Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#Lakers PG Ramon Sessions Will Become Free Agent

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions, decided to decline his player option to return for the 2012-2013 NBA Season. This means that he will become a free agent this summer. Sessions averaged 11.3 points and 5.5 assists per game this season. Sessions was aquired in a mid season trade. He showed some bright spots during the season, but also struggled and times, and didn't come up big in the playoffs the way the Lakers hoped he would. Sources say the Lakers plan to make a major move to upgrade the point guard position for the upcoming season. Sessions would have been paid $4.5 million dollars for the upcoming season.

NBA Looks to Put an End to "Flopping" Next Season

NBA commisioner David Stern looks to put an end flopping. If you don't know what "flopping" is, you probably don't watch the NBA regularly. Flopping is an issue that is spreading around the NBA like a virus. Reminds me of virus that spread due to the little monkey in the movie "Outbreak". A flop is basically when a player "pretends" to be fouled and overreacts to contact made by an opposing player, in hopes to drawl a foul from the referee. In most cases a player will quickly fall to the ground, throwing his arms in the air, as if he was hit by a train.

Sometimes, players are actually effected by the contact made by players. But, in the midst of the fast paced NBA game, the flopping may confuse referees with actual fouls due to physical force.

Whether we like it or not, flopping is a part of the NBA game. And you actually can't be mad at players for using this technique to their advatage, especially if it will put their team in a better position to win. As a fan, it is very annoying to watch, especially when it doesn't go in your teams favor. When a player from an opposing team "flops", we as fans are furious. We tend to hate the referee, the player who flopped, and possibly the NBA as a whole until the anger dies down. But, when it is in our teams favor, its "a part of the game".

David Stern and the competition committee met Monday, to discuss possible solutions to this matter, along with other possible rule changes. Stern also discussed going back to game film, and penalizing players post-game. The same way adjustments can be made to flagrant fouls after the game. The competiton committee is made up of coaches Doc Rivers of Boston, Rick Carlisle of Dallas and Lionel Hollins of Memphis; owners Dan Gilbert of Cleveland and Joe Lacob of Golden State, and general managers Bryan Colangelo of Toronto, Sam Presti of Oklahoma City, Mitch Kupchak of the Lakers and Kevin O'Connor of Utah.

In order for the rules to change, the request must be accepted by the Board of Governors, which will meet in July.

Belle Guys Episode 3 "Sneakerhead"

This episode of the Belle Guys takes a funny hit at sneakerheads. Check it out below, and stick with Screamatme.com for future episodes. Also check below episode 3 for the previous episode "The Ride Out" Episode 3 "Sneakerhead" Episode 2 "The Ride Out"