2007 NBA Draft Live-Blog

Thursday, June 28, 2007



Welcome one welcome all to the 2007 NBA Draft (Sponsored by Sprite) live from New York City. We'll be getting underway at around 7pm, so I'll see you then!

P.S.- Mock Drafter Blog of Hilarity is LBing as well tonight. AA's TIVO software is on the fritz, so head over there for some YouTubes and Drafty Goodness.

Read about all the action after the jump!


Spike Lee is in tha building! Which means we are a mere 5 minutes or so from going live from NYC. Thanks for joining and let's have us some draft day fun.

Rumor #1,345- Ray Allen to the Celtics

6:57- Wow....Joakim Noah is looking fly!!! Bow-tie and all.

7:00- WE'RE LIVE FROM NYC....Mike Tirico is your host, "The Future Has Arrived!"


So what's the consensus....who's the Brady Quinn of the NBA? My money is on Stuckey

Analysts Jay Bilas, S.A.S.!, and Mark Jackson!!! are on hand.

"Let's not get it twisted! This is not 2003!!!"- SAS, What up Doodlez?
"Each team is going to have to draft for their own needs."- Mark Jackson, Let the sweeping generalizations begin!!! Drink!!

"I'm telling you, whoever gets Noah could have a marketing giant in that city. Ala Ben Wallace here in Detroit, pure energy and defense is marketable with the right guy. Think Ben's "Fro" and Noah's uhh.. well he's eccentric that's for sure."- BD

I agree wholeheartedly....who cares if he can't score that bow-tie can move products!

7:10- The house is packed tonight....from AA correspondent Vegas Watch, "EXCLUSIVE: I was going to go to the draft, but I got there at 6 and it was sold out with a huge line of people waiting to get in." Watch out for the cameras Stephen!

"I hope Oden got his mid afternoon nap. This is going to be an awfully late night for someone his age."- Brave Sir Robin

Too funny....just think.....we have these jokes for the next 15 years or so.

7:14- Dickie V!!!!!!!!!!!

"I disagree with Stephen A. This will be the deepest draft of all." (Crowd Cheers)

Can we PLEASE! stop playing that All American Rejects song....it's about 2 years old.

7:20- "He was in there watching cartoons, and I wasn't down with that."- Mike Conley on Oden.

Stuuuuuuu....."lemme know"

"I needed something funky....I represent New York."- JOAKIM! (His name is required to have an exclamation point now...it's official)

7:27- I can't believe our Mock Draft skipped over Sun Yue....I blame Digital Headbutt picking Aflalo in the 1st Round....threw the whole thing off (I also blame DH for my bad spelling, the Holocaust, and Feline AIDS....more to come!)

"Charlotte where Michael Jordan has both hands on the wheel"- Tirico, Suuuuuuuure.

Rachel Nichols!!! Drink!!!!! She didn't blink. Sal in Philly..surprise! Jim Gray....sorry I fell asleep.

"EEE JEN LEE N"- MT, Thanks for the exact pronunciation Mike.

Fran Frischilla's hair says good evening. "How does seersucker even remotely qualify as "funky" or "representing New York"? I bet Colonel Sanders is rolling over in his crispy fried grave right now."- Bstone

Amen....JOAKIM!!!!!!!!!

7:30- We're just about underway....everyone take a shot. Let's do this!

"One anchor, one pillar, one wall.....roots in the ground can rise.....The building blocks of a dream"- Tirico, Ugh...

THE FUTURE IS ALIVE TODAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Wait....the Liberty are in New York??? That explains everything.

THE PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS ARE ON THE CLOCK!

5 minutes and counting....Clap it up ownership.

1. Portland Trail Blazers






Greg Oden, C, Ohio State

"I was putting hand sanitizer on. I didn't want to get Mr. Stern sick."- Oden

Trade!!!!!

Ray Allen to Boston.....Wally, Delonte West and the #5 to Seattle. Seattle will end up with the 2 and 5 with Durant and Jeff Green!!! WOW. What a deal.

2. Seattle Supersonics






Kevin Durant, SF, Texas


"From Sweetland, Maryland."- MT, It's actually SUITland but I'm just being picky Mike.

"He's got a crush on Beyonce....not if or when he'll meet her. He'll meet her courtside at an NBA game soon"- Stu Scott, Ummm what?

Could Kevin Pritchard be anymore boring? Good god.

3. Atlanta Hawks






Al Horford, PF, Florida

"I think what sets him apart is his rebounding appetite."- Jay Bilas, What the hell is that?

"You are somebody's hotties....all of you."- Stu Scott sending it back to the booth.

4. Memphis Grizzlies






Mike Conley Jr., PG, Ohio State

Great pick for them....you don't waste this one on Yi.

Lisa Salters pimping the gold jacket. JOAKIM! is jealous.

