Monday, May 9, 2011

D-LIST + Lakers Addition

Hey everyone, hope everyone is doing well.

For those watching the playoffs, wow, what can you say about the Lakers ah? did anyone expect that? specially yesterday, getting blown out like that.

For those who aren't, I'm sure you got better things to do than watch basketball.

I'm guessing that most of you know or heard of a website called d-list, well anyway, I also heard of it and I logged on, not to date of course, but to try and get more people to read my blog and maybe find more nice people to talk to and to get to know just like I did through this blog.

I called myself Anon_Bball and of course I would be happy to hear from any of you that have a profile on this site and wish to say hey or chat a little or of course help people hear about my blog.

I wish I could use this site to meet some nice guys, cause there are sure some good looking guys on there, but since I can't put up a picture and really let them know who I am, I don't see too much sense in doing that.

Besides that there is around a month and a half left before my vacation and i'm getting excited, have it down to two locations I need to choose from, but non the less, just getting excited thinking about it.

As you can guess I can go to most countries without anyone knowing me, but I need to find somewhere that has a good gay life and something to do besides that.

Every year I hope something special happens on my vacation, even though for most of the last years it brought me a lot of fun, but also some heart break and some bad times after that, but boys will always be boys I guess.

On a different note, I try to read and keep up with gay rights and gay sites that have interesting stories as much as I can, I read a lot about college players that come out, usually not in the major sports, but still it makes for a nice read and i'm happy they feel better.

I don't want to say it again, because I said it 500 times, but I will make it 501 none the less. It's great and i'm all for it, but things won't change until pro athletes that are well known and compete at top level, whether in the N.B.A/N.F.L and other major sports come out and go publicly with their sexuality.

I don't see that happening in the near future, and again, I don't expect anyone to come out, just too much at stake. All of us also tend to forget that most gay men in life find other solutions and go on and get married to a woman, have kids and just live without being what they wished they would.

None of us can judge them or put ourselves in their shoes, so I guess all of us just need to accept it and continue to wait.

Enjoy the rest of the week and before I forget, whether you are a Lakers lover or hater, Phil Jackson deserves a word for all he is done for coaching and for basketball, it will be interesting to see if he stays retired.

Till we meet again.

p.s - Most of the comments have been about the Lakers, so I just wanted to add a little of what I think on the subject.

I enjoyed watching the Lakers and the team that has come together to be one that will be remembered in the history of the N.B.A, however in this last year I think everyone slowly started to dislike the Lakers a little bit. I was hoping Boston will win last year, but that wasn't the case, however everyone knows that every dynasty will eventually end, and we all know it's the Lakers time.

As for Phil Jackson, I have a feeling that if in interesting challenge will come his way then he might come back in a couple of years. As for leaving the starts on the floor the whole fourth quarter. It might be a message of sort, Saying you are the one's who brought us until here, in the good times and in the bad times, so you need to be the ones who play it out.

None of this is can explain the way some of the Lakers behaved in the second half, and as a player and a person, it's easy to show character when you win, but it's much harder to do so when you lose, and some of the Lakers showed little class if any in that game 4.

I think that the Lakers understood after game 3 that this series is over and I think they fell apart mentally, and just didn't or couldn't give anymore in game 4, if you saw game 3, you could also see that Phil was much more emotional than usually, maybe he also had enough. One of his quotes after the game, might take us to that direction, when he said that he's glad this season is over.

What will the future hold for them? And how much gossip are we going to here in the near future, well, will just wait and see I guess


  1. If the endorsements weren't at risk I am sure there would be more to come out but I think even today it would damage your earnings. Hope you have a great vacation!!

  2. Hey B-Baller a few things,

    First I’m glad the Lakers got blew out. I don’t like the Lakers; I just don’t like how sportscasters automatically pencil them in for all the post-season awards. I wish all the best to Phil Jackson and I really hope he stays retired because no one will remember this last series of games when they talk about what he’s done.

    I really hope you are able to find someone that can be with you for who you are and not what you can do for them. I’m a NBA fan because of an encounter with a player that was going through what you are going through right now, this was back in the early 90’s, and so you know what you are dealing with is not new. He got married and we stop communicating because he couldn’t have any temptations around him (his words not mine).

    You are right things will not change, that is unless a MVP with rings come out of the closet, protect you ID man and make your money. It’s not happening anytime soon, in 10 – 12 years when you are done with the NBA you can be who and what you want. (I.e. John Amaechi).

    Hey everyone plays the game at some level, the level you play the game depends on how much you have to lose. You have a long career ahead of you so you have to play the game at the highest level, sad but true.

    I hope you have a great vacation man and get yours now while you can still go unknown.

  3. What worries me is the thought that my younger bro and others his age will grow up not remembering the glory years. Obviously there will up swings, but not like what we saw. It's a shame how the dynasty collapsed in just one quick sweep.

  4. Unfortunately, i'm old enough to remember Phil Jackson when he was playing in the NBA. He was an awkward, untalented hack imo. I haven't liked him much better as a coach either.

    After the way LA played the first 3 games, it wasn't very surprising that they played dead in game 4. And it was just stupid for Jackson to leave his starters in the game so long in the 4th quarter when it was so far out of reach. It would've been much better for Jackson, the team and the NBA if Odom and Bynum weren't out there to commit their low-class, ugly fouls.

  5. You mentioned you still have about 1 1/2 months left to your season. Is that because basketball starts later over there or is this post season ? If you're in the playoffs, good luck.