Before I begin my nostalgic farewell post, here is the link to our new blog: [ FromRussiaWithDunk.com ]

Today marks Kim Had Humps’ one year anniversary. On March 31, 2011, three high school seniors – Jonah, Sam, and Raphi – already accepted to college and with absolutely nothing exciting to do, began an email chain about an article posted on another Nets blog, NetsAreScorching.com. I think it was a funny Nets – Bobcats recap. Upon reading the article, Sam half-joked: we could definitely have a great Nets blog. From there, the email chain quickly developed. Eventually, I suggested three blog names: StephenGrahamHopefuls, KimHasHumps, and NetsBlog (in that order). KimHasHumps clearly stood out from the rest and Jonah proceeded to create a blog with WordPress the next day – April 1st.

I wish I could recap 68 pages of posts in one paragraph. Posting articles for the blog has been so much fun. Many of these posts are about “KHH moments,” hilarious unintentional jokes in sports. Other posts are about our ridiculous adventures, addicting Sporcle games, and unforgettable Tweets. These posts will probably never disappear, so feel free to explore the blog.

Our posts have received some attention this past year. A Nets beat writer has Tweeted about our blog, athletes have Tweeted us, and random people have found our blog via weird Google searches. Our friends have also read and commented on our blog. As a result, we have a huge milestone to announce.

Kim Had Humps

Finally!

I would like to thank our fans once again for their support. Without our viewers’ attention, we might not have been as motivated to make dozens of posts each week. I would also encourage our fans to continue following us over at FromRussiaWithDunk.com. Our posts are very Nets-centric and look more professional, even though our sense of humor is still the same. We hope to continue blogging for a very long time.

Farewell Kim Had Humps. You will be missed.

Tristan Thompson with one of his many dunks of the night over Petro.

The Nets’ slim playoff hopes took another huge hit Monday night as they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-100 at The Rock. It was the Nets’ 17th home loss on the year, worst in the Eastern Conference (yes, even worse than Bob’s Cats). This was yet another game where the Nets fell behind early, but they were actually able to make a comeback. They had the lead for much of the third and fourth quarters, but Cavs rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were just too much down the stretch. Combine that with D-Will making bad plays in crunch time, and you end up with a Nets loss. First I will talk about individual player notes and then the implications and what is ahead for the Nets.

Deron and Kyrie Irving was the matchup of the game. Kyrie clearly won the matchup, and the game.

Every game for the Nets ultimately starts and ends with Deron Williams, and it definitely did tonight as well. In the first quarter, Deron did not play well and got in foul trouble. He even got hit with a technical, which is rare for him. There were some terrible calls, but he still should have played better against a terrible Cavaliers defense. When he came back in the second quarter, he played like he was on a mission and like the world was against him. He scored 17 points in that quarter and was able to do whatever he wanted. At that point, I thought he would score 40 easily. But in the second half he cooled down a bit and passed the ball more. I think the reason he scored so much in the second quarter was because the Nets were losing 30-17 after the first quarter and the Nets were doing nothing offensively (or defensively for that matter, but that’s a whole other story). Deron knew that if he didn’t score, nobody would. The game came down to the Williams-Irving matchup, and Irving clearly won, as did the Cavaliers. In the last minute Deron missed an extremely easy layup and threw a pass away when the Nets could have tied the game. Irving hit clutch 3’s and made his foul shots. Although it is debatable whether Irving or Williams is better, I don’t think it is debatable that Irving is a more clutch player. Irving has come up big in crunch time all year, while Williams has missed layups and had turnovers. The ending to this game was eerily similar to the ending when the Nets lost to the Hornets on Saturday. This game seemed to be swinging the Nets’ way for 3 1/2 quarters, but Deron really blew it in the end. Of course, I hope the Nets can keep Deron in free agency, because without him, the Nets would not have even been in this game, but he really has to step it up in crunch time. He did have a huge dunk though, which you can see below:

