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It’s G-E-I-C-O, Who Ya Got?

February 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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It’s hard to make jokes in light of Chris Brown vs. Rihanna, but it’s time to break down the most anticipated mid-season skills competition of the year: the classic game of G-E-I-C-O.

The NBA searched high and low, looking for players good enough to not make the competition laughable, but obscure enough to not automatically turn the league down. 

The competitors:

O.J. Mayo – G – Memphis Grizzlies: My personal favorite. The rookie combo guard from USC is the most athletic in the group.  He also doesn’t have to pass the ball. Any observer of Mayo would tell you he is most comfortable not having to share.

Kevin Durant – G/F – Oklahoma City THUNDER: A second year guard who made the ladies swoon in college, but chased the Sonics out of Seattle his rookie year. The THUNDER swingman has extended his long range game and is the tallest of the group. He also is the least athletic. He also would lose in a fight to Sasha Vujacic. I see him as the first to be knocked out.

Joe Johnson – G – Atlanta Hawks: The senior member of this competition. Ol’ Man Johnson is the only All-Star in the trio, and my alternate pick to win it all. He isn’t very athletic, but he is the best mid-range and long range shooter. I don’t give him the nod, however, because the contest is happening outdoors. Let’s go back in time to the last time the NBA tried playing outside

The NBA ignored my suggested “dream” trio, which was Darko Milicic, Joakim Noah and Roy Hibbert. Tell me you wouldn’t love to see those loppy giants stumbling over each other in what would have to be the longest, best game of G-E-I-C-O ever created. 

You were wondering who I thought would win this mythical match-up.

1) Milicic, 2) Hibbert and 3) Noah. 

Next year, NBA.  Next year.

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