Thursday, December 28, 2017


Minnesota Timberwolves reserve forward Gorgui Dieng moved into second place on the franchise's all-time shot block list (376) last Saturday passing Stephen A. Smith's favorite player, Rasho Nesterovic (373).

Dieng has a long way to go to catch Kevin Garnett, who swatted 1,590 shots in a Wolves Jersey.

Anything's possible?  Right, KG?

ICYWW:  Karl-Anthony Towns has 294 career blocks, which is good for sixth on the all-time list.  Towns needs only seven more denials to pass Christian Laettner (299) and Al Jefferson (300) to move into third.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Kobe and Drake and Dez.

Bryant 59, Louisville 102

Kobe scored 59 on Lousville by himself?  Or is that just the small New England school that Rick Pitino had scheduled to funnel some of that adidas money to his paisans back in Rhode Island?  Kobe Bryant is not walking through that door.  Did I get that right, Rick?

If you're reading this....

Kenyan Drake reeled off almost 200 total yards as the Miami Dolphins (6-8) took care of the New England Patriots (12-3) 27-20 in South Beach in a Week 15 matchup.  It was the best game Drake has ever had as a pro, now in his 3rd year out of Alabama, where he was part of back-to-back National championship team.

In college basketball, Drake showed signs of pulling off the upset of Minnesota, but in the end, the Gophers were too good, and prevailed 68-67.  Drake -- a mid-major school located in Des Moines, Iowa -- started from the bottom as a 20-point underdog in the game.

Dez DIDN'T catch it.

Two plays after Dak Prescott scrambled out of the pocket to find Dez Bryant downfield for a 29-yard reception, Dez let a pass thrown slightly behind him deflect off his two hands.  The tipped ball floated softly in the air and was easily corralled by a Seattle Seahawks linebacker for an interception.  The Dallas Cowboys (8-7) went on to lose the game, which eliminated them from playoff contention, and when asked about the play, Dak had this to offer (per @DavidMooreDMN):

Dak Prescott on his INT that went through hands of Dez Bryant: “I think I have to throw him a better ball. Just put it right there on his face mask and don’t give him a chance to drop it, I guess.”

But then again, this DID happen the week before against the New York Giants: