NIBL Finals Begin, 2002 All-NIBL Team Announced
May 1, 2002... Angus Podgorney
Rip City, Manila set to square off
The championship supplemental player draft happened this bright, sunny (yet hungover) Saturday morning. The results:
Follow the action nibl by nibl in the Snapshot link.
"Homer, have you been up all night eating cheese?"
- Marge Simpson
Tim Duncan - NIBL MVP
The Most Valuable Player in the NIBL 2002 regular season is:
Tim Duncan (Sas)
Tim Duncan, first selection of the Manila DogEaters, led all players in 2002 with 2,222 nibls, playing all 50 games during the Nibl regular season. Yup, for you math majors out there, that's a way cool 44.4 nibl-a-game average.
Two MVP runners-up are worthy of mention because they both broke the 2,000 nibl barrier for nibls scored during the season. Kevin Garnett of Vegas was second in scoring with 2,087 nibls, and Paul Pierce of Aruba tallied 2,027 nibls. Pierce's performance is especially notable as the Thong leader was selected in the second round of the draft.
Also, just FYI... NIBL Rookie of the Year is... (drum roll)...
Pau Gasol (Mem)
Despite averaging nearly 32 nibls-a-game for the Grizz, Gasol went undrafted by any Nibls team for the entire Nibl season. This is probably because the lunkhead commissioners forgot to include him on the list of available players. Oh well. In defense of the Nibl patriarchy, however, none of the lunkhead Nibl owners noticed that Gasol was mising either. Yet another alcohol-related Nibl mistake. So be it!
"Oh, and Denise told me to remind you again that she beat you"
- Holly Krieger, daughter of Young Bill Krieger
The All-Nibl Teams
The All-Nibl team is comprised of the most prolific nibl'ers at each position. NIBL 2002's All-Nibl team is:
And the second team:
As far as "surprises" go, everyone on the list was a first round draft selection, except Paul Pierce and Karl Malone, who were each selected in the second round.
Also, the NIBL rookie of the Year was (drum roll)
Thanks... yow, bill