TJB Presents: The Snubbies


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All-Star reserves were announced last night and there were some guys who finally realized a dream. They’re officially an NBA All-Star.

They’ll be in the big game on All-Star Sunday night, showing the world their skills in the best pick-up game you’ll ever see.

For others, last night was about that bullsh*t. There were some serious snubs last night and I’m sure there were more than a few guys at home feeling rather salty.

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2014 Snubbies…(Orchestra begins to play).

I wasn’t too upset with the Eastern Conference. Toronto and Atlanta deserved a player. Damar Derozan was a great choice. Atlanta could’ve gone with Teague or Milsap, but I think Milsap was the right choice.

John Wall deserved his spot and so did Chris Bosh, who’s been tearing it up for the Heat. But Joe Johnson??? Word???

Lance Stephenson, you deserve a Snubby. Anyone who’s watched the Pacers should know that one of the main reasons for their great season is Stephenson finally showing consistency. He’s not just out there making the occasional fancy play or breaking an ankle (Sorry Courtney Lee). Stephenson has turned into a major contributor on a championship contending team. He should’ve been an All-Star.

There were some other names in the east who were nominated for a Snubby like Jeff Teague, Kyle Lowry, Bradley Beal, Michael Carter-Williams, and Kemba Walker barely got in. But Stephenson was the only player in the east who should’ve been there and isn’t. Snubby for you dude!

Out west there were definitely some Snubby nominees. Goran Dragic, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Eric Bledsoe. All of these guys were worthy of All-Star selection.

But I’m giving out 2 Snubbies and they’re going to Dragic and Cousins.

Up until this year, Dragic was best known for being on a Derrick Rose poster…

Yeah I guess he didn’t get the memo. But he’s quietly turned into one of the best guards in the west. Early on, Eric Bledsoe was the motor for that Phoenix team. But once he went down, Dragic has stepped his game up and has allowed the team still thrive even with Bledsoe out. Goran Dragic, you get a Snubby my dude, you should’ve been an All-Star.

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There was a lot of deabte over this one, but I truly feel like DeMarcus Cousins should be an All-Star. His numbers are up and his technicals are down. Dare I say he’s maturing…hopefully so.

There’s so much talent mixed in with whatever the hell is going on in his head. But it looks like he’s found a nice balance and he’s been a beast on the floor this year for the Kings.

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I know my buddy and loyal reader, Flake Griffin, is going to disagree but look at the stats. Cousins averages more points, rebounds, assists, and steals. His player efficiency rating is also higher. Cousins, you get my Snubby. You should be an All-Star.

Hopefully with injuries, the NBA office, now led by new commissioner Adam Silver will right this wrong and get these two guys added to the West roster.

So who gets your Snubbies? Do you agree or disagree with me? Did the coaches/fans get it right? Let us know.

– N.D. Face 

Shaquille O’Sherman


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We here at TJB watch all sports, well except hockey, so we watch almost all sports. So we were definitely tuned in to Championship Sunday and saw the Richard Sherman rant heard round the world.

My thoughts are that it was a raw and real moment. Every sport is trying to get you closer and closer to the game, to try and bring the viewers into the field of play. You want all-access, Sherman gave it to you.

You got a chance to see what Crabtree heard in his helmet for an entire football game. Dude was hyped and sans him using the N-word, I loved it.

But what else did you expect when you throw a mic into the face of a guy, minutes after he makes a game winning play on the guy he’s been trash talking with for a whole week, in the biggest game of his life?

Its like running up on a pride of lions after a kill, that’s not the place you want to be with a microphone trying to get someone to articulate their thoughts.

The reaction was rather surprising though. Sherman is not the 1st athlete nor last to lose it in a postgame presser. Shaquille O’Neal had a Sherman moment. It was one of the best postgame interviews ever in life back during the 2003-04 season after a game in Toronto…

You think Erin Andrews was scared, imagine being that guy interviewing an angry Shaq.

“Shaq we’re on live….”

"I DON'T GIVE A SH*T!!!"

“I DON’T GIVE A SH*T!!!”

“I know…and I’m sorry sir, please don’t dunk me”

If you want the postgame interviews and the all-access cameras/mics and sideline reporters, this is sometimes going to happen and I’m cool with it. Give me the truth, give me the emotion, bring me in. I can handle it.

Otherwise, the alternative is this….

– N.D. Face

Throwback Thursday: The Day Brad Miller Almost Died


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I was watching some NBA games last night and saw Blake Griffin catch another hard foul as he went to the basket from Boston’s Jared Sullinger.

Looks like this is becoming an every game occurrence. Normally, Blake just takes it and really doesn’t say or do anything retaliatory. But last night after the foul, he threw a mean elbow at Sullinger. It didn’t connect, but you can tell the frustration is starting to rise in the Drake-like Griffin.

Blake is getting his share of hard fouls, but no one got it worse than Shaquille O’Neal. I can’t recall anyone getting hammered on a nightly basis as much as Shaq. There were guys on teams whose sole purpose of being in the league was to foul Shaq.

Now before you call me a Shaq apologist, trust that I know Shaq dished out his fair share of abuse on people too. Just ask Dikembe Mutumbo, Arvidas Sabonis, or Chris Dudley.

I always wondered when would enough be enough. When would the Diesel get sick and tired of being sick and tired

Well one night in Chicago, Shaq had finally had all that he could stand. He finally snapped.

After getting mollywhooped by Charles Oakley and Brad Miller, Shaq went after Miller in a pure rage…Skip ahead to 1:19 in the video…

Here’s the fight in its entirety: Shaquille O’Neal Almost Kills Brad Miller

Sheesh!!! He missed but could you imagine what would’ve happened had this punch landed? I can. Brad Miller would have died people….I’m not joking. He would have expired right there on the court.

The wind force created by that whiff was enough to power California for 3 days. 2 ball boys needed to be hospitalized because of the sheer power of that right hook.

So will Blake ever snap like this? Does he need to snap like this? Will the constant hard fouls boil over or will he always do nothing and forever be known as Drake Griffin?

There’s only so much one can take.

– N.D. Face