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It’s Tuesday, and in case you weren’t aware it’s also National Soccer-Golf Day. Okay, that doesn’t exist — and frankly I didn’t know this sport existed until I saw that picture. So, yeah.
Anyhow, this week marks a bittersweet time of year for NBA fans. On one hand, the playoffs are starting soon, which means we can look forward to the whole “40 games in 40 nights” thing and (hopefully) some truly epic sets of games. At the same time, though, the regular season coming to a close means that half of the teams in the league are done for the year. This is the last time until next October that we’ll get to see Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins, and Raymond Felton’s love handles. Personally I’m pretty sad, but on the bright side, Javale McGee got traded to a playoff team, so there’s a chance we’ll see a repeat of this under the bright lights as Marv Albert looks on in disbelief:
Seriously, what if Javale did something like this on a crucial possession in, say, a game seven? How would we react? Shock? Anger? Pity? Laughter (again)? I’m going with a mixture of the last two, but then again, I’m not a Nuggets fan. Have fun with that, Denver.
But hey, at least McGee has his mind in the right place as the postseason approaches:
Anybody know where I can buy a Segway in Denver?
— Pierre McGee (@JaValeMcGee34) April 23, 2012
Meanwhile, ESPN is beginning its playoff coverage by hypnotizing all of us:
A slew of NBA games stretching into some sort of infinite basketball universe — it’s like a dream come to life.
Of course, if basketball’s not your thing, there’s always baseball, which attracts totally normal human beings to its games. Such as:
You stay classy, weird/drunk/oblivious to life baseball fans! And speaking of classy, can I interest you in a Robert Griffin III sculpture…made of Subway sandwiches? No? WHY NOT?
I wonder if the Mayans predicted this. Probably.
Sports Links of the Week:
Stephen Jackson went to Sea World, producing some truly wonderful photos in the process…New Jersey governor Chris Christie will not miss the New Jersey Nets, who are set to move to Brooklyn next year…President Barack Obama busted out the Heisman pose…NFL.com did a seven round mock draft today that included three Ducks…Some other non-French, non-cheating-on-Eva-Longoria Tony Parker committed to UCLA yesterday, so Pac-12 basketball might become watchable again.
Sports Photo of the Week:
The poor Bobcats. Always on the wrong side of the dunks, turnovers, defensive lapses, and losses. This almost feels like piling on, but there’s so much going on in this photo that it’s hard to resist. There’s Bismack Biyombo, looking like Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai; there’s Joakim Noah, getting his constipated on while almost certainly committing an offensive foul; there’s the legendary Byron “B.J.” Mullens, just chillin’.
Sports Video of the Week:
Nice to see Kobe’s at a point in his life where he can be Mr. Chuckles every once in awhile.