D-Will was the 2nd quarter star for the Nets, but the star for the game, and the Nets’ best player, was clearly Gerald Wallace. After a disappointing first game as a Net where he only scored 11 points, Crash scored 27 and pulled down 12 boards tonight, in a night where rebounding was a major, major problem, but I will get into that more later. He was also able to draw a ton of fouls, and made his foul shots (10-11). He really couldn’t have played any better offensively. And defensively, he had the play of the game. The Nets were down by 6 with the ball. Gerald Green hits a 3 to cut the lead in half with 20 seconds to go. So what? The Nets are just going to foul, the Cavs will make their shots, and the game will be over. “Not so fast!” said Gerald Wallace. He takes a charge from Kyrie Irving on the inbounds pass and it is Nets ball! Thanks to Crash, the Nets had an opportunity to tie the game. Too bad Deron Williams threw the ball to nobody in particular and secured the loss. I really liked Wallace’s passion and hustle tonight as well.

Crash was the player of the game tonight for the Nets.

Moving on to the other starters, The Hump had his runs tonight, and finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, but really didn’t play that well. He was obviously outplayed by Tristan Thompson, but that may have been more Shelden and Petro’s faults. Marshon had his typical game: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists. Not much more to say there. Moving on to the bench, Gerald Green was not nearly as involved in the offense as he usually is tonight. This is likely because of Gerald Wallace’s presence, but Green only had 5 points. He did have a huge 3 at the end to keep the Nets alive, though. He obviously still needs to learn to play with Crash, and this chemistry will take time to develop. After one of the better shooting performances I have seen from Morrow, he really did not play well today. He shot 3-10 and missed his open shots. He is paid to shoot the ball and he did not do it well tonight. After the game ended, he was clearly frustrated and threw his headband across the court. At least he is upset about the losing. Petro is absolute trash. Fans were booing him all night. I might have been the loudest one, and because I was sitting about 7 rows behind exactly where Avery was standing, whenever Petro was in, I yelled at Avery to take him out. I’m positively sure he heard me; I was very loud.

What a mismatch

The defense tonight obviously wasn’t good, but the much bigger problem was rebounding, and rebounding from Tristan Thompson. This guy was the 4th pick in the draft, but he really isn’t that good, averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Tonight he had 27 and 12, and devoured the Nets on the glass. 8 of his 12 rebounds were offensive, and most of those rebounds were followed by a layup or dunk. I really don’t want to know how many dunks he had tonight. Antawn Jamison also had 6 offensive boards. Wallace had 12 rebounds and The Hump had 11 (though he could have had much more), so I mostly blame Shelden, Petro, and even Gerald Green for this. Petro had 0 rebounds in 16 minutes. Completely unacceptable for a 7 footer. If not for the rebounding, the Nets would have easily won this game. Alonzo Gee fouled out of the game. This made me happy.

The Nets definitely looked like a dejected team after tonight's loss.

This was a game that I very much want to forget. The Nets were outplayed and outhustled by a bad team at home, which made this such a Nets game. Unfortunately, it seems that we are seeing more and more Nets games as the season goes on. The Nets will welcome a team into The Rock on Wednesday, who has also played their share of Nets games this year, George Washington’s Wizards. The Nets last played the Wiz on opening night, a Nets victory which gave fans unfulfilled hope for the remainder of the season. Both teams have went straight downhill since that game, which makes Wednesday’s game an instant KHH classic. Hopefully I will be in attendance, but unfortunately KHH favorite Javale McGee will not be. He was traded to the Nuggets at the trading deadline, which is really a shame for KHH fans. I was really looking forward to seeing him, but now I might just have to settle for Andray Blatche and Brian Cook. Ew. This is sure to be a very ugly game where a ton of points are scored because of a lack of defense. It is very possible that the Nets and Wizards are the worst two defensive teams in the NBA.

Unfortunately, there will not be another Battle of the Grahams tonight.