5. Seattle Supersonics from Boston






Jeff Green, SF, Georgetown

I hate this pick for Seattle. Whoever said it in the comments is right...he and Durant play the same exact position. If you try to put either of them at the four you're screwed.

"Boston hates their fans"- Lord Nero, Amen....who wants the 6th seed in the playoffs for the next two years!!!

Via our ridiculously awesome video correspondent Blog of Hilarity

Pimpology 101-



6. Milwaukee Bucks






Yi Jianlian, SF, China

"He's hip-hop he's 50 cent"- Fran Fraschilla, Thanks for that Fran.

Uh oh....China don't want Yi in Milwaukee. DRAMA!

Wow Yi attended the premiers of Pirates of the Caribbean and Shrek 3!!!! Thanks ESPN.

"I would trust Del Harris if he was my dad."- Bilas, Someone get a paternity test scheduled.

Man the T-Wolves are screwed here....Brandan Wright?

7. Minnesota Timberwolves






Corey Brewer, SG, Florida

Must Improve: Hairstyle, that fade is so Kid N' Play....go with Sprewell dreads now that you're in Minnesota.

"I hear the guys telling me Micheal Conley's like Tony Parker. He may have his handles, but he doesn't have Eva Longoria, I'll tell you that. Thank you, I'll be here all week."- Jason

Thanks so much for getting that Jason....I couldn't type fast enough.

Charlotte can't trade this pick fast enough, but with Yi off the board....they're stuck.

"You have solid backcourt play with Felton, Carroll, and Morrison."- Mark Jackson, Umm, Mark....Small Forward isn't in the backcourt.

8. Charlotte Bobcats






Brandan Wright, PF, UNC (Traded to Golden State for Jason Ricardson and Jarmareo Davidson)

Jay Bilas thinks this is a steal....I do not. "He runs the floor like a deer."- JB

Thanks Isiah. Classic.

9. Chicago Bulls






Joakim Noah, PF, Florida

Best Strength: Sheer Awesomeness!!!

Look out Eastern Conference Cheerleaders.....Here comes JOAKIM!

"Woody Paige is giving the rookie symposium talk right now in the green room with the players"- Statue Left

Propelled forward and into the air....Forward and into the air. (Thanks Radioman)

"He uses a special shampoo for his hair....Bumble and Bumble."- Stu Scott, No comment.

SPENCER! SPENCER!!!!

10. Sacramento Kings






Spencer Hawes, C, Washington

Why did I change this pick in my Mock Draft....so stupid.

"He does not rebound well. He's not a great shot blocker."- Jay Bilas, So what exactly does he do good?

"Spencer loves Political Debates."- Stu Scott, Ugh....he's a George Bush supporter too. Ron Artest is up first!

"And Brad Miller will have his hunting trip."- SS Reporters

Awesome.

S.A.S is dead on with his Noah assessment.

11. Atlanta Hawks






Acie Law IV, PG, Texas A&M

Love, love, love this from Atlanta. I can't believe I'm saying this, but in 5 years....look out for the Hawks!!!

"This man is a gamer."- MJ, Generalization.....drink!

Wow...Acie wasn't allowed to dribble until he was 10 years old. Can someone say Todd Marinovich?

Is it just me or does S.A.S. talk faster as the night goes on? I can't keep up.

12. Philadelphia 76ers






Thaddeus Young, SF, GT

S.A.S. calls it! Dead on. Man, if the Wizards get Al Thornton I'm going to be so excited. I'm loving this.

"(Acie Law) can't shoot but has the ability to shoot..WTF is going on?"- Lord Nero, I have no idea. Doesn't everybody have the ability shoot. You too could play for the Hawks according to Jay Bilas.

Breaking!!! Via Deadspin on Slam Online....."It’s Randolph, Dickau and Freddy Jones for Steve Francis and Channing Frye. Exclusive!" Not sure how to take this, but here's the link. (8:29)

13. New Orleans Hornets






Julian Wright, SF, Kansas

"Stephen A. is good at clownin'"- J. Wright, Exactly! I've been saying this for years!!!

Just so you know how much I'm going crazy I want to take you back to last year's draft. Marcus Williams keeps slipping and slipping.....he drops to the Wizards....and the pick??? Olexsiy Pecherov. Enough said.

14. Los Angeles Clippers






Al Thornton, SF, FSU

This is a terrible pick. They need tons and tons of guards....every pick should be a guard. The guy is 23!!! He just came into his own in his Senior Year in a down year in the ACC. Hate this selection.

"You hear that Jay? His 37 against Duke"
"You know Stu I'm not hung up on the whole UNC-DUKE thing you need to grow up."- Jay Bilas

Whoa fellas....it's still early.

