Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Over the Grant Hill

I got worldwide family all over the earth
And I worry bout em all for whatever it's worth...

The Nugs v Suns game in Phoenix last night must've been caught in some weird cosmic time continuum, especially the refs' thought process. Because I swore Grant Hill from his Duke and/or Pistons' days was getting some pretty good calls out there.
Late in the game, Hill takes the ball 3/4 of the floor (showing surprising speed and agility- tough to do with a walker) and manuevers through the low post. JR Smith gets to Hill, slids into position just outside the semicircle and appears to be set, taking the charge. The 1992 refs don't see it that way, as Hill barrels over Smith, and then awards Hill plus one on Smith's blocking call.
By comparision, Chauncey Billups is whistled for a charge on Steve Nash a few possessions later 20 feet away from the basket. NBA: It's Consistent!
Later, Hill is on the low block when he goes up with the ball. Nothing bad here, except that he also comes down with the ball. In every civilized basketball playing country on earth that would be travelling. Not for Grant Hill and the wonder refs at US Airways Arena, that's just a heady play taught at Duke.
This highlights a glaring Nugs' shortcoming: this team gets the least amount of "respect" and "veteran calls" in the entire league. That in itself is a problem, but it is a reality. George Karl might need to go Earl Weaver on some of these refs and loosen up the whistles a bit. If we were gonna give Grant such respect and all the calls, we should've at least forced him to rock the high fade from his early Duke days.
RELATED: Boot Camp Click - "Think Back" - ("High top fade, tailor-made Gucci suits...")

Labels:

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Duke BS carries over into the NBA. Dookies get every call. Fuck Jay Bilas too.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Spotwood said...

What bothers me is how badly Carmelo gets his ass kicked every game. Honestly, no All Star in the league gets fouled as much as he does. And I'm not playing homer here either.

I wonder if the stigma of off court stuff is sticking with this team a bit.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Commish CH said...

I hate to agree with Hastings, but he echoes your thoughts Spotwood. In a league where "stars" are supposed to get the calls, he gets zilch.

8:00 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

nike free, kate spade handbags, nike air max, michael kors outlet, christian louboutin, coach purses, oakley vault, tiffany and co jewelry, christian louboutin outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, coach outlet store online, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, coach outlet, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, chanel handbags, louis vuitton, kate spade outlet online, louis vuitton handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry outlet online, red bottom shoes, true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, ray ban outlet, true religion, prada outlet, michael kors outlet online, tiffany jewelry, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet store, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, longchamp outlet, nike shoes, longchamp outlet online, prada handbags, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, burberry outlet online

5:30 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

longchamp pas cher, chaussure louboutin, longchamp, nike air force, nike free, hollister, sac michael kors, vans pas cher, nike air max, nike air max, converse pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, lacoste pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, new balance pas cher, louis vuitton, louis vuitton pas cher, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren, air jordan, lululemon, mulberry, timberland, guess pas cher, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton uk, sac vanessa bruno, true religion outlet, michael kors uk, nike roshe, nike free pas cher, barbour, ray ban uk, nike roshe run, hollister, air max pas cher, tn pas cher, ray ban pas cher, north face, air max, sac louis vuitton, scarpe hogan, hermes pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors canada, ralph lauren pas cher, north face pas cher

5:38 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

north face jackets, birkin bag, ugg soldes, p90x workout, ferragamo shoes, mac cosmetics, marc jacobs outlet, nike huarache, bottega veneta, babyliss pro, ghd, north face outlet, mcm handbags, herve leger, uggs outlet, canada goose outlet, insanity workout, giuseppe zanotti, soccer jerseys, rolex watches, jimmy choo shoes, canada goose outlet, celine handbags, mont blanc pens, ugg, beats headphones, ugg boots, chi flat iron, uggs on sale, canada goose, soccer shoes, wedding dresses, asics shoes, hollister, valentino shoes, reebok shoes, longchamp, lululemon outlet, ugg outlet, new balance outlet, abercrombie and fitch, nfl jerseys, vans outlet, roshe run, canada goose outlet, nike trainers, instyler ionic styler

5:48 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

air max, juicy couture outlet, louboutin, canada goose, wedding dress, louis vuitton canada, canada goose, ralph lauren, uggs canada, moncler outlet, thomas sabo uk, replica watches, parajumpers outlet, gucci, pandora jewelry, converse shoes, hollister clothing, nike air max, swarovski jewelry, converse, karen millen, montre femme, coach outlet, swarovski uk, timberland shoes, moncler, moncler, hollister, supra shoes, pandora charms, ray ban, links of london uk, oakley, juicy couture outlet, moncler, lancel, canada goose uk, toms outlet, baseball bats, pandora uk, iphone 6 case, vans, ugg, moncler, canada goose pas cher, hollister canada, moncler, moncler

5:55 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home