Think back to a time, long ago (ok about a year ago) when we were not worried about if we were going to have an NFL season...Now look at us: knees trembling, praying we get to see our beloved Saints play football this year. Well what if they don't...they need a job right? Well, I've got one for them...The New Orleans Hornets have stumbled into the playoffs and maybe the Saints could take over! Move over Chris Paul, stand aside Emeka Okafur, get on the bench Quincy Pondexter (oh wait just stay where you are...) Stand up and get loud...for your starting lineup for the NEW New Orleans Hornets!
At Center, from The University of Miami, standing 6'6", and 260 lbs....number "double zero" JJJJJJIMMY GRRRRAHAM!!!!
He played Forward in college, Tight End in the NFL, but coming back to the game of basketball he's been converted to the starting Center for the Hornets. Seeing as he's the 2nd tallest guy on the team (Zach Strief being the tallest at 6'7") he's really our only option, and with his 15 foot wingspan he can hang with the big boys. Seeing as he's one of the only guys that played college basketball, he's already got the experience, should be one of the stat leaders for our team.
Starting at Power Forward, from Bloomsburg, at 6’4"and a whopping 318 lbs, number 74, Jahri "The Enforcer" Evans!!!
Since getting that big paycheck last year, Evans has completely forgot how to play the game of football, well at least put on his helmet...and not randomly show up in the woods...but he can still throw some mean elbows in the paint...which is why he was chosen to be our PF for the Hornets. He will literally make holes for our guards to follow just like he does for our RB's (if only Reggie would follow that trail)...also a great intimidator...no one on the other team will come near the basket with Big Jahri by the rim.
Playing Small Forward, from Hofstra University, standing 6'4" 225 lbs, number 12, Marques Colston!!!!!
When you think basketball, you think of tall guys that can jump...now place Colston in that picture in your head and did it change? I didn't think so...Marques would be seeing the likes of Kevin Durant and well...that's about it (in the western conference) so as long as we don't play the OKC Thunder, Colston should have a fairly easy time in these 2011 playoffs.
At Shooting Guard, from USC, 6'0" 203 lbs, #5 Reggie Bush!!!
Reggie might actually prosper in this offense, he's got the quickness and strength to play the SG position. Although he is injury prone, even in basketball...Reggie might have found his calling in thie "less than contact" sport. Oh and he can finally stop crying about the NFL not changing the jersey numbers rule, in basketball he can have any number his little heart desires.
And finally starting at Point Guard, from Purdue, 6'0" 209 lbs of pure muscle and shoulder anchors, number 9 Drew Breeees!!!!
Brees will be our Steve Nash to Phoenix's...well Steve Nash...It's hard to replace Chris Paul on the Hornets, but if we had to choose, I'd choose Drew. His dad played basketball in college and from the looks of that 2009 Miami game, Brees got some hops too, which actually surprised me. I really didn't think he could get up that high.
So do you think the New Orleans Saints basketball team could hang with the best? Probably not, but it sure would be more fun than not watching football at all!