Anyone still following hoops in the offseason? I was pretty surprised to see D-Will re-sign with the Nets tonight, despite their acquisitions of (overrated) Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace. I figured he'd only stick around if they locked up Dwight Howard, which sounds a bit less likely now. It's gonna be interesting to see where the big guy winds up now, if anywhere. If the Nets somehow pull off a miracle swap for him still, that could make the East pretty interesting next year. I'm praying the Heat don't land Ray Allen as well. LeBron finally won a championship in large part to their outside shooting in the Finals, so adding Allen into the mix makes me nervous, even if Mike Miller retires. Sounds like the Celts may nab Jason Terry if Ray Allen bolts, which would finally revitalize their bench. Odom finding his way back to L.A. should give the Clips bench a big boost too, assuming he's back to being of sound mind of course. I'm still waiting to see if the Wolves can make a play for Pau too. He'd be a good fit alongside Love and Rubio, though having two of those "soft" Spaniards on the same team could be trouble.
I'm starting to think Basketball has become a game where to be the best, you have to master the art of slamming yourself into defenders while making layups at the same time.
I can't stand this element of the game nowadays either, especially as it relates to LeBron and a few others. Fortunately he didn't aggravate me as much as usual during the Finals, as he managed to do a good amount of damage from outside of 3 feet (and the free throw line) for a change. That, and all the ridiculous flopping and flailing after every jumpshot - just pathetic.