Hotlinks for the Basketball Soul, Vol 2

Despite the fact that it is not Valentine’s day, I started to call this the love edition. But since too many people would get confused by the fact that love is good every day not just in the middle of the shortest month of the year, I won’t actually call it my “Love Post.”  But anyone who thinks about the game like I do knows its all about love in the first place.  So let’s open up with a little wisdom from my man Khalil Gibran:

Love… It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

Now for you to really enjoy this edition of Hotlinks, while you read check out the love sounds from my buddy Sir Gant who is dropping a hot album in the near future.

Bump hate. To hell with prejudice and stereotypes.  Jeremy Lin fights all stereotypes just by fighting for what he loves.  New York Times. I’m rooting for this dude for an entire long career.

Gotta remember though that great long careers are not everything.  Just ask Nate “Tiny” Archibald. (I useta be him on the court as a kid). He loved ball but his career is not close to being  his greatest accomplishment as far as he is concerned.Nate archibald




Love doesn’t always have to be serious either.  Courtesy of Carlos Boozer talks a little bearded love.  LOL.  He says Baron Davis has the best beard in the NBA. I don’t know, sometimes it looks like bro man could use a trim.

When you talk about Carmelo Anthony, you gotta ask “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”  Probably everything.

In Anthony’s case, perhaps his love for Lala will make up for some of his on-court deficiencies. While Knicks fans are antsy about where Carmelo might be in July, they seem ready to forget that he pulled a chump move — running away — in a fight with the Knicks not too long ago.  We are forgiving, but we need assurances that Melo is tough enough for New York.  But, never fear, Lala’s got his back and the evidence says she’s tougher than he is.  Remember when she was defending her son, her name and Melo’s honor in Dallas? She’s the tough one in this love match — but if you’re a real man, you’ll admit that the woman is usually tougher than the husband in most good marriages. LOL.  I’m serious. ROFLMAO

Fanatic, you decide who’s tougher.

You’re OK with us Melo. We’ll forgive you as long as Lala’s got your back.

Michael Jordan is learning how to share his love of the game, his competitive spirit and his marketing profile with the fans which has been the key to the business resurgence of the Charlotte Bobcats. A great story.

We’ll end this volume with Larry Coon breaking down the prospects for an NBA lockout.  We better enjoy this season because it may be a long time after this season before we see any more professional basketball.  Perhaps some more Gibran wisdom can inspire the players and the owners to show a bit more love and respect for the games and fans, so we don’t miss a beat in 2011-2012.

Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.