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Tony Romo Faints In Shower After Lost To Eagles

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Tony RomoIf you thought things could not get worse after the Cowboys got beat like hell to the Eagles well I have news for you. According to ESPN Tony Romo passed out in the shower after the game. Jerry Jones is going to have to make some real personnel changes  in the  off-season.  The Roy Williams situation at wide-receiver does not look like it is going to work next year. Not to mention the Cowboys gave up so much for Williams. . Now you have the team leader Tony Romo who played like trash  collapsing in the shower.


Here is what Espn reported:


"Team sources told ESPN's Ed Werder that there was commotion and concern in the Cowboys locker room after the game when Romo collapsed in the shower. Players called for medical staff, who brought in a stretcher, but Romo walked out on his own. Romo then did his news conference but had to be helped from the podium. Sources said Romo suffered a rib injury in the second half."

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Chandler Dunks on Emeka Okafor

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After the Bobcats game it looks like Mike D'Antoni might want Chandler to be the go to guy at the shooting guard position for the Knicks. If Emeka Okafor did not know who Wilson Chandler is I'm sure he knows now. Check out this dunk by Wilson Chandler. Add a comment

List of the 2009 Free Agents

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Atlanta Hawks

Restricted   Josh Childress, Solomon Jones, Marvin Williams,

Thomas Gardner, Othello Hunter, Mario West

Unrestricted:    Zaza Pachulia, Mike Bibby, Ronald Murray

Boston Celtics

Restricted    Glen Davis, Leon Powe
Unrestricted    Eddie House, Darius Miles


Restricted    Shannon Brown, Raymond Felton, Ryan Hollins, Sean May
Unrestricted    None


Restricted    Aaron Gray
Unrestricted Drew Gooden, Ben Gorden, Michael Ruffin, Cedric Simmons, Lindsey Hunter

Unrestricted     Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Eric Snow, Wally Szczerbiak, Anderson Varejao (P), Lorenzen Wright

Restricted    None
Unrestricted    Brandon Bass, Devean George, Gerald Green, Jason Kidd, James Singleton


Restricted    Linas Kleiza, Cheikh Samb
Unrestricted    Chris Anderson, Anthony Carter, Steven Hunter, Dahntay Jones


Restricted    Will Bynum , Alex Acker , Walter Herrmann
Unrestricted    Kwame Brown , Allen Iverson, Rasheed Wallace

Restricted    C.J. Watson, Rob Kurz
Unrestricted    Jamal Crawford (ETO), Marcus Williams




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Al Harrington Believes He Get A New Contract Pass 2010

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 Al Harrington said he has reason to believe that, despite his expiring contract next season, he will remain a Knick beyond 2010. "I know that Donnie wants me here long-term; I've talked to him about that," he said. "I know Coach likes a lot of what I do out there on the court, so I can't worry about ." Add a comment

Love the Cut

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All I have to say is "love the cut". This post season Chris Anderson and Ron Artest have been getting done on the defensive end. However both players have been rocking some of the best haircuts have seen in the league.  Nice to have these two players have haircuts to match their style of play.  Too many times we have seen players that look like the have gotten a haircut from Edward Scissorhands or out of a soup kitchen.  Props to the Bird Man and Artest for the fresh cuts.

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Dwight Howard and Magics Get Win In Game 3

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Good win for Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic despite the bad officiating by the referees. Dwight wanted the ball and he sure got he ball in the 4th quarter. Not only did Howard score in big minutes, but he knocked down the foul line shots shooting 14 points at the line. So much for the hack-a-Howard attempt by the Cavs. Here is what was reported by ESPN:

"Dwight Howard scored 24 points -- 14 on free throws -- and Rafer Alston added 18 as the Orlando Magic, sick of seeing replays of LeBron James' dramatic buzzer-beater to win Game 2, downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-89 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
A physical game from start to finish, there were 86 free throws attempted, 58 personal fouls called, two technicals, and a flagrant. The officials spent half the night stepping between players on both sides as tempers flared inside an overheated Amway Arena." Read More

This win by the Magic was bigger than what it seems. Not only did the Magic find a way to make Lebron take bad shots and win but they overcame some of the worst officiating I have seen in a long time. I understand that the new face of the NBA is Lebron James, but the calls that he gets are becoming ridiculous. The refs have been calling tick tack fouls on Howard making him spend key time on the bench.

Despite Dwight Howard only playing 28 minutes and fouling out on a phantom call by the refs bailing out Lebron, the Magics were still able to pull off a win.  This is a tough situation for Dwight Howard and the Magic. The referees are giving imaginary calls to the Cavs and if Howard complains he gets hit with a technical foul. If Dwight and his teammates can keep on playing smart basketball and not let the refs get to them this series will be over faster than you know it.

I love watching the playoffs but I do not like seeing the officials dictating the outcome of games.

Highlights of game 3


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Paul Gasol Wants To Post Up More

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Paul Gasol Paul Gasol is pissed and I don't blame him. After the Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets Lakers big man Paul Gasol voiced his opinion about not getting enough touches in the Lakers loss. Here is what was reported by the L.A. Daily News:

"I wish we would take more advantage of our height and the inside game, because it's pretty effective. It's unfortunate that we don't recognize it enough," the 7-foot Gasol said after making eight of his 11 shots, but watching his teammates jack up a ridiculous 31 shots from behind the 3-point arc.

"I don't know what to do anymore, to be able to get a couple more looks. Like I said, I've been pretty effective all season long, and in the playoffs, and I want to continue to be able to help us have a better chance of winning ballgames. I think I've been doing that. I just haven't had a chance to do it enough."

Major props to Gasol for speaking his mind. I still can't understand why Gasol is not getting at least 15 to 17 shot attempts a game. There is no one on the Nuggets team that can contain him. Yet Lakers would whether go to role players that are less talented and let them jack up shots. What's the point of having an offensive big man if you are not going to feed the post? If the Lakers want to make life easier and really win the series they have to include Gasol. The main strategy on offense should be run the offensive through Kobe or Gasol and let everyone else only take shots if they're available. There are many good things that come from giving Paul Gasol the ball in the post:

1. Gasol can get the Denver Nuggets' big men in foul trouble.

2. He can help Kobe so he won't have to take all of the scoring load on himself.

3. When Gasol gets doubled teamed this provides good looks for open for other players.

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Knicks Summer League Starts Tonight

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 The Knicks start there summer league games in Vegas Tonight at 6:00 pm on MSG. According to Alan Hahn

The starting lineup for tonight might be Toney Douglas, Morris Almond, Alex Acker, Jordan Hill, and Saer Sene. Make sure you check in with FromtheBaseline.com for coverage of summer league action. I will be posting highlights, and photos of each game.

Here is what he wrote:

It's like the Knicks have had a mini training camp for a five-game summer league. We've been here since Friday night, the Knicks had two-a-day practices over the weekend and one more today. Finally this roster of busts and bloomers will take the court tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. where it matters) against the Memphis Grizzlies.

You can expect a starting lineup that looks something like this:
PG Toney Douglas
SG Morris Almond
SF Alex Acker
PF Jordan Hill
C Saer Sene

Phil Weber used all kinds of lineups in the workouts so it's very possible they try to go smaller and put Hill at center.

Douglas has impressed people the most in the practices because he is showing an extra gear and a terrific ability to dart laterally both with the dribble and defensively as well. Not a great shooter, but he can get to the rim. His court vision is good. Definitely ready for a rotation spot. Read More
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