Hello again Homies... Jeff here, from California. Since I've been out here I'd been wanting to try something from Lost Coast Brewery up North in Eureka. So I'm digging right now on an Alley Cat Amber Ale while watching the Clippers (Also known as the Los Angeles Not-the-LAKERS) failing miserably on the road to a suddenly-strong Oklahoma City Thunder. (As opposed to the Clips, consistently-terrible. Sorry Del Negro.) The announcers just mentioned that one of the reasons the Thunder could make serious noise in the playoffs this year is because of the acquisition of new Center Kendrick Perkins from the Boston Celtics via trade. The announcer also mentioned that trading Perk was a huge gamble by the Celtics, because now they are relying on a 39 year old Shaquille O'Neal to remain healthy in their playoff run. I had to agree on both points, and it also got me thinking. With Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Shaq in the starting line-up, the Celtics are trotting out four of the top thirty scorers in NBA History. That's 95,485 combined points!!! Wow. Even if Jimmy was their fifth starter, those five guys would average 19,097 points a-piece all time. That's more than Scottie Pippen!
Now, I'm not saying that Jimmy is a better NBA player than Scottie Pippen necessarily, BUT the numbers don't lie. BTW, We caught those Celtics in Boston last season... and Jimmy didn't shoot the ball once! I was secretly disappointed. (But at least he out-played Scalabrine, right? :) Plus we got to drink some beer at the ole Boston Garden... But this AlleyCat Ale is better. You don't have to Fear the Beer! Stat Guy Out!