Today, Thanksgiving Day, there is plenty for a hoops fan to be thankful for. Here’s a short list of what I’m thankful for:
I’m thankful that the Sixers are back to wearing red, white and blue. This is what a 76er should look like during a home game. No gold. No black.
I’m thankful for YouTube, which lets me watch videos like this. And this.
I’m thankful that I’m not a Nets fan.
I’m thankful that the new season of Beverly Hills 90210 is so good. Wait… did I just say that on the internet?!?! Sh*t!! Why isn’t my DELETE key working!@?#! What the F??!*$
Lastly, I’m thankful for the group of rookie point guards in the NBA. The league already had a solid group of good young point guards, led by Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook. Now it has added another group of guys that are giving their teams solid minutes. There’s Brandon Jennings, of course, but I’m not even talking about him. I’m talking about Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, and Jonny Flynn. Three guys who played the point for years at three of the premiere college hoops programs in the country: UCLA, North Carolina, and Syracuse. The Wolves won’t be good anytime soon, but once they get Kevin Love back Flynn should be able to lead them to the point of being competitive. Lawson is giving the Nuggets a spark off the bench, and Collison has kept the Hornets afloat during Paul’s absence. The NBA has a bright future ahead, with good young point guards like this running the show for their teams.