Tonight, the Nets will be hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers at The Rock and one KHH blogger will be in attendance. I have already purchased my lower center ticket for $6, but if courtside opens up, we may take that instead, although that is unlikely. It may be a difficult game for me because I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled today and may be on a lot of drugs for the game, but hopefully I will be paying enough attention to know what is going on. When the KHH bloggers attended last season’s Nets-Cavaliers game, it was a Battle of the Grahams. We will not be witnessing another colossal battle of this magnitude as neither Graham is currently in the NBA. Also in last season’s game, the Cavaliers were in the midst of their record 26-game losing streak and almost snapped it against the Nets. Daniel Gibson got a good look at a 3 at the buzzer that would have won the game for Cleveland. Also, this happened:

Hopefully Ryan Hollins will make another similar play tonight and we will witness another KHH classic. Even though they are not quite as KHH as they were last year, the Cavaliers are still a very KHH team. Their KHH all-stars are Omri Casspi (because he’s Jewish), Alonzo Gee (because he’s Alonzo Gee), Luke Harangody (because he is a D-league rival of Dennis Horner), Ryan Hollins (see the above video), Anderson Varejao (because of his hair), and new addition Luke Walton. For those idiots that still believe the Nets have a chance at the playoffs, this is yet another must-win game. The Cavaliers are 3 games ahead of the Nets and just one of the many teams the Nets will need to catch in order to make the playoffs. It’s not happening. However, I do think that the Nets will win this game. They are due for a win and the Cavs are a bad enough team that they will lose to the Nets at the Rock (where the Nets are now 5-16 after losing to the Hornets). I think it will be very close though, 107-105 Nets. The Hump will have a big, big game, possibly even his first 20-20.

Kyrie Irving will do his best to contain D-Will tonight.

This is Hilarious

Posted: March 19, 2012 by jam7241993 in Uncategorized
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Click here (watch closely).

With the first two rounds in the books and the Sweet 16 approaching on Thursday, I thought it was a good time for a KHH bracket update. For the most part, the KHH bracket has been doing very well, with the exception of one region, the east. I will get into that later, but right now I am currently in the 92nd percentile of all yahoo brackets. In total, I have gotten 33 out of the 48 picks correct so far. Pretty good. Below I will show my picks and give comments on the best and worst ones.

South region: 

South Region Picks

Comments:

This was definitely my best out of the four brackets, as I have all 4 of the Sweet 16 teams picked correctly. The 1, 3, and 4 teams all advanced to the Sweet 16 as usual, but I had an excellent pick in Xavier. I obviously didn’t think that Lehigh would beat Duke, but I did think that Xavier would. Even though they had an easier game with Lehigh than they would have had with Duke, they are in the Sweet 16 where they deserve to be. I am definitely looking forward to that Indiana-Kentucky rematch game in the next round. It should be a great one. I expect Baylor to beat Xavier pretty easily, as Xavier had a very close game today with a 15 seed (the score shows a 12 point game, but the game was at one point tied at 52).

West region: 

West Region Picks

Comments:

Another pretty good bracket as I have 3/4 of the Sweet 16 teams correctly picked. The bottom half of this bracket is especially good, with Norfolk State over Missouri in the first round being my only miss. The Florida pick was excellent for me and I got lucky that they didn’t have to face Missouri in the next round. I have them beating Marquette in the next round and I’m going to stick with that. I like that matchup for the Gators. In the top half of this bracket, I missed with Long Beach State, but I think Michigan State should be able to handle Louisville in the next round. However, Louisville won the Big East tournament and is very hot right now. I definitely would not be shocked to see them upset the Spartans in the Sweet 16.

East region: 

East Region Picks

Comments:

Here is the region that really screwed my bracket up. If not for this region, I would have a top 1% bracket on yahoo. Things were looking good after the first round here, but when Florida State and Vanderbilt, my two Elite Eight teams from this bracket, lost in the second round, my bracket took a big hit. Both teams lost close games, but close does not matter in game picking. I was especially disappointed in SEC champ Vanderbilt. I really had a good feeling about them this year, but it wasn’t meant to be. In the next round, there could be some upsets here. Cincinnati has been playing extremely well and very well might beat Ohio State. I’m still picking the Buckeyes though. Syracuse has been a little shaky in their first two games and I really don’t like them this year. They could also be upset in the next round too.

Midwest region: 

Midwest Region Picks

Comments:

Even though I only went 2/4 for Sweet 16 teams in this region, my two Elite Eight teams are still alive, which is good news. I was surprised that N.C. State beat Georgetown today. I don’t think either team is very good, and I think Kansas will blow out N.C. State in the next round. In the top half of this bracket, Ohio shocked South Florida today to advance to the Sweet 16. This surprised me. I thought USF was better than that. Ohio is obviously a very good team after beating Michigan and South Florida, but I don’t think they stand much of a chance against UNC next round. That will be a blowout. I will be surprised if we don’t see UNC and KU in the midwest region Elite Eight.

