I never watch the game because its contrived nonsense, but then again I don’t watch any of the All-Star games from the NFL, MLB, or NHL either.
I like the home run derby in baseball, the three point shooting contest and sometimes the dunk contest in the NBA..
Damian Lillard beat Buddy Hield in the three point shooting contest, Mac McClung from Philly’s G League team won the dunk contest (good for him), and Jewel stunned with her rendition of our national anthem.
I guess Team Giannis won the game from what I read the next day.
That’s about as good as it gets for me with the NBA All-Star Game.
Being that I was a history major… I love President’s Day. I always try to reflect on who were our greatest presidents and give out a shout to our two worst presidents of all-time.
The two worst are easy. MAGA’s own doo-doo head Donald Trump is the worst ever and Andrew Johnson falls in next to worst on my list.
Top five is tougher….so this year I’m going seven deep on my Top Seven.
1 Abraham Lincoln
3 Teddy Roosevelt
4 Harry Truman
5 George Washington
6 Dwight D Eisenhower
7 Thomas Jefferson
On the bubble… my favorite darkhorse POTUS of all-tme, James Polk. A one termer. Did exactly what he said he would do in his one term and then said, “See ya.” Imagine that in 2023.
Truman…though lacking a collge degree because he had to stay home and save his father’s farm in Grandview, MIssouri, then serve in WWI in which he became a war hero… Truman was a prodgious reader. Not quite on a sacle with Lincoln, FDR and Teddy, but still a great mind which belied the exterior facade.
Our greatest reading POTUS of all-time was Teddy who clicked off at a book a day pace.
Harry Truman almost served eight yeays in the White House and actually tried to get Dwight D Eisenhower to succeed as a Democrat. But alas…Eisenhower smewhat diminished his own presidential legacy when he ran as a Republican and shamed himself by allowin Richrd Nixon to be his Vice-President.
For a great read on Truman…I would suggest Truman by David McCullough.
Next up this week on my modest blog will be my Black History Person of the Year circa 2023.
By far the best ad of the night for me. Not better that Al Pacino’s iconic speech from On Any Given Sunday where Pacino is staring into his future quarterback’s eyes before taking the job with the new NFL expansion team.
Serena should have asked to have Jamie Foxx in the commercial with her. That would have truly been lit. But still, this was the ad I enjoyed the most.
Great game to watch as an NFL fan. Both QB’s were excellent. I think it ended like we all thought it would. Last team with the ball with more that forty seconds would win the game.
What a great night in LA for our Greatest of All-Time. Just a beatiful night as LeBron got the thirty-six points he needed in three quarters of play aginst the Thunder.
The Thunder put on a nice show for the ESPN audience.
Russell… bless his heart. Some of those passes were clasic which missed LeBron by twenty yards, but, nah… Bad Little Dude is Sam Presti’s till the very end.
Bless both of their hearts.
From the moment Russ was traded to the Lakers its been a Greek tragedy of sorts. It just goes to show Sam Presti could have brought LeBron and Anthony Davis on board in 2016 and the Thunder still would have been a first round exit.
I haaven’t done my NBA Pantheon Top Ten for two years…so I think now is the time for LeBron to dudge past Michael as my official GOAT.
Very dank and dark out here at the Deer Creek Ranch. Cold drizzle almost trrning to snow. This where I really miss Pauli. I jst went out and fed the wild turkeys and deer along the forest-line peremiter.
This is where Pauli would have the unwound energy of White Fang looking for ‘our’ mountain lion.
I mean….Big Moe/Big Mona is doing his/her best to fill the void. But there’s only one Pauli.
I gotta go. I’m not supposed to be the forest-line just yet.
Steph didn’t even play. Andrew Wiggins was still off, but none of that even remotely mattered as the home version of the Warriors easily put away the over-hyped uber-soft Thunder by a 141-114 count n San Fran on Tuesday night.
Klay is my favorite player in the NBA. Steph is a pretty boy, but Klay is my guy. A true five skill, two-way basketball player like there used to be in the old days of the NBA.
I guess Thunder make believe head coach Markey M. felt like taking the Mr. Rodgers approach to defending Klay was actually better than you know putting a man in Klay’s grill….and, somewhat defend the NBA’s premier clutch shooter for the past decade.
Kenrich was the lone bright spot for the soon to be tanking Thunder and their clueless fanbase. Proud Boy is, Proud Boys do. I’ not sure about the syntax there, but Ithink you get the drift of wht I’m writing.
The tank will begin to commence soon, maybe tonight in front of the free world on the same night as Joe Biden’s 2nd State of the Union address.
I didn’t die this past week and I’m feeling stronger every day and getting back into blogging shape.
The hapless Thunder visit LeBron tonight as the Goat should break Kareem’s career scoring mark.
So for the second night in a row I’ll be watching the Thunder’s opponent because I’m a serious NBA fan who’s pretty much made his feelings clear in regards to Sam Presti.
It’s time to get with it on the Dub Nation Oklahoma Report. We’re not that far away from the NBA trade deadline and remarkably ‘our Warriors’ at 26-24 are in the No. 5 seeding postion in this season’s topsy tury Western Conference.
My hot takes after last night are twofold…1 the Warriors with last night’s road win improved to a woeful 6-19 road record fifty games into the regular season.
And 2, without both Gary Payton Jr. and Otto Porter it is imperative Moses Moody step up off the bench and give Steve Kerr 12-14 quality minutes a game these last 32 games of the regular season
Johnny Kuminga has been fine off the bench as has been Dante D. Johnny K is as star about to happen.
WINNING….IT NEVER GETS OLD. Let’s go boys….the basketball gods are waiting for you to step thru the door.
But James Wiseman has been an absolute bust so far.
I might actually feature Johnny Kuminga next Monday after the Warriors dough pop the Thunder in San Francisco.
These are the two things GM Bobby Myer and Steve must fix if America’s Team is going to defend its title in the 2023 NBA Finals.
The West is wide open. The Sacramento Kings are currently the No. 3 seed.
I’d persnally love to see Bobby Myer make some kind of deal at the deadline which makes Kenrich Williams a Warrior. Kenrich would be the perfect fit for this Warrior team needs. Presti and his coach don’t care about winning…so why not.
That’s it for me tonight as it’s take some time to work my myself back into championship blogging form.
OU hosting the Aggies tomorrow night in Bedlam. Should be a great game.