Aside from the Warriors-Clippers battle that took place at ungodly hours of the night on the east coast, the NBA just served all of us a large Yuletide helping of the worst Christmas Day basketball platter since Naismith was around. Thank you, Stern & Co., for deciding that we needed to see the Knicks and Nets on the same day in two different god-awful games. How will we ever repay you? The only good thing that came from yesterday’s slate was the realization that if God is truly merciful He will give us a Warriors-Clippers playoff series. Without that, I have very little for which to live.
Thankfully, the worst is behind us and only one day separates us from Charlotte Bobcat basketball. Even more thankfully, we get to play the Oklahoma City Thunder after a day of rest (although, to be fair, that game against the Knicks hardly counts as anything more strenuous than an open gym shootaround).
An OKC-CHA matchup promises little outside of some fun point guard play and Serge Ibaka probably blocking a lot of shots (hopefully Ben Gordon’s, as to deter him from doing things). The Bobcats will be without budding scorer and playmaker Jeff Taylor, who is now confirmed to be out for the season with a ruptured Achilles. This is big, and it hurts, and I hate it and it makes me sad. Jeff Taylor has really been an exciting player for most of the year, and for this to happen to him sucks. Here’s to hoping for a full recovery.
One reason I love Jeff Taylor so much
Aside from that bad news, it’s very exciting to have Bobcats basketball back on tv in front of our faces so that we can yell and scream and type about it. I hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday, especially if you’re a fan of a not-Bobcats NBA team, because Charlotte is about to wreak havoc on the rest of the NBA. Finals here we come.
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