Random Shizzle: Greek edition

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Published: October 10, 2007

The Hornets take on the Pacers tonight at some arena in Indianapolis in the hopes of improving to a whopping 2-0 in the preseason. Such a perfect start would put us in a great position to win the preseason championship trophy, which doesn't actually exist but I hear is nice.

On to some shizzle…

  • With apologies to their fans, methinks the Pacers are the most insignificant team in the NBA right now. Perhaps insignificant is the wrong word. It's just that if the Hornets killed my family or something, thus forcing me to pick a new favorite team, the last team I'd pick would be the Pacers. They're just… ugh.
  • Indy will likely be without Jermaine O'Neal tonight, who is like their best player and stuff. David Harrison might also miss this one. He's all big and 7-footish.

    For the Hornets, we'll probably again be without Melvin Ely because he be busy pimpin and ain't got no time for this shit, yo. Either that or he's still suffering from that viral infection. Eric Chenowith might also sit out as he tries to think of a better last name.

  • Hey look, Chris Paul is the 6th best player in the League. Yay! Not sure we can put much stock in Hollinger's PER rankings though when you've got guys like Nate Robinson (70) and JR Smith (76) ahead of Tyson Chandler (89).

    Makes about as much sense as air conditioned condoms.

  • Kenny Smith puts the Hornets 10th in his Western Conference rankings

    CP3 needs three more studs to go with him. Tyson Chandler is a beast, but it ends there. The rest of the starters would be better served as being second-unit players.

    Just so we're clear, Kenny: You're saying that David West, Peja Stojakovic and Morris Peterson belong on the bench? What are you, a fucking idiot?

  • Apparently Marc Jackson has signed a one-year deal with Olympiacos in Greece, which means he won't be bringing his horse fetish to another NBA team anytime soon. Incidentally, our old pal Arvydas Macijauskas will be Jackson's new teammate in Greece. Small world.
  • My main man in New Orleans, DJ Toney Blare, blasts out a Hornets season preview for SLAMonline. Great read.

    Meanwhile, Give Me The Rock preview the Hornets fantasy-style.

  • Very interesting story on Brandon Bass from the Dallas Morning News. He's landed with the Mavs after two unremarkable seasons with the Hornets, and they seem pretty high on him. His teammates are even calling him "the Animal", and they don't mean animal like a three-legged blind fox with syphilis type-animal. No, they're thinking more along the lines of an orphaned rhino out to avenge his parents murder type-animal.

    Bass played in the Mavs' first preseason game last night, finishing with 10 points and 7 boards in 20 minutes against the Spurs. He had a few games like that last preseason for the Hornets, so read into it what you will.

Right about now, funk soul brother, check it out now, funk soul brother, etc. etc. I'm outta here.

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