Sweeping Generalizations Made Off 48 Minutes of NBA Basketball

How did Justin Bieber get to rock Phil Jackson’s NBA Championship game?

Singer Justin Bieber of Canada shows off an NBA Championship ring belonging to Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss during the NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, California, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Look, I love Jeannie Buss, but seriously–what the hell? She’s baby-sitting Phil’s ring, and some Canadian pop-star comes up and asks to rock it–and she says yes?

I hate that I know the name Justin Bieber. I hate that I can picture that fruity little comb-over does. I am proud to say that I’ve never heard a song of his–but it drives me crazy that I know him.

I wish Ron Artest would have thought Justin Bieber was stealing Jeannie’s ring and he would’ve choked him out. Only because I would watch that video every day for the rest of my life.

Speaking of the rings, did you hear how every one of them has a piece of the Game 7 basketball in them? That’s pretty cool.

Steve Blake was a really good signing.

Derek Fisher is a Laker Legend and will have his number retired one day by this organizaton.

Fisher obviously has his defensive struggles, and with Kevin Martin/Aaron Brooks/Courtney Lee all capable of doing things to Fisher that could land them in Pelican Bay, it was still crazy to see Steve Blake finishing the game while Fisher cooled his heals on the bench.

Obviously, Blake’s accuracy from out-side is why the Lakers brought him in, but it speaks volumes about the light that Phil Jackson sees Blake in to let him close the game out. Expect to see a lot of big things out of Steve this year.

I try not to bash former Lakers, especially one with two rings, but do you think Jordan Farmar will see the problem with his me-first thinking when he’s trudging up and down the court in Minnesota during a February game against the Timberwolves? In a game that doesn’t have anything other than lottery implications? If you’re somebody like Jordan Farmar–wouldn’t you want to hang around in LA and do your part to help a squad like the Lakers’ win? Rather than chase personal glory and end up watching play-off games from your couch?

People baffle me.

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