Posts Tagged ‘Ish Smith’

Phoenix Suns Find Second Jobs

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Phoenix Suns recently posted a series of photos on their website from an event where several Suns players and coaches spent a day working for Southwest Airlines at the Phoenix Airport. So if you happened to fly Southwest out of Phoenix this week and your bag is missing a wheel or a handle, you might be able to blame point guard Ish Smith or coach Jeff Hornacek. And give it up for Goran Dragic, rocking the neon vest on the runway…

But when I went to to see if any video existed of this event, I instead found myself taking a wonderful trip in the internet wayback machine. It seems having the Suns work at the airport isn’t the first time the Suns have found secondary jobs, because here’s a video of former forward Tom Gugliotta, who played for the Suns from 1998-2004, putting in work at a Phoenix-area car wash for a bit called Suns Hidden Camera. Nice cargo jorts, Googs.

VIDEO: Tom Gugliotta Car Wash

(Airport via TNLP)

Ish Smith Welcomes John Wall Back

by Zettler Clay IV

Washington sports could use an uplifting story. With their football savior set to recover from tearing his knee, the Wizards gladly welcome their franchise savior John Wall into the fold.

Not so fast Wizards stakeholders. It generally takes time to get back into the swing of things. The Magic’s Ish Smith served as a reinforcer of this cliche/truism:


In fairness, this play was more Smith being spectacular than Wall being rusty. But the night wasn’t done before Wall provided superb get-back of his own:


The Wizards won their second game in a row by double-digits with Wall back in uniform. A trend may be forming here. District residents can only hope.

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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 4 Memphis

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. We move now to the East region, with No. 1 seed Wake Forest taking on Memphis, fresh off a win over Marquette in last week’s play-in game.


Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Chris Paul, Hornets: 21.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 0.1 blocks, 3.3 steals
Josh Howard, Wizards: 17.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.5 steals
Tim Duncan, Spurs: 22.5 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.3 blocks, 1.2 steals
Al-Farouq Aminu, Clippers: 15.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 2.0 steals
James Johnson, Raptors: 15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.9 blocks, 2.4 steals

Missed the cut: Darius Songaila, Sixers; Jeff Teague, Hawks; Ish Smith, Grizzlies

Team synopsis: Wake Forest may not seem like much, but they do have the best point guard in the NBA and the greatest power forward of all time, which makes them pretty dangerous no matter who else is on the court. Howard may not be the All-Star he was in Dallas, but he can still be pretty dangerous. Aminu and Johnson are youngsters with talent who don’t get a ton of minutes, but their per-48 stats suggest that could change down the road.