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Garbage Time: Richard Alpert and The Showtime Nine

February 24, 2010

This week on "Garbage Time," Langston recaps the miraculous return of Kobe while Teach ponders the current state/future of the NBA's most tenured superstars.






Langston: It had been 18 games since he last played in a game. It was 5 games the Lakers were without his services. During that stretch, they managed to go 4-1, beating some of the better teams in the league and bringing some to question how much they really need him. Last night he made his return against the Grizzlies. The team that seems to give them fits no matter who is playing, came to play and to win.  It was a sloppy sloppy basketball game, each team turned the ball over 17 times and both saw leads and deficits better than eleven points. It was a game, that without him, they would have most certainly ended up on the losing end. Andrew was in foul trouble the entire game, Artest couldn't buy a bucket (1-9), and Pau wasn't much better (8-18). This rare off night for the Lakers had them down 95-90 with a little under two and a half minutes to go.


That's when he turned it on, scoring the Lakers final nine points, including the game winning shot from downtown. On the night he scored 32, grabbed 7 boards, had 3 steals, and dished out 6 assists; essentially, Kobe owned the night. Those (previously mentioned) questions that lingered before the game, were all erased with his effort. Proving once again that the Lakers are better with than without, and why many consider him the games best finisher. The only question that remains, did he come back too early? Tonight we might just find out, as the Lakers take on the Mavericks in Dallas with a chance to tie the Cavaliers for the best record the leauge. The game can be seen on ESPN at 9:00 pm EST.

Teach:


If the NBA were Lost, then Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are Jacob and a Smoke Monster, waging a war, that will eventually send each into oblivion, over fate, determinism, and free will, and the predestined names written as degrees in a lighthouse or as scratches on a cave wall are as follows:

4 Dwight Howard
8 Carmello Anthony
15 Kevin Durant
16 Dwyane Wade
23 LeBron James
42 Steve Nash and Amare Stoudamire

The fate of the island rests in the decision making of these candidates, and I didn't mention Kobe because obviously he's Richard Alpert; and just for the hell of it Shaq can be Ben Linus.  Yeah, it's been that kind of week so far, and this loose parody is about all I can muster right now.  Wish I had more time...back to lesson planning.  (At some point, maybe I'll revisit this idea.)



Photo 1 & 2 via NBA.com/Getty 

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