Live, hoop and die
What’s good? I’m Nate. I’m part of the transition 3 team. This blog got its name because we are three friends who grew up together playing and talking about basketball. Each of us also has a pretty deadly three point shot. I’m originally from South Carolina, but I live in Washington, DC. My motto is live, hoop and die. If you do those three things, you’ll have a successful life.
At the end of each day, you’ll find our parting shots. They are just a rundown of the important stories in basketball for that day so you don’t miss anything. Here they are for today.
- Kobe Bryant just surpassed Lakers legend Jerry West as the leading scorer in franchise history. Kobe’s all around game including his defense, his ability to come through in the clutch and his knack for winning championships makes him the greatest Laker ever in my eyes. Bill Plascke of the L.A. Times disagrees saying that Kobe is behind Magic and West…for now.
- Is Chis Paul the best point guard on the planet? I’d say it’s close between Deron Williams and Paul, but the debate may shift in Williams’ favor. The New Orleans Hornets’ star is expected to miss some major time after he undergoes knee surgery tomorrow. Standout point guard, Chauncey Billups of the Dever Nuggets will replace Paul as a reserve guard in this month’s All Star Game.
- Lebron James is making a strong campaign to repeat as league MVP. Has anyone been more dominating individually this season than Lebron James? If he keeps this up, his second MVP will be a lock in no time.
- While the MVP will likely come down to Lebron or Kobe, the NBA needs to make room for Kevin Durant. The man is ballin! He’s a legit candidate for MVP and he might be the best player in the league in the not so distant future.
- Boston fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Paul Pierce’s strained left foot is not a serious injury and he’ll be listed as day to day. Celtic nation was understandably on pins and needles when Pierce went down against Washington on Monday. The 2008 finals MVP has a reputation as a warrior and has never been known to fake an injury…
Finally, the game of the night is Boston vs. Miami. I see Wade going off…and by going off, I mean going to the foul line 15+ times. In the end, though, Celtics by 9.