Here's the Yi Interview (link) if you missed it. (Thanks again BOH)

15. Detroit Pistons






Rodney Stuckey, SG, Eastern Washington

Yes! Thank god. Please pick someone normal (American) Wizards!!! (And anyone but Jason Smith!!!)

Is it just me or is Mark Jackson not talking at all? Okay nevermind....here he goes....

16. Washington Wizards






Nick Young, SG, USC

Whooo! I haven't been this excited since the Wizards selected....umm? Juwan Howard???

Oh F You ESPN!!! Of course my new favorite player's mic isn't working during his first interview.

And here's the trade......HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Of course Spike Lee approves, and the David Lee reaction....priceless.

I don't like this trade for Knicks at all. Zach Randolph is actually going to get killed in NY, and by get killed I mean shot. And giving up Channing Frye is an iffy move. Probably the most athletic guy on the team. Portland is kicking ass again in this draft.

17. New Jersey Nets






Sean Williams, C, BC

Must Improve: Maturity, Hahahahahaha...now that's funny

"Did Bilas just say Thornton has good "second jumpability"?- Anon, Yes....yes he did. What the hell does that even mean?

"Okay so i guess the ESPN editor MEANT to leave..."...father won Franch Open..." and of course "COUNTRY: Texas" on the screen? these werent mistakes?"- Gus Johnson for God

Damn I can't believe I missed that.

18. Golden State Warriors






Marco Belinelli, SG, Italy

Damn this kid has some ups. This is like the anti-Yi highlight film. Still kind of a reach though.

Man the submission from readers today is above and beyond....from Dave at Why don't we get drunk and Blog? I give you JOAKIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19. Los Angeles Lakers






Javaris Crittenton, PG, GT

"We'll have a dinner bet and I'll bet you that this Draft is better than 2003"- Dickie V to S.A.S.

20. Miami Heat






Jason Smith, PF, Colorado State

***Awful Announcing is experiencing technical difficulties…the power just went out due to severe thunderstorms***

Please keep comments and updates going
- Awful GF

10:54- ANNNNND WE'RE BAAAAAAAAAAACK! Wow what a nightmare. I have no idea who was picked, so you peeps better have kept the comments going.


Please bear with me as I catch up.

21. Philadelphia 76ers






Daequan Cook, SG, Ohio State

22. Charlotte Bobcats






Jared Dudley, SF, BC

23. New York Knicks






Wilson Chandler, SF, DePaul

24. Phoneix Suns






Rudy Fernandez, SG, Spain (Traded to Portland for cash)

25. Utah Jazz






Morris Almond, SG, Rice

26. Houston Rockets






Aaron Brooks, PG, Oregon

27. Detroit Pistons






Aaron Aflalo, SG, UCLA

28. San Antonio Spurs






Tiago Splitter, PF, Brazil

29. Phoenix Suns






Alando Tucker, SG, Wisconsin

30. Philadelphia 76ers






Peterri Koponen (Traded to Portland for Derrick Byars)

2nd Round:

31. SEA- Carl Landry, F, Purdue
32. BOS- Gabe Pruitt, PG, USC
33. SAS- Marcus Williams, SF, Arizona
34. DAL- Nick Fazekas, SF, Nevada
35. BOS- Glen Davis, PF, LSU
36. GSW- Jermario Davison, SF, Alabama (Traded to Charlotte with Jason Richardson for Brandan Wright)
37. PHI- Josh McRoberts, PF, Duke
38. PHI- Kyrylo Fesenko, PF, Ukraine

Seriously Philly.....back to back white guys??? Worst. Moves. Ever.

Trade! Trailblazers get Petteri Kopenen for the 42nd pick and Cash.

39. MIA- Stanko Barac, C, Croatia (Traded to Indiana)
40. LAL- Sun Yue, G, China
41. MIN- Chris Richard, F, Florida
42. POR- Derrick Byars, SG, Vanderbilt (Traded to Philly for Peterri Koponen)
43. NOH- Adam Haluska, G, Iowa
44. ORL- Reyshawn Terry, F, UNC

"Sun Yue's favorite rapper is Usher."- MT, Sorry Mike and Sunny....Usher ain't no rapper.

45. LAC- Jared Jordan, PG, Marist
46. GSW- Stephane Lasme, F, UMass
47. WSH- Dominic McGuire, SF, Fresno State
48. LAL- Marc Gasol, C, Spain
49. CHI- Aaron Gray, C, Pitt

Okay....I think I'm caught up. D*** what can I say? I thought about this as I imagined each pick as they were made. Well, honestly? I'm just a means to an end, and AA readers kick ass. You picked up the slack while Mother Nature was knocking me down....for those of you that kept commenting....you will be rewarded tomorrow.

Thank You.

