What up world? It’s the kid EJ back with another edition of The Blog About Nothing. It’s been real cool blogging here on 7poundbag.com and I would like to thank anyone who’s reading this blog, or have read any of my other stuff here on the site. We’re just trying to make the dream work. Today, I’ll touch on why I feel bad for Houston Rockets power foward Thomas Robinson, and I’ll rant on why Chris Paul just got done dirty by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. I know I usually hit y’all up with more than just two rants, but I’m taking it easy this week. Sit back and relax and take a quick ride with me.
For those of you who read this blog every week I know what you’re thinking: why is EJ talking about Chris Paul again!? Yeah, I know I ranted about those dumbass Chris/Cliff Paul commercials a few weeks ago, and yeah I still hate State Farm for that trash but this week my issue isn’t with Chris or the commercials. Nope. My issue is with L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling who basically threw his franchise player under the bus, backed off of him, and then accelerated that bus right back over the boy. ESPN basketball analyst/writer Chris Broussard has a new report out stating that Chris is “angry” with the Clippers for fueling speculation that he had coach Vinny Del Negro fired. Owner Donald Sterling in an interview with the L.A. Times praised Coach Del Negro as a “wonderful man” and saying: “This is a players’ league, and, unfortunately, if you want to win, you have to make the players happy.” I don’t necessarily disagree with Donald that the NBA is a players league, however, when you are trying to keep a player from leaving as a free agent, it isn’t smart to imply that he is the reason why you fired the coach. Players never want that image out there that they are coach killers, even if it’s true. Chris likely went to management and made his issues with Del Negro known and they canned him. Happens all the time. What doesn’t happen is that the organization admits it! That’s just dumb. So of course, Broussard’s story makes it seem that Chris wants out and that of course makes the fan bases of the Mavs, Hawks, and even the Knicks delirious with images of CP3 in their jersey but I still feel that Paul will remain a Clipper at the end of the day. First of all they can offer him the most money, $108 million over 5 years, and it’s Los Angeles. Who leaves L.A. during the prime of their career? I mean Dwight Howard might but besides him? Speaking of the Dwightmare a.k.a. The Indecision…
Thomas Robinson may have just finished his rookie season, but the former Kansas University power forward is catching one a raw deal. The former #5 draft pick in the 2012 draft has already been traded from his first team, the Sacramento Kings, and is now being placed on the trade block by his second team: the Houston Rockets. Why? It’s looking like the Rockets really believe they can take Dwight Howard away from the Los Angeles Lakers. Makes sense to me since the Rockets have a young All-Star in James Harden and some good pieces in Asik and Parsons. However, to make Dwight to the Rockets a reality they have to clear cap space by dealing away young Thomas Robinson. Robinson came into the NBA as a high energy 6’9″ power forward who might not have the offensive game, but was going to give everything on the boards. The problem is he hasn’t had the time to show it. Robinson averaged 14 minutes per game all season (15 MPG in Sacramento and 13 MPG in Houston) which is hardly enough time to establish himself. His rookie season was basically a washout. Thomas hasn’t been able to hide his disappointment at his journeyman career so far. It’s unfortunate. It’s business but it’s unfortunate. Hopefully, he can take solace from Chauncey Billups. Billups bounced around the League before coming into his own with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and later winning a ring with the Detroit Pistons. Some players take awhile to get their opportunity and it appears this is Thomas’ time, but hopefully he doesn’t let the disappointment of yet another trade push him out the League. Keep your head up young buck!
Keeping this blog short and simple this week. One long rant on Chris Paul, and an indirect discussion of Dwight Howard’s future. I may have kept it simple but I still touched of the 2 biggest stories in the NBA this off-season. I may not enlighten you, but I hope I have entertained you. Thanks for reading, keep on supporting 7poundbag.com and until next week: peace.
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