Archive for May 3rd, 2012



In the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs are simply red-hot right now.  They’re a veteran team with rested superstars in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, and a young supporting staff that all have the same mission:  Win the championship.  Last night was Game 2 of their series against a very young Utah Jazz team.  The Jazz may have a bright future, but they were simply no match for the polished Spurs.  Tony Parker had 18 points and 9 assists in the rout of the Jazz.  If there was any upside for Utah, it’s that their rookie, #3 draft pick overall Enes Kanter, had a solid rebounding night, and showed real promise as an up-and-comer.  The Spurs now lead 2-0.  San Antonio 114, Utah 83.

Elsewhere in the NBA, it was Game 2 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies.  On Sunday, the Grizzlies were killing the Clippers, up by as many as 27, and then blew the lead to give up home court advantage in the series.  So, come Game 2, the Grizzlies were ready to play and defend their home court against a determined Clippers team.  You can bet that Chris Paul was ready.  He had 29 points on the night, and the Grizzlies didn’t have an answer for him.  But, the Grizz had a guy named Rudy Gay.  He had 21 points himself, and helped the Grizzlies pull away in the 4th quarter.  The Clippers got close, but couldn’t catch the Grizz, and Memphis evened up the series at a game a piece as it heads back to Los Angeles.  Memphis 105, LA Clippers 98.


Finally, some very sad news out of the NFL.  Former San Diego Chargers superstar Junior Seau was found dead in his home yesterday, reportedly of a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest.  Seau was practically a God to the people of San Diego.  Before the NFL, he was a celebrity in Southern California as a standout at USC.  Then, when he was drafted to Chargers, he became a gift to that franchise on the decline, and turned them around during the 90s — even helped lead them to a Super Bowl.  In San Diego, he had a restaurant and was a local hero to the community.  His death comes as a shocking surprise to both his family and his friends, who said that Seau never showed any ‘cries for help’.  They said Seau was more than just a great player — he was a wonderful person, who did a heavy amount of philanthropic work.  This is a very sad day for the people of San Diego, and the football community in general.