Wednesday, 20 October 2010


San Antonio Spurs

Apr. 23, 2010 - San Antonio, TEXAS, UNITED STATES - epa02129814 San Antonio Spurs players Tim Duncan (L) Manu Ginobili (C) Richard Jefferson (CR) and George Hill (R) wait for the game to start up against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of their Western Conference first round playoff game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 23 April 2010.

The Spurs are getting on. Hey it's hard to believe but even Manu and Tony Parker are getting old. With that being said however San Antonio still look as good as Eva Longoria. This one time powerhouse is still holding it down in the SBC building. The window of opportunity may be closing but right now it's still being kept open by the long arms of Tim Duncan. The Spurs can bank on a solid output from the T-Bot for years to come with. Plus with a younger star like Richard Jefferson San An give themselves even more years. Besides when you talk about the baddest in the West you may not whisper their name but you can still hear those Spurs clicking in the distance. They’re coming for you.

Dallas Mavericks

Apr. 23, 2010 - San Antonio, TEXAS, UNITED STATES - epa02129838 Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki from Germany sits on the bench in the final seconds of the game against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of their Western Conference first round playoff game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas USA, 23 April 2010. The San Antonio Spurs won 94-90 to take a 2-1 game lead in the series.

Look at the homepage and you'll see Tyson Chandler, Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry and Shawn Marion. Now two things come to mind, number one that's a talented mix worthy of buying tickets and number 2, this mix maybe too much of a mess however. See the cohesiveness of these Texas talents have been under question for years and the team has been in doubt ever since their season win leading 2007 preceded a bust, first round exit. These Mavericks keep going however and even though he's taken some b.s. and D, Nowitzki is still one of the best. The Mavericks chances pin on how the rest play out though. Will all these stars get along? Kidd and Marion are reunited after their classic one two punch in Phoenix but it's going to take more hits than this for this team to rise from the flames of doubt.

Memphis Grizzlies

March 28, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Memphis Grizzlies O.J. Mayo makes the pass down low, Mayo had 17 points against the Bucks today.Milwaukee Bucks won over the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103, in overtime. Mike McGinnis/CSM.

It's funny how things work out. When the Memphis Grizzlies traded away the first franchise thing they had since they where made in Vancouver Pau Gasol it looked like they received nothing in return from the Lakers. Since then Kwame Brown went off to go for bust one more time with Michael Jordan while Javaris Crittenton went away to take shots for the Washington Bullets...uh hum, I mean the Wizards. Memphis however also received a draft pick in the form of Gasol's younger brother Marc. It may have taken another Gasol to get Marc but even the Lakers now wish they could have him on their team. Marc is shaping up to be as good in this league for his club as he is playing in Spain for his country. The Grizzlies growl doesn't stop there though does it Mike Conely? There's so much talent on this rising West team that Allen Iverson should have never left. Still either way the Grizz don't miss or need him. They have so much talent and it's all dressed perfectly with some fresh helpings of Mayo. With all this team is running as smooth and tasting as good as O.J.

Houston Rockets

Yao Ming (C) of the Houston Rockets sits between his teammates during their game against the New Jersey Nets in the NBA China Games series at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing October 13, 2010. The Nets and Rockets are playing in two pre-season games in China. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Houston have overcome many problems over the years, the fall of a franchise birthed the rise of a dynasty and players like McGrady, Artest and Ariza may have come but they've gone also. Still the Rockets have more fuel in the tank ready to give them 'Wings' like Paul McCartney’s 'Jet'. Aaron Brooks may look like a kid but his game matures by the game and Kevin Martin may be skinny but his offensive repertoire is anything but thin. Also Shane Battier continues to be one of the leagues best role and off the ball players and leading FIBA Championships scorer Luis Scola is ready to show the U.S. what the world just witnessed. Still if the Rockets are going to be propelled further it all lies in the hands and feet of Yao Ming. Are we about to see Houston made in China? Or will these Rocket fellas get rocked as we witness another death of a dynasty?

New Orleans Hornets

January 20, 2010: Chris Paul and David West of the New Orleans Hornets in action against the Memphis Grizzlies during an NBA game in the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. Tyler Kaufman/CSM.

Tyson Chandler is gone and the other part of that formidable alley-oop duo Chris Paul almost made friends with New York. With that being said however CP3 is still there for the Hornets even if the buzz of this team is beginning to wane. New Orleans still has a lot of flavor and look to make sweet music once again. Chris Paul happy or not is still a New Orleans savior and one of two of the best points in the league (D-Will making the other case). While Emeka Okafor may not be exciting as Chandler he's more solid and all round. N.O. Also score a Marv Albert 'YES!' With their inside play. Power players like David West improve the team’s stronghold on the West that they battle in night after night. The Hornets nest is still a hive activity, it's just time for their king to stop acting like 'The King' before he ends up sounding like a queen. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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