November 17, 2011
I mean, "Rebound" wasn't great, but it's fun trying to imagine what Bobby Knight would be like if he was also Martin Payne and it's always good to see Martin Lawrence get out there and just Martin Lawrence around for a while. It's very watchable on FX at 1:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, you know?
So I think there's a pretty good chance that this reality reboot that Avery Johnson is helming -- not sure what it's called yet, since these un-captioned production stills are hot off the Getty Images presses, but I'm guessing either "The Real Rebound," "Rebound for Real" or "Kidsketball with Coach A" -- will find an audience. If nothing else, basketball fans starved for something that reminds them of the NBA, think short coaches are adorable and are home in the middle of the day in the middle of the week will probably tune in. And we all know how desirable that demographic is to advertisers.
On second thought, this endeavor seems doomed to fail. Not sure how someone as accustomed to success as the head coach of the New Jersey Nets will handle that.
Best caption wins the only NBA "reality" show that you really need. Good luck.
Winner, Joel: Reporter: "How many superstars are there in Miami?"
Runner-up, Taciturn: "I finally gained two pounds of neck and face muscle."
Second runner-up, Bobby: "We'll be back ... in two and two."