50. DAL- Renaldas Seibutis, SG, Lithuania
51. CHI- JamesOn Curry, SG, Oklahoma State
52. POR- Taurean Green, PG, Florida
53. POR- Demetris Nichols, SF, Syracuse
54. HOU- Brad Newley, SG, Australia
55. UTH- Herbert Hill, F, Providence

KYRYLO FRESENKO
Must Improve: Vowels in first name

That cheers me up a bit. Thanks Chris!

56. MIL- Ramon Sessions, PG, Nevada
57. DET- Sammy Meija, G, DePaul
58. SAS- Giorgos Priinatataziziziz- SF, Greece
59. PHX- DJ Strawberry, SF, Maryland
60. DAL- Milovan Rakovic, C, Serbia

Man, Phoenix just kills in the draft. That's a hell of a pick....Meija on the other hand??? Detroit already took two Guards earlier.

Well that's it folks. Thanks so much for sticking around and doubling the comments we had from last year's draft. I'll be up updating the comments into the live-blog late tonight, so feel free to shoot me an email.

Cheers,
AA

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:51 PM

203 Comments:

I know it is going out on a limb to say that the Blazers are going to select Oden, but today on Rome is Burning Oden said that LeMarcus Aldridge called him to congratulate him on being picked by the Blazers.

Now, hopefully the Blazers can trade Jarrett Jack, Zach Randolph and all four of their second round picks for Atlanta's third pick....

R Day said...
Jun 28, 2007, 5:54:00 PM  

I think once they announced they were taking him, players are free to do whatever. Some call (Aldridge) and some send weed (Randolph).

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 6:56:00 PM  

That Noah outfit is absolutely priceless. The future really IS now.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:02:00 PM  

It's two drafts in one!

Anonymous said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:03:00 PM  

S.A.S just broke the speakers on my TV

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:04:00 PM  

I'm telling you, whoever gets Noah could have a marketing giant in that city. Ala Ben Wallace here in Detroit, pure energy and defense is marketable with the right guy. Think Ben's "Fro" and Noah's uhh.. well he's eccentric that's for sure.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:04:00 PM  

*sigh* Marc Jackson...

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:06:00 PM  

I think the "Brady Quinn" is Brandan Wright...2-3 months ago he was a lock for the number three pick and he's slowly been falling for some time now. If Jordan actually follows through on his "most NBA ready" promise than he HAS to pass on Wright. Of course that whole line is complete bullshit really if you think about it. I could see him dropping as far as 10 which is pretty damn deep considering.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:06:00 PM  

Tirico, I don't know what that hand gesture was that you just did when talking about Yi, but don't ever do it again.

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:08:00 PM  

Looks like the Milwaukee wants to take a hit of Yi.

Albert Bianchi said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:10:00 PM  

I hope Oden got his mid afternoon nap. This is going to be an awfully late night for someone his age.

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:11:00 PM  

Paraphrasing here... my thought in italics because I just comment on the idiocy of MC.

MC: "Ray Allen is not a good fit. He needs the ball and so does Paul Pierce etc. etc."

IDIOT! Rashard Lewis and Paul Pierce are similar players except Pierce plays defense and is a more mature player. Not to mention Boston has a promising big man in Jefferson. Something Seattle does not have.

S.A.S.: "I disagree, if your going to lose you might as well make money. That's how I look at it. Plus they're getting rid of Wally's horrible contract."

Over under on S.A.S PWNING MC is being tentatively set at 37 right here and now. Any takers?

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:14:00 PM  

What qualifies as a P-WN?? Screaming louder? If so I'll take the over at 37,000.

Also, Danny Ainge is a pussy. I think he would do anything remotely resembling getting a veteran player just to avoid having to actually make a selection at number five overall. What a sandy vag.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:15:00 PM  

If it were screaming louder Vegas wouldn't touch it. And I'd be setting it at 1.74 Million...

Agreed on Ainge.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:21:00 PM  

Joakim Noah looks like a homeless Louis Farrakhan.

The Chemical Brother said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:25:00 PM  

Rachel Nichols assumes Michael Jordan is on the phone because he has a bluetooth receiver in his ear. My money's on he's just one of those guys who wears them all the time, whether he's talking or not.

Albert Bianchi said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:26:00 PM  

How does seersucker even remotely qualify as "funky" or "representing New York"? I bet Colonel Sanders is rolling over in his crispy fried grave right now.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:27:00 PM  

First: come on now, AA - "It Ends Tonight" hasn't even been out for a year. Just because ESPN is using it for a sports-related event doesn't mean it's old. (Don't ask me why I'm defending All-American Rejects. I don't even know.)

Second: my wife doesn't like basketball. Never watches it, knows nothing about it. Yet she just listened to Stephen A. Smith for about ten seconds before stating matter-of-factly, "I don't like him."

