Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Slight Change In Plans.

Well you've probably noticed that I haven't blogged here for some time.
There's been a slight change in structure. I've started blogging again, but I've started a tumblr blog called By Duane Watson over at Over there I'm writing about whatever comes to mind, as well as basketball related stuff too. I'll re-populate the hoops content over here as well, or you can just migrate yourself over there.

Just wanted to keep you abreast of things.


Saturday, April 10, 2010


Marcus Thornton gets a good one on Gerald Wallace... I mean G-Dub hits the ground so hard on this one. Jeez

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Bad Luck Bucks.

I don't get what kind of curse the Milwaukee Bucks have incurred upon themselves.

First, Michael Redd, has a season ending injury.

Recently, Carlos Delfino takes a nasty fall.

Now, Andrew Bogut...

Two words stand out from this clip "Theisman category."
It's a shame, they were having a great season too.

Friday, April 2, 2010

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson.

ESPN's awesome sports documentary, 30 for 30 series continues with a film on the enigmatic Allen Iverson. But the story here is his life in Virginia pre-Georgetown, pre-NBA, when one night changed a high school athlete's life and the after effects surrounding it.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Secret Behind Nike Air.

I love a good a commercial, or in 2010 we'll say viral video. This one breaks down the science that behind all of the air in the air bubbles, of your air max, zoom air, etc, is the actual (breathing) air of Nike athletes.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Toronto Media All-Stars Bounce For Youth.

The fact that I'm considered a Toronto Media All-Star is somewhat funny I admit, but that doesn't stop me from getting my game on and representing. Especially when it's a good cause, the first time I played with this squad it was to raise funds for relief support in Haiti, this time it's for the community.

(Brampton, Ontario) Popular media and sport personalities bounced for youth this past weekend with an exciting all star basketball game against local high school players at Fletcher's Meadows Secondary School in Brampton.

With 33 seconds left in the game, the Youth Leadership Team representing One Voice One Team had 4 attempts to drain threes only to come up empty before an ever-excited crowd enabling the Toronto Media All Stars to pull out a 59 - 55 victory. Mike Kennedy, a personal coach and local TV basketball analyst led the way with 22 points while Matte Babel of CP24 and AOL - Sway Magazine writer Duane Watson chipped in with 10 points apiece. Contributions from Toronto Argonaut players Tyler Scott and Matt Black, WNBA bound 6'6 forward Katie Ward and Dana McKiel of Rogers TV rounded out the scoring. Darren Thomas, a Rogers TV colour analyst while rehabbing from a knee injury was on the bench in a coaching capacity.

The game was a pinnacle of a very active day for One Voice One Team, a youth leadership development organization founded by former CFLer Orlando Bowen which featured key note speakers and legendary football stars Chuck Ealey and Pinball Clemons. Among other recognizable faces in the crowd included ex-Argo all stars Clifford Ivory and Adrion Smith as well as Elite Model's Stacey Coke.

The game concludes the Toronto Media All Star season while assisting local school, community and charitable organizations with donations in excess of $240,000 since 1996.

Editors note: I dropped like 15 pts, 6 rebs and 7 assts in this game. There was no scoresheet, and the point that I was playing against high school kids means nothing, LOL.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Meet The New Owner of the New Jersey Nyets.

Mikhail Prokhorov is the Russian tycoon that everyone is talking about and the man who will be getting the Nets to Brooklyn. With his cash infusion of a cool $200 M, he'll have an 80% stake in the worst team in the league, inheriting possibly the worst record in NBA history, (the Nets 9 wins, are currently tied for the lowest wins ever). Congratulations Mikhail.

Anytime you're on the Forbes list (#40), people are aware of how you earned your money, and likely even more interested in how you've been spending it. A recent story on 60 Minutes profiled Prokhorov and didn't really glean anything that you couldn't find online. Not that I'm knocking 60 Minutes, but what I really want to know is what he plans to do with the Nets, particularly with all their flexibility under the cap, how he plans on drawing free agents, a coach and possibly a GM. After being behind Euroleague Champions CSKA Moscow, the 6'8 oligarch can't really employ the money talks strategy to buy a team's success. The NBA has a salary cap... and David Stern will take your money, but he won't take any bull.