If you didn’t see just watch, especially the ‘Dirk didn’t deserve the MVP’ haters.

Please, I am begging you…
Let me just start by applauding Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz because he was truly the reason that the Jazz were even in the game at the end, but Dirk just one up’d him.  Dirk Nowitzki showed great poise in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ 97-94 victory tonight combining with Jason Terry to score 25 of the team’s 30 fourth quarter points.  In this Western Conference any team that wants to advance deep into the playoffs will need to come through in last quarter of the game; some of this week’s big games have really proven that true. 

04/09
Phoenix 96, SA 79 – 24-11 Phoenix Sun scoring advantage in the 4th quarter

04/06                                                                                                                      
Dallas 105, Phoenix 98 – 27-9 Dallas Maverick scoring advantage in the 4th quarter 

Did I mention the actual playoffs haven’t even started yet? This year’s Western Conference playoffs will be the fiercest in a long time, maybe ever.  Wouldn’t it be something if all four top teams in the West were upset in the first round of the playoffs; if it ever was to happen, it would be now.     

 

The last few weeks John Calipari, Memphis basketball coach, has declared war on the media.  Anytime anyone in the media has brought up the free-throw situation to Calipari he has done his best to rip them to pieces and go on the defensive.  Do yourself a favor and watch these videos so you lose all respect that you once had for John Calipari.

Here is an interview with a guy on ESPN news, and you almost have to feel bad for the guy.  Johnny boy tore him to shreds.

Here is a separate video of Calipari interviewing with ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’.  Calipari avoided the free-throw talk and instead mentioned D.J. Augustin throwing up a free-throw air ball at the end of Texas’ loss to Memphis.  Calipari then proceeds to tell this radio guy that if one of his players (specifically Derrick Rose) misses a game winning free-throw than he’d buy him dinner.  Last night with 10.8 seconds left in the game, Rose missed a free-throw that would have given Memphis a four-point lead and likely put the game out of reach for Kansas.

I say the guy calls up Mr. Calipari and demands a good steak.