“Thunderstruck”, the movie starring Kevin Durant, opened in theaters last night. But apparently not in the state of New Jersey. I looked all over to find a theater that was playing it. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments section. Also, if you saw it, let me know what you think. Is KD a good actor?
I think the storyline of “Thunderstruck” is about a boy who is terrible at basketball. He goes to a Thunder basketball game and somehow Kevin Durant’s awesome abilities switch to the boy, leaving KD with rotten skills. Then while the boy is having a great time where he plays, Durant and the Thunder are on the edge of making or missing the playoffs. Then, they meet each other to try and find a way to switch back. That is what I think based on the trailer.
Former New York Knick, Charles Oakley is making headlines again. This time he is making comments on Stat and Melo and their roles as leaders on the Knicks. He questions their ability to be able to blend their teamwork and bring out the best in each of the other players. Yet, Stat and Melo are getting off easy. Back in February, Oakley made some pretty harsh comments on Charles Barkley, KG, and Kendrick Perkins. It’s clear he isn’t a fan when it comes to those three.
It seems that Oakley earned the right to speak his mind after his career performance in the NBA. My parents (Knicks fans) always talk of him as the NBA legend that represented the true spirit of New York – determined, strong, gritty, relentless, fearless and built like an oak tree. To hear my parents tell it, Oakley always gave “110% every game” and he was a “defensive monster” who intimidated the other team just by being on the court. He was known for his rebounding abilities and pure hustle on the floor.
When I talk about the ’92 Dream Team, I also think about the USA team today. Sometimes I even think about having the best players from ’92 and ’12 and putting them together to make an all-time USA Team. Today, that is what I will be talking about. Let’s get this started! Chris Mullin and Christian Laettener are out of there following with Tyson Chandler and James Harden. Scottie Pippen and Russell Westbrook are out as well. Jordan, Magic, Bird, LeBron, and Kobe are in that team. D-Will shouldn’t be in there at all. Kevin Love and Andre Igoudala are not in there. John Stockton and Charles Barkley are definitely in it. Cp3 and Carmelo are in. Anthony Davis is no way no how going to be in this team. I have to make a choice to eliminate someone and Ewing is a no go for me. Also, Kevin Durant is, as well. The Admiral, Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, and Karl Malone finish out the remaining spots.
The Orlando Magic may not recover from this disappearing act. Its superstar, Dwight Howard, a non-free agent that was still the biggest name in free agency, finally walks away with a deal in Los Angeles to play with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, and the Lakers. I do not get why in the world the Magic took this deal. Did they just completely overlook the Brooklyn Nets deal? Howard averaged 20.6 points per game, 14.5 rebounds per game and an astonishing 2.2 blocks per game last season. So, the Magic lets him go and now they have one of the worst teams in the league. I remember learning that the same thing happened in 1996 with Shaquille O’Neal going to the Lakers from the Magic, and then winning 3 straight titles with Kobe Bryant. Now Kobe will, in my opinion, get his sixth ring to tie Michael Jordan, thanks to the Magic...
One Knicks opportunity is lost almost as quick as it was found. Jeremy Lin, the sophomore star of the New York Knickerbockers, took the Big Apple by storm for 25 games in February. I cannot imagine how the Knicks would just let him go after such an amazing run that he had scoring 38 on Kobe, hitting the game winner in Toronto, and dunking it on the Wizards. The Houston Rockets offered Lin a 3YR/$25.00M contract, with the last year of his contract earning 14.8M out of the 25M. At first I thought to let him go, but then I looked back at some of the highlights with Lin doing incredible moves around people, and then I thought that he was definitely worth it. According to James Dolan, owner of the Knicks, he truly was not enough.
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.