KHH Milestone – Countdown Update

Posted: March 19, 2012 by humphries43 in Kim Has Humps News
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Only ten more views to go! The KHH bloggers are preparing a celebratory post.

Could this be the core of a Nets playoff run THIS YEAR? The Nets answered that question tonight with a resounding NO.

The Nets blew a 12 point fourth quarter lead at home to a team with 10 wins tonight in what could be the KHH bloggers’ last Nets event together this year. Things were looking great in the third quarter as the Nets took a big lead into the fourth, but the defense was just too terrible and the shots stopped falling offensively, and the Nets did not show a strong enough will to win. First I will talk about the plot of the game, then some individual player notes, and then the notes and jokes from this game.

Gerald Wallace in his Nets debut

This was a very boring game until the end of the third quarter. It seemed like the Nets always had a lead of between 2 and 5 points and that it was never going to change. We always had a feeling that the Nets would win, because they are the more talented team (it is rare that I can say that) and they are playing at home, but in the fourth quarter, a huge collapse occurred. I will start off towards the end of the third quarter. At the end of this quarter, the Nets jumped out to a 10 point lead with about 2 minutes remaining. However, their defense then just stopped trying and they let the Hornets cut the lead to 5 and it looked like it was going to be yet another Nets end of quarter collapse. But then, something unusual happened. The Nets finished the quarter strong, highlighted by a Morrow steal, pass ahead to D-Will, and a Crash 3 at the buzzer, his first 3 as a Net. After this, everyone in the Rock was happy, it was t-shirt toss time, and the Nets were up by 12, a safe lead when you are playing an awful team at home. But in the fourth quarter, the Hornets started to chip away at the lead. We still felt safe, because it is still the Hornets. With about 90 seconds left however, Jarrett Jack hit a 3 to give the Hornets a 1 point lead. We were shocked, but honestly I was not concerned. Deron will lead the Nets down the floor and figure out how to get them a basket and the Nets will win this game. But Deron did not make shots and layups that he usually can make in crunch time. After a Deron miss, the Hornets had the ball back up by 1. Wallace knocked the ball out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left on the shot clock, so we thought this would probably be a terrible shot by New Orleans and the Nets would have another chance to take the lead. The ball is inbounded to Chris Kaman near the 3-point line. Good. Except that he shoots because he didn’t have any other options, and absolutely swishes a 3. Yes, Chris Kaman swished a 3. After reviewing it, it was ruled a 2-pointer, which is a big difference, but it was still a humungous shot. After another Deron miss, the Hornets got the ball back again and had Marco “Belly” Belinelli hoisted up a long, long 3 as the shot clock was expiring. Swish. 6 point lead, game over. Nets lose in Gerald Wallace’s “much anticipated” debut.

Chris Kaman making an impossible dagger-shot against the Nets

Now before I go any further, I must point out that Kaman’s, Belly’s, and even Jarrett Jack’s shots were all very lucky and should not have went in. Also, Deron would usually make his shots in crunch time because the Hornets defense is not good and Deron should have dominated them. Kaman has never made a 3 in his NBA career (0-16) and it would have been his first, and Belly’s shot was really ridiculous. But this loss really, really hurts the Nets chances of doing anything this year. Coming into this game, the Nets were 5.5 games behind the Knicks and Bucks, and with a Knicks win and Nets loss tonight, they are now 6.5 back with 20 games remaining. That is terrible, and with the Knicks and Bucks improving by the day, I really give them no chance at making the playoffs. I have said this all along. Even if they got Dwight I wouldn’t have expected them to make the playoffs. But at this point, anybody who thinks they will make it is a wishful-thinking idiot. Even though Gerald Wallace is a large improvement over Deshawn Stevenson, he will not make a big enough impact on this team. And when you think about it, this was almost the whole Nets team with the exception of Jordan Farmar, and they were still unable to beat a terrible team at home. You can also say they were without Brook Lopez, but we have no idea if or when he will come back to the team this year. And we definitely can’t wait any longer for him behind 6.5 games with 20 remaining. So, please, do not say Nets and playoffs in the same sentence ever again until next season.

