Apparently Shaq has just recently been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the Cav’s this is a great pickup and they will now have one of the most famous players and the currently most famous player in the NBA on their roster. There was much skepticism about LeBron going to New York around the time of the playoffs, but now it’s settled, he’ll be staying in Cleveland if anyone truly doubted that. This new addition says that Ilgauskas will head to the bench but who really cares when you’ve got Shaq and Lebron tearing it up. The Phoenix Suns are reportedly getting Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic the 46th pick in the draft and $500,000 from Cleveland, so it looks like the Suns are getting a purely financial deal.
With Shaq in the house Cleveland will have another legitimate run at the Finals and will probably face Orlando in the Eastern Conf Championship again unless KG comes back strong with the Celtics.
Supposedly Shaq found out about his trade just the other day through twitter, how funny is that?
I’m sure everyone reading this has seen atleast 5 ads for the new funny film, Year One, coming to theaters this Friday, I know if you watched the NBA Finals you were probably watching the advertisements more than the Magic but that’s a different story. Upon first seeing the poster in a movie theater I was pretty skeptical, I love Jack Black and Michael Cera usually does a good job playing an awkward kid but I know how often both of these actors play the exact same role, always. What added another level of skepticism is the fact that they are blasting advertisements all over the place, and in my experience most of the funny films that run a ton of advertisements tend to fall flat, with the recent exception of The Hangover. I decided that I would do a little research on the film to see if there were any other reasons to see it other than that the previews, as overplayed as they are, are hilarious, and there is! Harold Ramis is directing it and co-writing it with Gene Stupnitsky, I know neither of these names probably ring a bell but don’t worry because I had no idea who they were until I checked on imdb, Harold Ramis is the guy who plays Dr. Egon, the ghostbuster who isn’t Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd, Ramis also wrote Caddyshack, Back to School, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Stripes and Animal House, all movies that are 80′s classics and worth watching multiple times. Stupnisky is a major writer for The Office, one of NBC’s best shows running right now, both Stupnisky and Ramis are also currently working on a Ghostbusters 3 that will include all of the original cast.
So with all this said I think the writing and the direction will give the actors some pretty good lines, and some even more humerous situations. Year One comes out tomorrow and if you’re willing to head to AMC to drop 10 bucks or Tinseltown to drop 9ish you should definitely hit it up, even if it doesn’t trump this years The Hangover it will most certainly provide each member of the audience a slew of funny lines to recite throughout the next few weeks until Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno hits us in July.
If you haven’t already seen it a dozen times check out this clip for the film Year One, in theaters June 19. Actually I’ve never seen this trailer and it now officially looks funny =P
Finally the Magic have a win and the series is saved, or is it? A lot of people figured that the Magic would come to Orlando and get a win right off, and I agree, they had to, they had to in order to keep their fans and more importantly their players mentally attuned for what’s next, or what has to be next. Orlando now has a chance to pull the series around and actually come out of this thing holding on to the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time in franchise history. The biggest challenge is now game 4, if the Magic can come back on Thursday and secure another win at home they will have the momentum to finish off their home series with a turkey (three strikes). Rafer Alston really stepped it up in Tuesday’s game and took a commanding 20 points of the Magic’s win, as a result of his excellent shooting, 8-12, he was able to stick in for 37 minutes and coax the team to victory. Rafer was definitely the deciding factor for Tuesday’s game and it’s going to take even more out of him to help close out game 4, plus a myriad of other outstanding performances from the rest of the team.
Here’s a video of the highlights and man you can see how exciting this game was.
So as all you basketball fans know, the Magic aren’t doing so well in the Finals. LA now leads the series 2-0 and it’s starting to look pretty grim, luckily Orlando is headed back home for three straight games and with the way they played last night they should still have a shot at making this interesting. The problem with game 1 is that Kobe was completely amazing, I’ve never been a fan of the Lakers and never seen enough of Kobe to give him credit for being so known but on last Thursday he made his presence known and he dominated that court. Obviously it ain’t all over yet, the Magic showed a fantastic performance last night despite the fact that LA was all over Dwight Howard, which eventually cost them the game, or maybe it was that way-too-strong layup from Lee at the buzzer, either way the Magic should have walked away from that series leaving it at 1-1, that just means that they’ll have to come to Orlando and be perfect, give the fans a little hope and get there shot percentage up from 20 or however freaking low it has been.
I know all of you Laker fans are prolly rollin around laughing at how you stomped us in the first game and then closed out what looked to be like a redeeming second game, but don’t get too excited yet because it’s a long series (hopefully) and once we start hittin them threes and find out who the hell is payin off the refs we’ll close the gap and finish it leaving you guys in the dust cryin.
They say that only 3 teams have come back from being 0-2 in the finals to win it, but I say who cares? statistics mean squat when it all comes down to it, and what did LA do? they won at home, if Orlando can do that too, which they will, then were back in it and we just have to have another game 2 where we make the buzzer beater.