Friday, May 16, 2008
San Antonio makes Chris Paul sad!
Spurs 99, Hornets 80. We're looking at an epic Game 7 in The Big Easy on Monday. Thank God for those three days of rest. David West's back is gonna need it after the, eh..."incident" involving Mr. Flopus Maximus, Robert Horry. Why am I not calling him 'Cheap Shot Rob?' Cause it's a waste of breath, considering so many others are already doing it for me.
No need to go into some kind of game recap, here's some quality stuff if you want to read about the game. All you have to know is that David West didn't play so well prior to getting hurt and that the third quarter was a death blow for the Hornets ... should've seen that one coming after they drew five fouls in less than 90 seconds.
My buddy Taylor (who still lives in New Orleans) gave me a call last night after the game (obviously inebriated), here's a loose transcript of that phone call:
Taylor (loud noise in the background): Hello?!
Me: Taylor, what's up?
Taylor: Fuckin' San Antonio Spurs!
Me: I know.
Taylor: Are you gonna call out the NBA as a league on your blog?
Me: Uh, haven't thought about that, why?
Taylor: That game was the most EGREGIOUS display of ... unprofessionalism that I have EVER seen! I mean, I mean, the fans were CHEERING when Robert Horry put David West in a hurt locker! They cheered him! And don't get me started on Horry, bro, I'll go on for hours!
Me: The Spurs definitely seemed to be getting a shit-load of calls going their way...
Taylor (interrupting): Absolutely! The fucking referees ought to be drawn and quartered! David Stern ought to be ashamed of himself--ASHAMED!--for that debacle we saw on TV tonight! An absolute LACK of professionalism! I've watched the NBA since I was five--FIVE!--and I have never seen as big a debacle as this! The fact that the Hornets didn't gang up on Robert Horry en masse and castrate him on the spot shows their discipline as a team!
Me: Yeah, but I think somebody'll set a couple hard picks on him in Game 7...
Taylor: If Bill Laimbeer were around, he'd have palmed Robert Horry's head and SLAMMED against the floor. THAT's how they handled things back then! Do you think Kevin Garnett would've let that happen? You think Zaza Pachulia doesn't know what KG's all about!?
Me: Robert Horry's an asshole, what else can you say?
Taylor: Fuckin' Robert Horry...and you know I've LONG been a supporter of Robert Horry. People bring up Horry in a conversation, and I've always been like, "Yeah, Horry's the guy to get you out of a jam." After tonight's game, he's fucking dead to me! Guy can take all those rings and shove 'em up his ass! And did you SEE the bullshit with the refs in the third quarter?
Me: No, what are you talking about?
Taylor: I was listening to the radio call on the way to the bar to watch the rest of the game, and the local guys said after those five quick fouls the Hornets called timeout and the head ref guy is over on the sideline LAUGHING IT UP with Gregg Popovich! Unprofessionalism, man! Unprofessional! EGREGIOUS!
(In the background, I hear one of our friends come up to him.)
Friend: "Who are you on the phone with?"
Taylor: I'm talking to ----- about the goddamn Spurs and Robert Horry!
Friend: Dude, let it go for now, it's not worth it!
Taylor: Yeah, you're right! I gotta go!
Taylor: But one more thing...the San Antonio Spurs and ESPECIALLY Robert Horry can all rot in the deepest circle of hell, you hear me!?
Taylor: Alright, later.
So I think it's pretty safe to say that: A) the Spurs can all rot in hell, B) some of the referees' actions could be considered dicey, and C) Robert Horry lost a fan who now wants somebody to dribble his head on the court like a basketball.
I'm already licking my chops for Monday.