|Cartoon courtesy Larry Johnson, WEEI|
Kevin Garnett has tied a rather unique record this season. He has been on the winning team on opening night in each of the last 11 seasons. This ties the record held by Tim Duncan from 1987 -2007 and Hal Greer from 1961 through 1971. Pretty impressive.
Dwyane Wade has said that he is ditching his Flash nickname. That nickname was given to him by none other than Shaquille O'Neal when they played together. This is definitely a dig at Shaq. It's just one more chip on Shaq's rather broad shoulders for this season.
When I watch Kevin Garnett digging in for a key defensive stop, all I can think of is an octopus. He looks like he has more than 2 arms because they are everwhere. Definitely an intimidating sight to see him with that growl on his face and those arms flailing everywhere.
Anyone doubting that Kendrick Perkins will be back better than ever needs to think again. Perk is not just sitting around while he is rehabbing his knee. He is working hard enough to be way ahead of schedule in his rehab. He has also lost 10 lbs and is working on losing another 10 before his return. This will make him lighter, more durable, and quicker. He is also shooting free throws. He has a goal of making (not taking but MAKING) 300 free throws a day. He is also working on his jumper and post offense. Mark my words.... We will see a new and improved Kendrick Perkins when he comes back. I'll leave you with a video from Chris Forsberg that shows Perk working on his offense at practice.