Seems like you can't swing a dead cat without a hitting a new all star 7 footer in the Pacific Division. I'm sure I'll have more to say on that later, but I have some other things to catch up on first.
With all the Pau-mania around here, I have been neglecting the Clippers upcoming schedule. It's too bad, because I've been working with bloggers from the Celtics and the Raptors on some fun Question and Answer sessions.
The fantastic Raptors blog HoopsAddict has my responses to their questions posted over there as of this morning. As usual, I was brilliant.
But wait, there's more. If you act now, you also get Kinnon's answers to my questions about the Raptors.
ClipperSteve: Should Jose Calderon have dressed up like a used car salesman in order to make it onto the Eastern Conference All Star team?
Kinnon: OUCH. That was harsh, but nice double shot at both Calderon and Bosh. To be honest, I didn't see what was so funny about Chris' commercial. It's not really unexpected coming from a guy like him, as he's pretty tech savvy and understands the power of the internet. However, if you really want to check out his best work, I suggest looking at his podcasts, which are hilarious and show off his real personality. I know it's hard, but you gotta do it. Check it out!
As for Calderon, I was fairly sure he wasn't going to get a place in the lineup because the coaches don't really see the substance to his game. He's just never going to make highlight reels, so he's not going to get noticed, which is how I think he wants to play it anyways. Dwayne Wade's taking Hedo's spot, and Rip Hamilton is certainly taking Calderon's.
Here's proof enough:
ClipperSteve: Is Anthony Parker the greatest Bradley Brave in the history of the NBA (careful, it's a trick question since Ralph Lawler, longtime Clipper announcer, also went to Bradley)?
Kinnon: AP's the greatest ACTIVE Bradley Brave. How's that for diplomatic? Seriously, Anthony Parker is one of the best guards in the league if you factor defense into the equation. Second most accurate from beyond the three point arc, great man-to-man defender, and a super sweet dunking machine of a sister, you just can't say anything bad about the guy.
ClipperSteve: Is it true that the Raptors intentionally schedule those early Sunday games to take advantage of teams visiting the Canadian Ballet Saturday night? They pretty much always win those Sunday matinees.
Kinnon: Actually, their record this year hasn't been too hot on those Sundays, so the Raptors might be going there with their wives too! At three wins and four losses, it's been rough for the Raptors on Sundays. Granted, they played Boston TWICE during those Sundays, but that's little consolation.
I think the real reason is because the writers like me want to bang out our articles and crash for the rest of the night with our families rather than watch a game late at night before going to work the next day.
Then again, how do you pass up this?
Thanks to Kinnon at HoopsAddict for putting this together. It was fun and I always like getting the insights of other bloggers. Next time I'm in Toronto Kinnon, let's get to the Ballet.