Red's Army

Even the Chinese Like Us…..

Looks like there's plenty of green in Red China. According to the NBA, Kevin Garnett's #5 (2nd) and Paul Pierce's #34 (4th) are two of the hottest selling jerseys in the People's Republic of 中國. If winning a championship can convert the Chinese, then maybe there's hope for Lakers fans. I'm ignoring the fact that Kobe's #24 was number... [More]

August 13, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

USA vs. Angola Sadly Elbow Free

Team USA had as much desire to play Angola as I have to write about it.  It wasn't pretty, but it was a 21 point win.  The team scoring leader, again, was Dwyane Wade (19 pts, 6-8 fg,2-3 3pt).  The team shooting leader, and this so much fun, was Kobe Bryant… who posted this gem... [More]

August 12, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Tolerance Lives In Spain

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've seen. That's the Spanish basketball team… pushing the sides of their eyes backwards… in the classic, racist, "hey… look at me…. I'm Chinese now" pose.  Yes, that's Pau Gasol in there too (#4, 3rd from the right).  And yes, there is a pretty good Asian... [More]

August 12, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 16

Lessons Learned From China Thumping

One game into the Olympics for the "Redeem Team" (I know, I'm sick of that name too)… and I think the consensus out there is 'not too bad.' Hey… it's basketball… and we love basketball… so why not break it down, right? First thing's first:  LeBron James is just a beast.  That's not breaking news…... [More]

August 11, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Happy Birthday Cooz

Bob Cousy turned 80 yesterday… and we'd like to wish him a happy 80th birthday. For the young and uninitiated, Cousy made all that fancy point-guard play happen.  He was pulling fake-pass/layup moves before Rajon Rondo's PARENTS were born.  He was benched because he was so nasty. Think about the marketing possibilities.  Why Reebok hasn't already... [More]

August 10, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

U.S. vs China

With outfits like that, how can the U.S. lose? Seriously, I was digging the Ralph Lauren white hat, blue blazer, white pant combo. In fact, that's what I'll be wearing today when I leave for my weekend on the Cape. I heard that about a billion people will be watching Team USA take on China tonight (or... [More]

August 9, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Ranking the Eastern Conference

Barring a season ending injury to either Paul Pierce, KG or Ray Allen – I find it highly probable the Celtics will repeat as Eastern Conference Champions. With a rookie head coach (Michael Curry) and virtually the same roster (unless you count Kwame Brown), the Pistons won't pose much of a challenge. Hoopsworld Jess Camerato... [More]

August 8, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Arrivederci, Kobe

Our favorite fraud, Kobe Bryant, now says he's open to playing in Europe – specifically Italy. “I’d go. I’d probably go,” said Bryant, during a USA Basketball press conference on Friday morning. “Like Milan or something like that, where I grew up or something like that… Peace out.” Bryant continued: “Do you know any reasonable... [More]

August 8, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 11

That’s Right… “World” Champs

When the Celtics raise the banner in 2 and a half months, it will look just like the other 16 hanging from the rafters (and just like the one Wyc is holding)… in that it will say "World" Champions… not "NBA" champions.  I've been told by people who have spoken to the team that the Celtics... [More]

August 8, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Kobe Suddenly a Lockdown Defender Again

I haven't watched much of Team USA during their pre-Olympic tune-ups, but the one time I did tune in, I was immediately repulsed by the Kobe Bryant love. The announcers were debating whether "Mamba" or "Dobermann" was the more appropiate nickname for the most overhyped, overrated player on the planet. Apparently, Kobe is playing defense... [More]

August 7, 2008 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9