Today is a big day in NBA. Here in Orlando was supposed to be the matchup between MVP lead runners Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. Instead, the game airing on ABC today at 1pm will most likely be a battle of the second string as I don’t see Rose playing many minutes in today’s game. The Bulls still lead the Eastern Conference while the Magic have clenched that #4 seed and don’t seem to be advancing. If both teams advance a pass the first round we can count on these two teams battling it out to head to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tonights game between the Lakers and Thunder should be quite exciting as well.With a win tonight from Oklahoma City they can come move just within a game of the Lakers to claim the #2 seed in the Western Conference. Continue reading Race To The Playoffs and Top Seeds→
Recently, many players around the league have voiced their opinion about Lakers’ Center Pau Gasol. They have questioned his toughness and Amare Stoudemire came straight out and called Gasol soft. I don’t know if this is to shake him up before the postseason or what. I personally feel like Pau is an amazing post player and although may not be a strong and athletic, I prefer him to the Magic’s Dwight Howard. Pau has the post moves down low to finish and was a key piece to the Lakers winning back-to-back rings. Kendrick Perkins, now big man of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was the first to share his thoughts of Pau being soft. Domino chain reaction followed. Pau has had enough.Finally Gasol answered back as ESPN Los Angeles’ Arash Marakazi reported.
After an extended practice Saturday, Gasol smiled and shook his head when he was relayed Perkins’ remarks.
“Certain players talk too much from my perspective,” he said. “They should worry about their own stuff.”
Okay tough guys. We can cut the act now. Although, nevermind, keep going, this is quite the entertainment. In the past week there have been scuffles down the court, words exchanged, and opinions made. Who is the toughest team in the NBA? According to Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks, Pau Gasol, Center for the LA Lakers is soft. He goes on to say that Pau has help from the 7footers on the team such as Bynum and Lamar Odom. The TRUE tough guy of the Lakers, Ron Artest, seemed to have his own words to say about Amare’s comments. “Look at my chest…He [Pau Gasol] don’t have to be hard.” While watching the Lakers-Milwaukee game last night, the commentators kept mentioning Barnes as the thug of the team. PSSSH.Okay.
So this makes me bring the question, who’s the toughest-hard core team in the NBA??