Michael Finley SUX!!
We all love Ro Blackman, good player, good guy. Tons of Mav fans hate Mike Finley, decrepit player, boring guy. Curious. I wondered, how do Fin's numbers look stacked up next to Ro's totals? Well there, Sparky, let's take a look-see ... remember, Ro played 980 games, Fin began the 2004/2005 season with 671 games - they both started their NBA careers at 22 years of age.
Ro - 13 seasons
Fin - 9 seasons so far
Ro - 17,623
Ro - 2981
Ro - 3278
Fin- 19.3 PPG, 5.2 REBS, 3.8 ASTS, FG% .451 and FT% .806
Ro's numbers fell off a cliff during the season he turned 34, playing for the Knicks.
Fin will turn 32 this March, his contract expires in 2008, when he'll be 35.
Fin's steals and blocks totals are already better. He rebounds and passes better, too.
Ro could shoot that pill, though, his slightly lower 3-PT% due to the old school distance most likely.
Fin plays in a more physical era and suffers constant post-shot contact.
Ro wilted in the very spawning vat of the modern physical game - Riley's Knicks.
Ro's career avgs suffer from his last two aging seasons.
Fin will probably also have a coupla poor seasons in his greying years, biting into his averages.
Ro wore short shorts.
Fin is under contract with the guy who invented the long shorts.
Final conclusion? A bagel with cream cheese is indeed a tasty thang. And so is Michael Finley...
Michael Finley has made wishes come true. He's flown thru the spares with the greatest of ease and his career has been a mural of professionalism. Fin's class speaks for itself. Y'all loves y'all some Fin, he deserves it.
"Get in mah belly!"
Protesters in Fallujah - can YOU spot the NBA fan among them?
Wanted: one vomit bag ... guess who is singing here. Hint - he's 'Hard to Kill.'
Wanna laff? Go here, type in "Yo Twan, pass the dam ball" and hit the 'say it' button.
In honor of the Vince Carter trade ... how do you say, "Deez nutz" in French?
I sometimes scan the club ads in the back of the Dallas Observer looking for the latest in band naming creativity. Let's see ... Emcee Squared, Flesh Pilgrims, 99 Names of God, Back Porch Mary, Spitfire Tumbleweed, The Hundred Inevitables, Grand Champeen, Two Cow Garage, High School Caesar, Valume Nob, Moonfluid, The Dog Kickers, Fruitcake Superbeing, Darth Vato, Fair to Midland, Faktion Upside, Ahummin' Acoustical Acupuncture, Pistol Whippin' Ike, Special Edword, Dying Fetus, Misery Signals ... to name a few.
BTW, along these same smoke-filled, blurry lines ... over at Cuban's blog he claims he invented the Deep Ellum scene. Puh-Lease ...
Mavs play the Knicks tonight. So far they're 2-1 during the 5-game stretch where I challenged them to show me something. Sorry, no excuses accepted. Win da stinkin' game and play some defense.