The Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class today, and although they were both finalists, Chris Webber and Rudy Tomjanovich didn't make it. Among the people who did were Tracy McGrady, Rebecca Lobo and Bill Self.
An article yesterday on NBA.com said that both Webber and Rudy T had "good" chances of making it.
Putting McGrady in ahead of Webber is a bit of a head-scratcher. They have very similar NBA career numbers, but Webber averaged slighly more points and a whole lot more rebounds. And ... well, despite certain issues, Webber was an All-American and had a memorable college career, whereas McGrady had none.
And Rudy T should definitely make it at some point. Before getting slugged in the face, he was a pretty average NBA player, but he was a superstar college player and won two NBA titles as a coach. I'm guessing they're looking at him mostly as a coach, but his overall contributions to the game are far superior to others who are in the Hall. Put him the hell in!
Given his courtside demeanor and antics, it's not really all that surprising that many posters at MGoBlog think Tom Crean is a colossal jerk. I have to admit, my inclination was along those lines as well. But after reading these Indianapolis Star articles about him, I'm willing to admit I was probably too hasty in my judgment. At least off the court, he seems to be a really decent human being.
So happy to see this. UConn get the top 5 recruits every year. No competition. Kind of a joke. Have won 1000 games in a row. The refs tried to steal this from Miss. St. at the end with a terrible flagrant foul call.
I just discovered this old article on Derrick Walton from last year, and now I feel even worse about his missed final shot against Oregon. Gotta feel for the guy, he gave his all to Michigan.
Our team may be out of it by the unfortunate hair of their chiny-chin-chin, but the final 4 goes on. The schedule looks like this:
|6:09 PM||CBS||University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona||703 tickets available from $226|
|MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL FOUR|
On my final 4 bracket I only had UNC, and I have them winning the whole shootin' match. I have to admit I picked that one with my head, not my heart since that's like picking Al Capone to win a tax fraud contest.
I am in a pool and am assured of 3rd place since the two ahead of me also picked UNC.
So the questions are:
1. Who is left in your final 4?
2. How are you doing in your group/pool, assuming you threw into a pool?
3. Obligatory, it's Friday, what are you drinking?
Have a great weekend. Sun is coming out. Heading downstate to see family and some other stuff.