00. You have to mess with him. If Randolph’s been in trouble in Portland what’s he going to do with the bright lights and all night bars in NYC. He’s going to get in trouble. The Knicks should just be thankful Roger Goodell isn’t running the NBA.
Other enjoyable moments from the night…
The awkward of David Stern’s opening speech. He fumbled his way through it and when he said “home of the Knicks and Liberty” the crowd’s reaction was great. Scattered boos and jeers. Why would he even say that? The fans of the Knicks are bitter and looking to boo anythiing and everyone was asking ‘who’s the Liberty?’
Jay Bilas’s Oprah joke about Big Baby Davis’s weight issue and Steven A. Smith laugh so hard he put his head on the desk.
All the Stuart Scott interviews with the draftees. Scott tried so hard to be “hip” he ended up not making any sense.
That Portland waited 3 minutes to pick Oden even though everyone knew they were picking him. Along those lines, how great was the “Trail Blazers draft cam” and seeing the eight suits start high-fiving when they hung up the phone like the just came up with the great move in NBA history?
Steven A. Smith actually making himself useful and predicting the 76ers would take Thaddeus Young right before Stern announced it.
I loved how Jeff Green had to wear the Celtics hat even though everyone knew he was traded to Seattle and Scott was even asking him question about playing with Durrant.
I love the move made by Danny Ferry.
I’m still disappointed no one tripped.
I’ve pleased I turned off the draft after the 14th pick to watch “Ice Age: The Meltdown.”
One thing I hate, and then I’ll call it quits for today, with Kobe and KG not being moved, that only sets up months and months of talk and speculation about why they weren’t traded and where they could still be traded. I’m Kobe/KG’d out. Let no one talk about either one until there is an actual trade. Thank you.