So you know Sonics fans were holding out hope that the Kevin Durant acquisition might spur the new ownership group — which hails from Oklahoma City — to keep the team in Seattle? We wouldn't hold your breath on that.
We are, sadly, in the last days of NOOCH; next year, it'll be all New Orleans, all the time, and that means those halcyon days of yesteryear, when the gloriousness of the NOOCH was with us, are almost gone.
Notes from Wednesday's games in the National Basketball Association ...
Notes from Thursday's games in the National Basketball Association:
It's hard to believe, but the NBA season is just around the corner. So come with us now as we present five tiny tidbits on each team, just to get you in the mood. Today we continue with the Southwest Division, so do us a favor and send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've been greatly enjoying the NBA MVP debate — on the whole, we agree more with Bill Simmons' convincing defense of Kobe than this guy's pick of Lebron — and, on the whole, the fact that there's all kinds of debate going into the final day of the season. (Oh, and congrats to the Clippers for at LAST winning for…
This guy right here is Ryan Field. He is not to be confused with Ryan Field, the football stadium for the Northwestern Wildcats. Field is the sideline "reporter" for Fox Sports Detroit, and during last night's Detroit-NOOCH game, he "reported" on a flood in the NOOCH locker room.
I suppose his hair and last year's slam dunk contest should've tipped us off. NOOCH forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen, who Kenny Smith once described as "missing a few cubes in his ice tray," has been completely booted from the NBA for violating the hell out of the league's drug policy.