Gerald Green definitely knew that it was Nets "Green Night".

Now on to the individual player performances. Deron had a pretty good game until the end of the fourth quarter, finishing with 20 points and 12 assists. However, he only shot 9-24 (I called he would have a bad shooting game). He had his share of nice dishes though, mostly to Morrow and Gerald Green. I predicted a big game from Marshon, who only had 10 points, but he played a whole lot better than he did last night. This is the kind of performance I would have expected from him before the start of the season when my expectations got raised. The Hump only had 8 points on 3-10 shooting and no Hump Dunks, but he did have 16 rebounds (I predicted at least 15) and a big Hump Block. A very typical game from Kris. In his Nets debut, Gerald Wallace was honestly disappointing to me. I know that he is a huge upgrade over Deshawn, but 11 points on 3-9 shooting just isn’t that good for a starting small forward. He is known for his good defense, but Trevor Ariza, who he was guarding for most of the game, still had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists on the night. Wallace only had 3 boards and 3 assists. Moving on to the bench players. Morrow did exactly what Net fans expect he would do tonight. Knock down open shots. He was playing against a bad defense and was getting open looks all night. He was 8-13 from the field, 4-4 from 3, and did not do much else. This is exactly what the Nets expect from Morrow every night, but he does not always do this. He did it tonight and we can’t ask him for anything more. It was “Green Night” at the Rock, and Gerald definitely took notice, especially in the first half. He had 16 points for the game, and 12 in the first half. He also had one humungous block in the fourth quarter that was probably goaltending, but I think the referees were so impressed with how high he got that they just didn’t want to call it. Johan and J-Will played way too many minutes tonight. Even though they only played 15 minutes combined, it was 15 too many. Between them they had 0 points and 3 fouls. So typical. After his terrible 2-13 shooting performance last night, Sundiata was benched by Avery in favor of Jerry Smith, who made his home debut. I was not impressed by Jerry, but Sundiata is starting to piss me off a little bit with his bad decision making, low shooting percentage, and turnovers. His fourth quarter garbage time efficiency cannot save him from Avery. The bottom line is that the Nets need Farmar to come back now. Another surprising benching was Deshawn, who had been a starter for pretty much the entire season, including last night. He did not play a minute tonight and was most definitely angry about it. I guess Avery doesn’t like half court alley oops that go in the basket. But seriously, I’m glad I didn’t have to witness any disgusting Deshawn 3-pointers tonight.

Now for some jokes and notes:

  • It was truly an adventure getting to The Rock tonight. First of all, it was St. Patrick’s Day, which meant that Penn Station would be even more crowded than usual. Secondly, Raphi somehow thought I wanted him to meet me at Penn Station instead of 72nd street as usual, and this caused us to miss our 6:39 train and instead had to take a disgusting 7:03 train after the 6:53 train got delayed and never arrived (LOL). When we finally got to Penn, there was a humungous (I like that word tonight for some reason) crowd of people formed around the gate to the track (very few of them going to the Nets game) and it would have taken us at least 5 or 10 minutes to get through all of them onto the train. So instead, we attempted to take a Penn Station elevator downstairs. Disgusting, I know, but what can you do. There was a crowd around the elevator too, but we got on the second elevator to the track level, but just barely. A woman already in the elevator didn’t want me to get on it because she thought it was too crowded. She was obviously very drunk and I was not going to listen to her. As soon as the doors closed, she said “I’m going to throw up”. Thank God she did not. After the doors closed, the elevator did not move for 5 seconds and then jerked downwards very quickly. I was sure it was broken, but somehow we ended up on the track level. It probably broke when the next round of people got on it. On the way back after the game, we got to the Newark Station at 10:30 (because it was an 8 PM game for some reason) and there was not another train to New York for 40 minutes. There was no way we were going to be waiting in Newark for that amount of time, so we were forced to take the Path. It actually went surprisingly well for Path standards, and we got home at a somewhat reasonable hour.

This is how Penn Station looked tonight.