Jun 28, 2007, 7:39:00 PM  

Although, I guess the album is a couple of years old, so I'm kind of an idiot.

The SAS stuff still stands.

Way to go, Danny Ainge. Ray Allen oughta thrill the shit out of Paul Pierce.

Jun 28, 2007, 7:41:00 PM  

Paul Pierce is definitely happy. I don't get the Jeff Green idea for Seattle though. Durant will likely be a SF for a while which is Green's position. I'd like Brewer or even Yi a lot better there.

+1 to your wife OMDQ

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:45:00 PM  

My Mock draft had Wright going 3rd, Horford goes 3rd. Crap.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:49:00 PM  

Damn im late...I assume 4 pack a day Oden went first?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:50:00 PM  

Happy to see Horford go first among the Gators. He could be the next Boozer.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:51:00 PM  

Mmmmmmmm. Rebounding. UH OH ATLANTA!!! Mark Jackson agrees with you!

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:52:00 PM  

Who else would love to see David Stern come out mimmicing JOAKIM!'s hair and dress tonight when he gets picked?

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:52:00 PM  

All decisions for Atlanta are bad decisions

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:52:00 PM  

Conley?! I guess it's a good pick.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:53:00 PM  

Mike Conley is going bezerk in his head and thanking any god listening that he's not going to Boston.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:53:00 PM  

I truly believe if they're keeping Gasol they should have taken Noah here. Conley is NOT the 4th best player or the best fit.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:54:00 PM  

Horford is the next Boozer? Behind Vin Baker?

Radioman said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:54:00 PM  

Did you see Durant's info when he sat down with Stu Scott?

Country: Texas

Living in Louisiana, I can tell you that Texas is a whole other country.

Radioman said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:56:00 PM  

DINGBATS!!! Why did they trade him?

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  

Boston hates their fans

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:59:00 PM  

Hey Tirico, pull that knife out of John Paxson's back. Way to be patient with those twin towers of Curry and Chandler, huh? Tough couple of months for Da Bulls.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 7:59:00 PM  

Countdown to WWIII: Two minutes!

Jun 28, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

Jeff Green is a decent pick I guess. BUT I HATE THAT THEY TRADED RAY ALLEN!!!!

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:01:00 PM  

So, Seattle now has Rashard Lewis, Wally Szerbiak (not really a SG), Durant, and Green playing the same position. Who do they think they are? Atlanta?

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:01:00 PM  

besides, what 6th seed? Forget the playoffs for both teams.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:03:00 PM  

This is the mother of all messed up drafts! Why Yi?!

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:04:00 PM  

When the hell did the Chinese get so damn tall? Anyone?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:04:00 PM  

Yi is 50 cent? How many yuan is that?

Radioman said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:06:00 PM  

Dear baby Jesus, please please please don't let Noah get drafted to the Bulls...please?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:06:00 PM  

Yeah, definitely don't get SF stockpiling. Maybe the new GM out there took a class with Billy Knight.

Yi to BUCKS!! Gotta love that, seeing as his reps wouldn't let him work out for Milwaukee. But isn't Villanueva supposed to be their SF/PF tweener?

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:06:00 PM  

brave sir robin, Rashard terminated his contract, he won't be a Sonic anymore.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:06:00 PM  

"When the hell did the Chinese get so damn tall? Anyone?"

Ingesting Stem Cells directly like Christopher Reeve on that South Park episode.

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:06:00 PM  

Yi said he likes Rap and R&B in the latest SI Players section. Maybe Fran read that on the can this morning?

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:08:00 PM  

My bad on the Lewis thing.

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:10:00 PM  

Joakim Noah, the new "Brady Quinn".

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:12:00 PM  

Please tell me that someone is going to make a screen cap of that grin of Corey Brewer

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:12:00 PM  

J Noah looks pissed he will be the third gator picked.....the new brady quinn or the old matt leinart

In My Hood said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:13:00 PM  

Noah should just be happy being the first transexual picked this year

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:14:00 PM  

Noah makes more sense in Minny than Brewer does. They need size a lot more than swing men seeing as they have Foye and McCants should be returning this year.

Noah will go to Chicago or Charlotte though for sure.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:14:00 PM  

Priceless Dickie V:

"I hear the guys telling me Micheal Conley's like Tony Parker. He may have his handles, but he doesn't have Eva Longoria, I'll tell you that. Thank you, I'll be here all week."

Jason said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:15:00 PM  

"Joakim Noah, the new "Brady Quinn"."

ahahhahahahahahaaha!!

Noah is performing magic tricks while waiting to be drafted.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:15:00 PM  

"Noah is performing magic tricks while waiting to be drafted."

