Mike Brown is Lakers’ New Coach?!

Wow. That guy is seriously overrated. Reference my post two years ago: Mike Brown is a Glorified Cheerleader. Yes the Cavs had great records but they also had Lebron James. And good assistant coaching staff. But their failures in the postseason can be directly attributed to a poor head coach. This is the wrong guy to lead the Lakers. But hey, Mr. Brown, please feel free to prove me (and a lot of other people) wrong. Why not Adelman? That guy managed to make the Rockets respectable without McGrady or Yao Ming. Oh well.

Russell Westbrook?

Russell Westbrook is good but what the hell? The superstar and go-to guy on the Thunder is Kevin Durant. It seriously doesn’t make sense that Durant sometimes doesn’t even touch the ball for long stretches and in clutch time. And you see Westbrook not making a single pass and driving in (and missing). It’s just plain dumb really. Someone put him in his place. Read.

No Interest in NBA Playoffs

Since both the Lakers (what a bummer) and Knicks are out, I’ve lost a lot of interest in the NBA playoffs. I just don’t want Miami to win. I’m thinking the Bulls are going to win the championship this year. I’m not feeling the Mavs or Thunder. And that leaves the Grizzlies but I think OKC is going to win. I guess by default I’m rooting for the Bulls since they’re playing Miami. Although I don’t like Dallas, I guess Dirk deserves a ring. But I don’t think they can beat Chicago. Eh, whatever.

No Escape Plan for Bin Laden?

I find it really strange that someone like Bin Laden didn’t have some type of rapid escape plan for exactly the type of raid the United States conducted that ended with his death. You would assume the most wanted fugitive on the planet would expect that some day the U.S. might figure out where he is and go in after him. So maybe some type of underground tunnel or something. I mean they even built that whole compound he was living in. The fact that he did not have such contingencies makes it seem like he felt safe there, which would indicate the Pakistani government or elements in the government and its intelligence agencies knew he was there and and were providing safe haven for him. Something tells me the Pakistanis didn’t really believe the U.S. would go in unilaterally or at least would notify Pakistan beforehand, giving them time to warn Bin Laden.

But of course, this is all speculation and conspiracy theory stuff. Just wondering out loud. For Bin Laden to be surprised in the middle of the night with just 3 men with him, he must have felt relatively safe and did not expect a raid like that to happen. Very odd.

Osama Bin Laden Killed by U.S.

Wow. Well 10 years later, we finally got Osama Bin Laden, the founder/leader of Al Qaeda, responsible for the 9/11 attacks. By most accounts, in recent years he had very little operational control of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, but nevertheless he’s major symbol in the war on terror. This is what happens when you put pressure where you should be putting pressure on. Not to be a cynic, but Afghanistan is turning into a unwinnable scenario. Think of all the resources we wasted in Iraq that could’ve been put into Afghanistan, we probably would’ve caught bin Laden years ago.

Having lived in NYC practically my whole life, the 9/11 attacks hit home, literally. I still remember vividly rushing back from math class freshman year at Cornell to watch the news and call (or try to call) everyone back home to make sure everyone was okay. It’s never a good thing to celebrate someone’s death but at least all those who lost loved ones back then can feel some type of closure knowing that this evil man responsible for the attacks is now gone.

P.S. You know what’s weird? Just a night before Obama and Gates were laughing at a joke by Seth Meyers about no one noticing that Bin Laden hosts a show on C-SPAN. While unknowingly to the public, an operation had been going on for 8 months and at that point Obama had already given the go-ahead to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden. I don’t know, the juxtaposition of the events is eerie.

What’s Good #1

New random post series on random topics, also randomly called “What’s Good” which may or may not have a #2. Yes, ok.

Man, can’t believe the Spurs actually got eliminated.. Grizzlies even took Game 1 from Thunder today.

Donald Trump got humiliated at the Correpondents’ Dinner. Seriously, Obama roasted him real good and Seth Meyers finished him off. Damn, it felt like his presidential aspirations were killed right then and there. What made it so funny was that what they said weren’t really exaggerations because Donald Trump is a freaking caricature. I don’t know how any intelligent person with any common sense could possibly consider him a good presidential candidate. Oh wait, this is America.

Here’s one line from Seth Meyers: “Donald Trump has been saying that he’ll run for President as a Republican, which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.” BURN! I thought the same thing.