March 15, 2009


Just when I think I've lost all confidence in Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo, he goes out and signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu. He goes out and gets me all excited to watch a matinee between Toronto and Indiana, so I can see what this kid is all about it.

Well, I watched. And I believe the hype. Forget about Shawn Marion. The rest of this dreadful season is about Pops.

Look at that picture above. Pops brings the fire. He is one intense mother fucker. And intensity is the last thing that comes to mind when I think of the Toronto Raptors.

Pops' line today: 21 points in just under 22 minutes, five-of-10 from the field, 11-of-13 from the free throw line, along with eight rebounds, five of them offensive. Read: filthy.

(Clearly, I like saying "Pops.")

He's only played five games, but Pops looks like the player the Raptors have lacked for so very, bloody long.

It's tough not to enjoy watching Pops, the undrafted product of George Washington college and London, England, on the court right now. And there hasn't been much to enjoy this season when watching, or listening to, Toronto basketball.

And with a name like Pops Mensah-Bonsu, how could anyone not like him?

Do your thing, Pops. For Colangelo's sake, and for mine, I sincerely hope you're not just another Jamario Moon.


wrap around curl said...

I feel like the basketball is strategically placed.

eyebleaf said...

What can I say, Wrap, Pops does pound the ball.

Lee(tch) said...

Keep Pops. Trade Bosh. Build around Barnagni, Calderon, and Pops.

Are you not on FB anymore?

eyebleaf said...

Kiener! I knew you'd be loving Pops' antics. He's hype. And how about Andrea? Swoon. Kid is on fire.

No more FB for me, brother. But you know where to reach me. Hockey's starting up soon. I'll be in touch.

Escaped Lab Rat said...

I enjoy saying 'Pops' too. It just kind of rolls off the tongue.

On The Fence Sports said...

when you work hard the results just fall into your lap. simple as that.

On The Fence Sports

Parth Pandya said...

When I saw the pic I thought it was KG.