+1 Lord Nero

Brave Sir Robin said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:16:00 PM  

I disagree on Noah being Quinn. He wasn't supposed to be a top 3. At least this year. If the Cats pass on Brandon Wright and take Al Thorton or Nick Young, which is what they should do, then Wright might plummet until Billy Knight freaks out.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:16:00 PM  

Noah should take off the dress and swithc into a mansuit

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

yippee, another useless reporter in Rachel Nichols.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:17:00 PM  

Michael Jordan with the homer call.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:19:00 PM  

So much for "most NBA ready" eh MJ?

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:20:00 PM  

Rachel Nichols looks Russian or looks like someone who lives in Pine Barrens

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

OK, I had Chicago taking Spencer Hawes.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

Nice braces asshole.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  

Mike Tirico, stop fidgeting with your pen

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:22:00 PM  

I just threw up on my keyboard. I hate Carolina so much.

And Damn! That's an aggressive comment even if he was kidding. Jordan would p-wn him.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:23:00 PM  

Is Ray Allen done ( career-wise)...seems a high price for a former all star....He no longer plays like Jesus Shuttleworth

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:23:00 PM  

Did Stephen A make any sense?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:24:00 PM  

Woody Paige is giving the rookie symposium talk right now in the green room with the players

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:25:00 PM  

Okay, so Noah is the old Matt Leinart.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:25:00 PM  

sonovabitch!! ..we got Cookie from the Bozo show

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:26:00 PM  

Isn't Noah a taller Ben Wallace. Has no post game. Great job Pax signing wallace for a king's ransom and taking noah

AdamAnt said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:27:00 PM  

Jay Bilas has been freaking out for the last hour about not being able to use the word "motor".

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:28:00 PM  

Okay, take Al Thornton while you can Kings!

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:28:00 PM  

J Noah the face of college basketball last year....hide the children

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:29:00 PM  

BTW is there anyone better at hiding bias (against Carolina/for Duke) than Jay Bilas? It almost makes me annoyed how unemotional he is about that rivalry. And I think that says something sad about the state of announcing.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:31:00 PM  

NBA Live 08: we still can't fix the glitches.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:31:00 PM  

I'm not exactly live blogging, but I am rambling in bursts of five picks.

http://cakerockstheparty.wordpress.com/

Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:32:00 PM  

And Brad Miller will have his hunting trip.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:32:00 PM  

Good pick for Chicago though he is the same player as Ben Wallace and Tyson Chandler who they traded to N.O. last off-season.

And Sacto get the Brad Miller clone. Would've made more sense for Chicago and Sacto to switch guys here.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:33:00 PM  

Jay Bilas is killing my ears.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:34:00 PM  

I think Spencer says...fuck it im rich. thats what Stuart

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:35:00 PM  

And thanks a lot Jay Bilas. I give you props and you turn around and call "not being able to play above the rim or rebound" a nitpick? Come the eff on man.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:35:00 PM  

Sacramento with the Affirmative Action pick.

BJ said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:35:00 PM  

OK then S.A.S, who should Chicago pick?

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:37:00 PM  

If Billy Knight has any common sense in his little brain, he will take Acie Law right here

Anonymous said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:37:00 PM  

S.A.S didn't take his Ritalin.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:37:00 PM  

what brain?

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:37:00 PM  

SAS is rattling off the Bulls' entire roster and how good and "high-energy-like" they all are...should they have forfeited their pick, i guess?

Jun 28, 2007, 8:38:00 PM  

So you can rebound, have energy, can't shoot, has energy, blocks and has energy...good pick?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:38:00 PM  

Phew, not that dumb...

Anonymous said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:38:00 PM  

Is Acie Law the fourth crunk enough for the ATL

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:38:00 PM  

anon 8:37, I guess Knight does have common sense.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:39:00 PM  

"He's not a great shooter, but he can make shots."-JB

Shoot him now.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

can't shoot but has the ability to shoot..WTF is going on?

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

And with the solid pick of Acie Law I'm heading out. Have a good rest of the live-blog guys.

BD said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

Sao Pedffjsojfpfaapanotonio probably sleeps in Philly team locker rooms.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:43:00 PM  

Billie King is in his office with a gun in his mouth.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:43:00 PM  

Did Stu Scott really just say "Acie Earl" instead of "Acie Law"?

Why not just mention Eric Montross, Ron Mercer and Alaa Abdelnaby while you're at it?

Jun 28, 2007, 8:44:00 PM  

fool's gold......took a nap and went to burger king- s.a.s.


M.J. pipes in with the "cheesecake" reference...awful

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:46:00 PM  

ok, that is a heckuva head scratcher.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:46:00 PM  

Meanwhile, somewhere in America, Dr. J weeps.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:47:00 PM  

Thaddeus Young, stupid idea.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:47:00 PM  

don't you think its all on potential from here on out (besides maybe Al Thornton)

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

This bears repeating...this draft is fucked up.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

How the hell is Marc Jackson getting away with his "...midget running the point..." in Atlanta comment???

