Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic:
Carmelo Anthony intends to sign with the Houston Rockets upon becoming a free agent, league sources say, though it could be several more days before Melo is formally traded and clears waivers. Full @NYTSports coverage: https://t.co/8T4kLf6IrT— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 23, 2018
The open secret that was Carmelo Anthony joining the Houston Rockets appears to finally be almost official. There has been a lot of talk about Anthony’s fit within the Rockets offensive scheme will resonate in the standings and whether or not this move can tip the scales in the Rockets’ favor over the Golden State Warriors.
Anthony is probably the best example of a player whose game got Darwin-ized from the current style of play in the league. Melo loves him some mid-range jumpers and a slow isolation game, neither of those tendencies are in demand. He is a ten time All-Star and it has been so weird to see his game not evolve along with the league.
It is likely that he will retire without winning a championship, but he has been extremely successful throughout his basketball playing life. An NCAA Championship with Syracuse was a treat to watch, especially since that was the first March Madness that I remember. His time on the Olympic roster has also been fruitful for him, with gold medals in 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics.
Of course, his greatest accomplishment was being the cover star for NBA Live 2005.
Tonight’s (off) topic: MTV Cribs
Back in the early-2000s, Cribs was the perfect lens into an era of celebrity where having extremely gaudy and over the top possessions defined everyone (not that this is not true today, or really ever, it just felt way more important back then).
I definitely remember liking Tony Hawk’s episode because he had a skate park. I also remember Shaquille O’Neal having an unbelievably large bed. Those old episodes need to go up on Netflix or Hulu immediately.
For those that watched, which things do you remember most about the decked out mansions?
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