Residual Trade Effect: No Baron Davis = No Jessica Alba

24 02 2011

Before the NBA’s trade deadline struck today, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to ship away Baron Davis and the rest of his fat contract (2 years, roughly $28 million left after this year) along with this year’s 1st round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

There were a whole lot of players moved today in one of the NBA’s craziest trade deadlines in years.

But the one thing that sticks out about this Clippers trade isn’t that Baron Davis got something in between an indirect middle finger from the Clippers front office and the NBA’s equivalent of a death sentence.

It wasn’t even that they threw away a potential top-10 draft pick this year to get a shoot-first pseudo-point guard who isn’t even shooting 39% from the floor and a former Harlem Globetrotter whose skill set consists of jumping nice and high.

No, the thing that sticks out is that the days of occasionally seeing Jessica Alba on the sidelines for a Clipper game are officially over.

Baron Davis went to Crossroads High School with Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren… which (I hate to admit) is pretty much the only reason Hollywood stars would go to a Clippers game.

And now that he’s not on the team, neither is Jessica.


Don’t get me wrong, she is a babe of all babes to begin with…

But damn did she look good wearing Clippers gear.

Jessica, in case you didn’t know, being a Clippers fan isn’t easy… just ask Frankie Muniz.

Maybe you got out in time.

The Best Dunk of All-Star Weekend Wasn’t in the Dunk Contest

23 02 2011

The best dunk of the NBA’s 2011 All-Star Weekend wasn’t in the Dunk Contest and it wasn’t even in the actual All-Star Game.

Nope, it was in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge.

Was it the ACL-less wonder DeJuan Blair’s alley-oop of glass to himself?

Pretty sick, but nope.

Was it either of “Old Man Game” James Harden’s two dunks in the Rookie Challenge?

I mean I love me some Sun Devil Magic, but no.

Was it DeMar DeRozan’s East Bay Funk Dunk Remix?

Awfully impressive, but nah.

Was it Serge Ibaka (getting robbed of a 50 after) throwing down the longest dunk in the history of the Dunk Contest or even JaVale McGee stuffing down two balls in two hoops?

I mean damn, both were pretty awesome, but still, negatory.

It was a bounce pass alley-oop from John Wall to Blake Griffin, and you can just imagine that it was a thing-a-beauty.

You may be thinking this is just a poor excuse to post a video of Blake Griffin throwin’ down on my part…

And the answer is yes.

This is just a poor excuse for me to post a video of Blake Griffin throwin’ down.

But still.

From the 2010 #1 overall pick to the 2009 #1 overall, this alley-oop is just all kinds of “HOLY SH*T!!!!!”

Hot damn, yo.

And the damn shame of it all is that Wall’s pass could get completely overshadowed because of Griffin’s slam dunk aura. To be able to place a bounce pass alley-oop on point from beyond the three-point line takes a ridiculous amount of strength, skill, and precision.

And man does it look pretty when all three of those stars are aligned.