Not that I'm concerned with offending smallish people, but that's just not politically correct. Simply stunning.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:49:00 PM  

Nice jerseys for Atlanta.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:52:00 PM  

My God. King is working on putting a square in a circle and getting interviewed.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:52:00 PM  

Good pick for N.O

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

Breaking!!! Via Deadspin on Slam Online....."It’s Randolph, Dickau and Freddy Jones for Steve Francis and Channing Frye. Exclusive!" Not sure how to take this, but here's the link. (8:29)

Take it as you will....Thoughts?

Jun 28, 2007, 8:55:00 PM  

I think Bilas has mentioned Wright's shot about 45 times.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:55:00 PM  

At least one Northwest team made a good trade.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:57:00 PM  

Orlando has traded their #54 to the Houston Rockets for cash.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2007/news/story?id=2919948&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

Did Bilas just say Thornton has good "second jumpability"?

Dear God...

Anonymous said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  

Duke sucks Bilas, deal with it.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:02:00 PM  

mookie- maybe Nick Young is the Jumaine Jones of this years draft?

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  

there's no way that Portland-NYK trade is going down.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

Detroit should get Stuckey.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

and yes, there is a new Jumaine Jones here.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:05:00 PM  

Nick Young continues his free fall.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

There's no way Stuart Scott had heart of Rodney Stuckey half an hour ago. Didn't play in the ACC!

Jun 28, 2007, 9:08:00 PM  

Now I know why grades were an issue for Stuckey.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:09:00 PM  

and that freefall ends.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:10:00 PM  

how many times can S.A.S say anybody?

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:13:00 PM  

Nick Young was afraid of OJ Mayo..but then I saw the clip ( could not hear the audio) about some family tragedy...I take back all ill will towards Nick Young

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:13:00 PM  

Weak Ric Bucher...thats old news

Jun 28, 2007, 9:14:00 PM  

The Knicks fans obviously love the idea of Dan Dickau and Fred Jones.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:14:00 PM  

Ric Bucher was reading this live blog ( or the deadspin live blog via slam online)

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:14:00 PM  

maybe prozac or oxycontin for SAS...chill my brutha

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:16:00 PM  

Jay Z picks Sean Williams

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

Sean Williams: Nice pick ,character issue in doubt.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

"One reason it didn't turn away New Jersey..." is that they dont give a fuck, they like potheads who steal laptops.

Jun 28, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

okay so i guess the ESPN editor MEANT to leave...

"...father won Franch Open..."

and ofcourse

COUNTRY: Texas

on the screen? these werent mistakes?

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:19:00 PM  

12 blocks against powerhouse Providence, and gasp, 13 against basketball gods Duquesne.

Jay, the only way you can be a good blocker, is if you HAVE great timing.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:20:00 PM  

Now my hometown in the Oakland Warriors will pick next.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:21:00 PM  
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Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  

Huh?! Marco isn't worth the 18th pick!

Anyway, the LA Lakers are next. Which could make or break Kobe Bryant.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:24:00 PM  

Hope Kobe retires to Colorado

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:28:00 PM  

mark jackson is desi arnez.

point 23 said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:29:00 PM  

http://bp3.blogger.com/_1OMiSrEJXnY/RoRf6auQnvI/AAAAAAAAC6c/0n7u7M4byFU/s1600-h/noah.jpg

Jun 28, 2007, 9:29:00 PM  

I don't think Kobe likey this draftee.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:30:00 PM  

Just when you think Lozo can't possibly bring any more joy to your life...

Jun 28, 2007, 9:30:00 PM  

Vitale giving Kobe analysis...I bet Bucher is furious

Jun 28, 2007, 9:32:00 PM  

I guess that whole Stephen A - Dicky V dinner thing is a joke all into itself, right?

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:34:00 PM  

the crowd likes that pick.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

Kupchak is digging his own grave.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

You can't pause for five seconds before you answer a question by saying "No, absolutely not", KUPCHAK

Jun 28, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

TRADE! Jason Smith to Philly, Cook to Miami.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:42:00 PM  

Daequan Cook can have his party at the holiday inn after all tonight

Statueleft said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

No relation to Chris Dudley, good pick for Charlotte.

Now my fav, the Knicks are next.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

I have the Knicks drafting Al Roker from NBC.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:49:00 PM  

And the Knicks have once again, messed up their draft.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:53:00 PM  

second hop ability?

Jay, you are brutal.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

That is a superb pick for the Bobcats.

Where the hell is Alando Tucker???

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

Portland gets another pick!

