Way back on May 10th I wrote that Brandon Roy was considering coming back to the NBA. But it was not something very positive and it seemed as if he was just pandering to the press. Now Roy seems to have done a 180, saying he is ready to play at the beginning of next season. Where he will go is up in the air, but he will definitely be able to land a roster spot anywhere he wants if he shows he is healthy.
Roy is a great player, but sadly for me I can only think of the Colorado Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy whenever I hear Brandon’s name. Which leads to pronunciation issues, Roy is pronounced “WA” for the NHL goalie, yet that is the way I say the last name of Brandon as well. Relevant? No, but the hope is I find someone out there who also does this.
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg on the Red Carpet for ‘Ted’
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Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg at the Premiere of their new movie, Ted. Mark seems to never get old or lose his edge, and Mila seems to have an endless amount of sex appeal to last a lifetime. Although, I feel like it was just a couple weeks ago that pictures surfaced of her hanging out with Ashton, and people were throwing jabs at her because she was starting to gain some weight.
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Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr stopped by the Ellen DenGeneres show the other day and was surprised by Ellen with a new pair of wings! How hilarious is Ellen’s baby carrying, makeup holding, wing bearing baby holding creation? I would totally wear one of these around town if I had a baby! (Just kidding, but it’s kind of adorable!). Thank you to Perez Hilton for sharing this with us!
With the NBA Draft coming up this thursday I thought I would throw my scouting hat into the ring. Most of your analyst haven’t watched these players actually play live. Myself on the other hand, well I saw every game Moe Harkless played in last year for St. John’s.
We will start with my comparison, to give you an idea of what kind of player Harkless can be in the NBA. Most scouts have been saying Harkless compares to Trevor Ariza, but he reminds me a whole lot more of Nicolas Batum. Batum is 6’8 while Harkless is 6’9, both weigh in at about 195 pounds. The similarities come in with play style, both are great scorers but could improve from beyond the arc. Not only that but neither player has very high assist numbers, something negative about them both.
While he does share substantial similarities with Nicolas Batum, there is one area where Moe Harkless comes out on top. Harkless is far and away a better rebounder, and not only that but he is also an adequate shot blocker. With those defensive skills Harkless could definitely surpass the Batum comparison and become a player as good as Grant Hill. But that wont be for a while, Harkless still needs to develop.
Harkless is a guy who can make an immediate impact against great competition. In his Big East debut against Providence, Harkless dropped 32 points, the most ever in a players first game in conference play. The old record holder? Allen Iverson. Now that is some damn good company.
That one little record wasn’t the only accolade that Harkless took home on the season. He was also named Big East Rookie Of The Year, an honor that cant be ignored considering the Big East is one of the toughest conferences in the NCAA. Not only did he play well in the Big East, but he also did his fair share against the tough schools like Duke and Kentucky. Further proof of his ability to jump in against high competition.
So where does this all leave Moe in the draft? I think the earliest he goes is at the 10 spot with the New Orleans Hornets. The furthest Harkless will drop will be the Houston Rockets, who can take him with either the 14th or the 16th pick. Personally I would love to see the Hornets get him just to see Moe get the chance to play alongside Anthony Davis.
And that is a wrap. All that is left to say is good luck to the St. John’s alum. No matter where he goes Moe will do the Johnnies proud.
Happy Shoesday! My apologies for the lack of Monday posting, we were experiencing some technical difficulties. Things seem to be ok now though, especially now that I came across these fab wedges from Payless! When it comes to shoes, the overall shape of a shoe is the first thing that I observe. It is not unusual to come across wedges that are an awkward shape and just plain ugly. This pair however, is the perfect shape and proportion for a wedge. Can you guess how inexpensive they are? You can get these wow wedges for just $34.99! I’d say go for it, everyone could use a pair of these in their shoe collection, especially for such a great price!
James Harden continues to be this years invisible man
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are down 3-1 to the Miami Heat. No team has ever come back from that deficit in the NBA Finals. Part of the reason the Thunder are feeling down is because James Harden, the 6th man of the year, would have been better off just staying on the bench.
Game 1, Harden had 5 points. Game 2 he had 21, but the Thunder lost and he committed two big turnovers and was in foul trouble. Game 3 he had 9 points while in foul trouble again. And last night, arguably his worst performance, Harden had 8 points, 4 turnovers, and 5 fouls. The numbers tell the story, Harden is the anti-clutch, a role that Lebron James had once been stuck with. Time to shave the beard, guy, nobody finds it funny anymore, especially when you are single handedly losing your team games.