2006 VSL: Game 1 - DET vs WSH 2006 VSL: Game 1 - DET vs WSH Recap: Ok folks; let’s get this thing off and running. Here are a few first impressions: - Amir Johnson doesn’t look like he’s bulked up visually, but physically speaking he seems to be a bit stronger than last year. - Samb makes Amir Johnson look like Ben Wallace. He also sat near the coaching staff on the bench and was pretty quiet, but didn’t really look like he didn’t fit with the rest of the guys. - Mateen appears to have kept himself in awesome shape - Maxiell doesn’t really seem to be any more defined than last year. I wonder if he’s been hitting the weights. - The PA announcer is struggling…hard. - The timekeeper needs to form a working relationship with the shot clock. - Upon approaching Mike Abdenour, I got the “Oh wait, I don’t know you…ok, what do you want?” look. Fun. (See previous commentary about guys making you feel like a tool.) Lots more HERE courtesy of The Low including pictures!!!