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:56:00 PM  

the suns hate the draft.

point 23 said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

So Portland gets Rudy Fernandez.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:59:00 PM  

Is it me, or was Spike Lee absolutely SAUCED during that interview? Slurring like crazy, staring awkwardly. This is the clip of the night as soon as Brightcove posts it...

Chris said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:59:00 PM  

AA isn't kidding, those are some brutal thuderstorms.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 9:59:00 PM  

Pritchard and Allen are making over the Blazers like this is NBA Live...

Anonymous said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

We're providing shoddier live coverage over at brahsome.com as well. If you feel like scoping it out.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:01:00 PM  

Crap, we already have the Kevin Durant Sonics selection commercial.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:02:00 PM  

Morris Almond, from Rice. Anyone else find that funny?

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

And we're not getting any thunderstorms in NC. What's going on cha?

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

Houston is next.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

@brahsome: I challenge you to a shitty live-blog off!

And is there going to be a Bucks Yi Jianlian commercial?

Signs point to no.

I'm expecting Larry Harris to be disappeared into a rural work camp by the weekend.

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:10:00 PM  

This may be a surprise for you, but we in Seattle are experiencing rain and sunbreaks.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:10:00 PM  

Aaron Brooks, Oregon. Wow, I didn't think he'd make it in the 1st round.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:12:00 PM  

Aaron Brooks makes McRoberts look like a brilliant pick.

Aaron Brooks is Tony Delk for Generation Y!

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

Tirico seems to have a lot of trouble with Yi-s name.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

The 35th pick by Seattle is going to Boston. I want to rip the Sonics Organization apart.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

Hey look. Biggio got to 3000 hits.

And he got caught trying to stretch it to a double!

Hah!

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:17:00 PM  

http://cakerockstheparty.wordpress.com is also a lame liveblog option.

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

So Afflalo does go in the 1st round.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

HA!

DigitalHeadbutt said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:21:00 PM  

Cool, they aired the funny bud light commercial.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:22:00 PM  

So the Spurs continue to make themselves more boring with Tiago Splitter.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

Tiago Splitter.

I forgot about the Splitter.

But it's great. The Spurs added another flopper. Now they're even more lovable.

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:26:00 PM  

In case anyone is wondering, the US soccer team scored the first goal against Argentina in the Copa America.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

Finally, the Suns pick Tucker.

Argentina 3 USA 1

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:31:00 PM  

Dicky V: Slightly cranky.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

"OK, who wants to sex the Splitter?"

extrapolater said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:37:00 PM  

What? Oh well, Seattle begins the 2nd round.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:38:00 PM  

Drunk Spike Lee is the ABSOLUTE highlight of the night: http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1080152018

Chris said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:45:00 PM  

BAD WAY TO END THE DRAFT!!! STUPID PICK!!! Should've gone with Nick Fazekas.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:46:00 PM  

Golden State gives up Jason Richardson to Charlotte. I'm baffled.

Mookie said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:47:00 PM  

For Brandan Wright. It Makes no sense to me!

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:51:00 PM  

ANNNNND WE'RE BAAAAAAAAAAACK! Wow what a nightmare. I have no idea who was picked, so you peeps better have kept the comments going.

Jun 28, 2007, 10:55:00 PM  

What an effing boring draft/post. Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn.

Dummy said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:55:00 PM  

Big Baby could have been a Sonic.

Shame?

Andrew said...
Jun 28, 2007, 10:56:00 PM  

and in one fell swoop, portland instantly undoes all the good it did.

shame, really.

point 23 said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:03:00 PM  

You know its a sucky draft when they show you behind the scenes before the damn thing is over.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:07:00 PM  

Thanks a ton for keeping the comments going while I debated killing myself. I appreciate it.

Jun 28, 2007, 11:08:00 PM  

Welcome back AA. Thunderstorms just rolled into NC too.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:11:00 PM  

The legend of Shawn Bradley lives on!

Now you know why Billy King is the worst GM in the league, outside of MSG. I'm shocked we didn't manage to get our hands on Josh McRoberts.

Jun 28, 2007, 11:14:00 PM  

Don't kill yourself. Just wait for Billy King to do it. Plus one of these days SAS's lungs are going to collapse with all words he yells at once. You'll feel better when it happens.


I promise.

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:14:00 PM  

(Billy: meaning he'll off himself)

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

Who is Adam Silver eye-fucking every time he comes out to announce a pick? Is anyone else seeing this? Every time he comes out, he smiles and silently laughs with someone in the crowd...whoever it is, she is one lucky lady...that Adam Silver is a catch.

point 23 said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

@ point 23

LMFAO.

Bstone said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

Must improve: not selling pot to cops

Lord Nero said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:45:00 PM  

KYRYLO FRESENKO
Must Improve: Vowels in first name

Chris said...
Jun 28, 2007, 11:50:00 PM  

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