Monday (Jay-Z’s birthday)
Milwaukee at Boston
This would be the Good Ass Game of the Week, but there is no telling which Milwaukee team shows up. As talented as they are, they are still a very young team. None of their impact players have championship experience. From a raw talent standpoint, they might be the most athletic team out east, but they are still hella green.
Detroit at San Antonio
Boban comes back to San Antonio, and two of the best coaches in the league face off. What more could you ask? Also where were you when this happened?
No Good Ass Games scheduled
Detroit at Milwaukee
Speaking of the Bucks, if you haven’t had a chance to see Giannis Antetokounmpo play in person, I highly advise it. I went to the Kings game last Tuesday, and I almost got kicked out of the arena. Babies were crying and kids were getting scared because I kept screaming every time Giannis made a nasty play. He really got loose in the 3rd quarter and scored 19 of his 32 points, blocking shots, throwing dimes, and taking cookies. From now on, if the Nigerian Nocturne comes to town, then I’m dropping everything I’m doing to go watch him play.
Los Angeles at Philadelphia
Simmons, Covington, and Embiid versus Lonzo, Kuzma, and Ingram. #NBAJAM2K18
Golden State at Detroit
Getting a pretty good dose of the Pistons this week. I fux with Luke Kennard. I thought he was going to be a buster, but I saw him hit a pretty nasty step back 3 pointer last night against Philadelphia that a lot of young guys would be scared to take at this level. Having Stan Van Gundy as your first NBA head coach can’t be a bad thing either.
Boston at San Antonio (Good Ass Game of the Week)
Maybe I’m just talking shit, but if this were the NBA Finals, would anyone outside of Cleveland and Northern California be upset? Word on the street is that Kawhi may be back pretty pretty pretty soon.
Philadelphia at Cleveland
Daddy Lebron spanked his newest protege last Monday, and he has been playing better than anyone his age has ever played in the league. Totally unrelated, some 15 year-old pimple faced, Kyle Singler looking kid crossed me up at the gym the other day. My L.A. Gear sneakers failed me and I found myself falling onto the court after reaching for a steal. The kid missed the shot, but is that ever the point? The older Lebron gets the more I appreciate him as a basketball player.
Houston at Portland
I’m beginning to really dislike the Portland Trailblazers. Dame and C.J. get buckets, but I can’t rock with Jusef Nurkic, and Meyers Leonard and Pat Connaughton look like extras in a fraternity movie–but as members of the asshole fraternity, not the fun loving one. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, Farouq Aminu, and Evan Turner? They may as well be the Indiana Pacers. That is how much I dislike watching them play basketball.
Boston at Detroit
I don’t know how, but the Celtics have the best record in the NBA. I’m going to reserve any real opinions on them until January 4th– the night after they play the Cavaliers.
Bobby Mickey is the alter ego of writer and poet Edward Austin Robertson. When he isn’t involved in some basketball related activity, actively looking for parties to deejay or venues to perform comedy, he can be found recording podcasts with Craig Stein at Fullsass Studios. Follow him on twitter @goodassgame. For booking inquiries, send contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.