  • Now I will talk about our seats for this game. We waited until the last minute as usual to get tickets to this game on stubhub, and were hoping that something would open up in lower center. Nothing did, and we were forced to buy $2 tickets for lower baseline. What a ripoff. Raphi brought his Raptors tickets for section 7 (lower center) and we were planning on moving over there. We took seats in section 6 after avoiding a security guard, and were going to move over to section 7 at the first opportunity. We saw her look at us, but we didn’t think she would actually care. After sitting in section 6 for 5 or 10 minutes and preparing to move over one section, she came over and asked for our tickets. I was absolutely shocked. How did she know? She kicked us out and we went to our real seats, but for very briefly. At the first timeout, it was the first of two t-shirt tosses (throw aways), which are excellent times to move down because of all the chaos over getting a terrible, advertisement-ridden throw away t-shirt. We moved down with ease and sat in the floor risers for the entire game. However, on our way down, I took a quick break. To catch a throw away shirt, my first of the year after catching many last year at both Nets and Mets games. It was a great moment. It is even a pretty good shirt, after some terrible shirts sponsored by the New Jersey hospital last year. It has the Nets “35 years” logo on it, which is a pretty cool think to have for a die-hard Nets fan, I guess. The only problem is that under that it has a disgusting, rainbow advertisement for Party City. Raphi recommended that I bleach it out. It is a possibility. Whatever. For a moment, I would like to go back to talking about when we got kicked out of our fake seats, which were not much better than our actual tickets. The Nets sold 11,000 tickets to this game, which means that there were 7,000 empty seats. There were actually much more than that because I’m sure some people bought tickets to this game thinking that it will be Dwight’s debut and decided not to show up because he wasn’t playing. A few years ago at the Izod Center, during the 12-70 season, ushers did not care at all if you moved down. But now, even more than last year, they are cracking down on move-downers, and it is very annoying. I think they are trying to become more professional in preparation for the move to Brooklyn, but it is just making them lose fans. Seriously Nets, stop with the ushers. Nobody cares about this team and it doesn’t matter if some people move down a few rows to take what would have been an empty seat. It is actually the reason why I am a Nets fan and not a Knicks fan; you can get cheap seats to Nets games and move down, while at Knicks games you pay a ton of money to have a bad seat and can’t move down. I hope and pray that the Nets will not sell out games next year in Brooklyn and that we will be able to continue buying cheap tickets and moving down.

Empty seats at The Rock. Even though this picture is of the upper level, the lower level has plenty of empty seats too.

  • It was extremely hot, literally, in the Rock tonight. I don’t mean that the building was a happening place where people were going crazy. I mean that it was literally at least 75 degrees, a very uncomfortable temperature. I’m not sure why this happened, and I think the players were probably pretty uncomfortable. Once on “Rock Vision” they showed a woman fanning herself with her hand. Such a joke.

If only it could have been another Night of Chinese Culture, we would have been able to use these.

  • The Hornets wore their disgusting yellowy mustardy jerseys tonight and they were very hard to watch. Those uniforms really are trash and I don’t know why any Hornets fan would ever buy one. The combo of Chris Kaman and that jersey made them even more disgusting. How did they beat the Nets while wearing that?

Chris Kaman wearing his disgusting Hornets uniform.

  • I think that Chris Kaman saw us making fun of him on this blog and was out for vengeance tonight. He scored 20 points, including that huge almost-3. I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but he is a quality NBA player and he earned it tonight. I will shut up about for a few days.

This was the last event that two KHH bloggers will attend together until May. It was also Raphi’s last ever Nets game at The Rock, but he is sure to return for other joke events (Liberty, anyone?). However, I still have plenty of amazing Nets action ahead of me at The Rock, featuring tons of joke teams including the Cavaliers on Monday, George’s Wizards on Wednesday, and Charlotte and Bob’s Cats on Saturday! Hurray! I would have expected the Nets to win at least 2 if not all 3 of those games, but after tonight, I really don’t know. For Raphi, the Nets had a great run at The Rock, and the Nets will definitely miss him attending their games. The Nets went a classic 0-5 when both KHH bloggers attend their games this season. Luckily, I will be going by myself for the next 3 games. When I go without Raphi, the Nets are a perfect 1-0!