I don't know about all of you, but I have watched more early-season NBA basketball this year than I have in probably the last five years combined. Since the NBA season is so long and what with the fact that there is usually a game on almost every night at least on some channel, it gives me a chance to see all our former players pretty often. I'm totally enjoying it.
I'm not sure if any of you caught last night's matchup in Sacramento between the Lakers and the Kings, but it was a pretty good game early on. I thought DeMarcus had some pretty impressive spin moves, a couple which even impressed Lakers fans. His stat line wasn't stellar like John Wall's recent home debut, but nonetheless, I thought he did fine against what is a legitimate NBA title-contending team with some very experienced and very skilled players. It will be interesting to see his game mature and I look forward to watching more of him as well as all our former ‘Cats in their new professions.
No, don't worry, this post isn't about the Lakers (I know some of you don't really care for them), but rather it's about the fact that one of my Laker-fan friends who lives in Sacramento actually attended last night's matchup and was kind enough to get some pictures for us. Some are a little grainy as the players are obviously in motion, and it's darn near impossible to get a decent picture when objects are in motion, but since he went to all the trouble to do this and went totally out of his way to go to the arena early in order to take a few pictures of the opposing team and DeMarcus before the game, well, I thought the least I could do would be to share them with all of you -- all of you who loved watching DeMarcus in the blue-and-white last season. It's kind of neat to see things through the eyes of a regular fan just hanging around on the sidelines once in a while as opposed to all the professional pics that we might run across because they seem more personal. (thanks a ton, bluexfalcon, you are a doll : ))
Here are the pics:
Feel free to use this post to talk about anything that might be related to any of our formers players that are currently in the NBA and what you might be able to share about how they are doing. I know Rondo is having a killer season, at least assist-wise so far, that's neat to see, and I also see that Bledsoe did pretty well for himself the other night for his new team, the L.A. Clippers.
Have at it, people, and give a shout out to blue for the pics as he isn't a Kings fan nor is he currently a UK fan. He doesn't have a college basketball team that he follows, actually, so I've been actively recruiting him for us as we could always use a few more great fans and he already has the word "blue" in his SBNation username, so he's a natural, I figure.