Linkin' Center


What’s going on elsewhere?  Here we present All The Links That Are Fit To Print. …or just some random ones from the rest of the FanSided network and others.

Howard The Dunk presents 11 Reasons The Magic Will NOT Win The Championship.

As well as 11 Reasons The Magic WILL.  According to inside rumors, their next article will be “I Don’t Have A Split Personality, And Neither Do I.”

Lake Show Life takes a look at the Lakers’ coaching staff.

Blue Man Group is frustrated by Stephen Jackson’s effect on their beloved Golden State Warriors and says they’re Past the Point Of No Return.

Rip City Project analyzes the fantasy bball prospects of Portland’s centers, forwards & guards.

Air Alamo gets very scientifical on us, determining the incredibly likely outcome of tonight’s Spurs & Cavs game by playing them on NBA LIVE 10 for PS3.  This is the difference between what’s considered news for a blogger versus a reporter.

Pacman Jonesin’ reveals that 6 Lakers have publicists including… wait for it… DJ Mbenga?  Yup.  Also there’s a truly disturbing, yet hilarious, x-rated, fake anime image of Khloe Kardashian from her wedding to Lamar Odom.  Try not to look directly at it or you will be blinded.

Inspiring New York Times article on NBA players attending college classes during the off-season.

Two pretty frickin’ amazing shots from the guys at No Look Pass as they clown around.  Clearly they’re spending plenty of time at the gym working on the important aspects of their bball game.

And now some Clipper Stuff:

During the recent Trailblazers/Clippers’ pre-season game, Blake Griffin started choking on a Hubba Bubba, unable to breathe.  Greg Oden quickly gave Blake the heimlich maneuver. In the above photo, taken immediately after the heimmy, they watch the wad of gum (off-screen) that flew out of Blake’s mouth.

This ESPN article about Blake Griffin is from September, but I like the story of him & DeAndre Jordan pushing a mother’s broken-down car out of traffic (I particularly like that Jordan first just wanted to take a picture of the pathetic scene, and then Blake was like, uh, why don’t we help?).

Coach Mike Dunleavy apparently was the dude to invent Effective field goal percentage.  For those who don’t know, Effective field goal% (as opposed to traditional fg%) takes the extra value of 3-pointers into effect.  Like if your fg% is 33.3% but all your shots are from the 3-pt line, that’s the same as someone shooting 50% from 2-pt range.  eFG% would have both of them at 50%.