words // Nick Engvall
Last week, it was the Orlando Magic who let their tempers get the best of them. This week, one of the league’s most entertaining players (at least to me), Charlie Villanueva, let his frustration get out of hand. Villanueva took an elbow from Ryan Hollins. His eventual retaliation led to both players hugging it out with a hand in each others’ face, and subsequently both being ejected. While, an elbow to the face is not easy to let slide, Villanueva is putting the finishing touches on one of the roughest seasons of his career statistically, so a bit of frustration is no surprise. As for Collins, well, he plays for the Cavaliers, and that in itself is enough to be frustrated about this year.
While the Cavs and Pistons tried to straighten things out, the rest of the league took one more step towards closing out the regular season. Although all of the post-season spots have been claimed, there are still a couple of teams jockeying for position over the last week of the season. The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are still fighting for the number two spot in the Eastern Conference, while out west, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers are battling for the same.
Check out the latest Sneaker Watch coverage below with photos courtesy of ESPN.
Ramon Sessions with a lay in wearing the Reebok Zig Slash.
Dwyane Wade grabs a rebound in the Air Jordan 2011. While Joe Johnson, in the Jordan Prime 5, and LeBron, in the Air Max LeBron VIII, look on.
Another look at Joe Johnson wearing the Jordan Prime 5.
Dwight Howard grabs one of his 13 boards in the adidas Superbeast.
Jamal Crawford drives in the Hyperdunk 2010 while Mike Bibby defends in the Jordan CP3.IV.
James Johnson wearing the Cool Grey Jordan Retro 11 . . . attempting a layup from about 22 feet?
Courtney Lee continues to be a fan of the Jordan Retro 3, opting for the Cement colorway.
Brandon Jennings seems lost in thought in the Under Armour Micro G Black Ice Low.
Kevin Durant making his final campaign for MVP in the Nike Zoom KD III.
Brad Miller (why doesn’t he have a good nickname?) continues to support the Nike Shox basketball line with his superior fade-away skills.
Birdman flies in any weather like his Cash Money teammates, as long as he has his Converse Star Player EVOs.
Kenyon Martin, another lifelong supporter of the Nike Shox BB line.
Hakim Warrick in the Air Max Penny avoids T-Wolves defenders who all seem to have an affection for the Flint Jordan Retro 13.