Like Lebron James going end-to-end, the 2010-2011 NBA Regular Season has been fast and furious. [firstpara]
And now it shifts to its highest gear as the finish line looms.
From the draft that birthed the NBA's youngest rising star John Wall, the rise of Blake Griffin, the star-studded free agent spectacle that involved Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and a certain player who calls himself "The King", to the sad, continuing decline of Shaq, this season has indeed seen some pretty special things.
That kind of happens when Blake Griffin is palying in your league.
At this point in the season too, with only a couple weeks to go before the--drumroll, please--2011 NBA Playoffs, every NBA fan, both the Adrian Wojnarowski's of the world and your weekend pick-up basketball pals, are talking about the end-of-season awards.
Who's going to be the league king, the MVP? Derrick Rose is looking like the most favored contender. Who's going to be Rookie of the Year? Blake Griffin, who else. Who's going to be coach of the year? Unfortunately, not Jerry Sloan.
The table is now open for discussion.
While we'll leave all the serious-as-martial-law awards talk to ESPN, Yahoo! Sports or whatever sports website it is you visit, we do want you to know that we're brewing up our own kind of NBA awards, which as you might be expecting, will be witty, clever, and full of NBA references that true fans of the sport are sure to love. (We make tooting our own horn into an art form.)
We call it the "NBA BIZARRO AWARDS." Its sworn manifesto: to recognize the contributions (or lack thereof) of NBA players that will never be MVP, Rookie of the Year, or Defensive Player of the Year ever.
Do watch out for it, as we release the full article tomorrow, April 9, Saturday, 10 AM. Who's our LEAST Valuable Player of the Year? Who wins our (not so) prestigious "Penny Hardaway Trophy?" Tune in tomorrow, and find out!
Meanwhile, enjoy the cheerleader image above!