Archive for February 9th, 2010

ESPN is reporting that the Boston Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats are discussing a trade that would send Glen “Big Baby” Davis to the Bobcats for D.J. Augustin.

Oh. My. God.  This would be amazing!

Larry Brown will destroy Glen Davis.  Davis thinks getting yelled at once in a while by Kevin Garnett is bad?  Imagine having an angry, screamy, vindictive, grouchy old Jewish man on your ass, all day, every day.

And we all know how much Larry Brown loves players who are out of shape and tend towards weight problems.  Anyone heard from Sean May lately?  Yeah, I didn’t think so.  I’m pretty sure he’s eating himself to death while weeping somewhere in Sacramento. Larry Brown will have Davis shame-eating himself straight into the D-league in no time!

This is going to be epic.

Big Baby just heard the trade rumor.

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On ESPN, stat-ass John Hollinger has a piece up about the overrated and underrated in the NBA.  He counts Joe Dumars among the overrated, writing the following:

Let’s look ourselves in the mirror, fellow media members: We’ve all given the guy a free pass because of his amazing run to six straight conference finals and blithely ignored the fact that he’s screwed up a hundred ways from Tuesday since he decided to whack Flip Saunders after the 2008 conference finals.

Check out the résumé and find me a correct decision. Just one. Fire Saunders? Wrong. Hire Michael Curry? Wrong. Trade Chauncey Billups? Wrong. Extend Richard Hamilton? Wrong. Sign Kwame Brown? Wrong. Go after Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva? Wrong again.

In two years, the Pistons have gone from one of the best teams in basketball to among the worst. They stink, they’re capped out, and they don’t have much in the way of young talent; for all we know, in two years they’re going to be the Pittsburgh Pisces or the Seattle Grunge or something. If Isiah Thomas or Rob Babcock had done this, we’d have buried them alive by now, so it’s only fair for us to point out that regardless of his previous track record, Dumars is on a two-year losing streak of McHalian proportions.

Now John Hollinger is barely ever right about anything.  And his job is stupid.  He attempts to boil basketball down to pure numbers, ignoring the obvious-to-anyone-who-watches presence of the unquantifiable.  And he uses his statistics to come up with ludicrous claims just to annoy the shit out of me.  A couple seasons ago, he used a batch of cooked-up numbers to declare Reggie Evans the Greatest Rebounder Ever.  Reggie Evans. If you have statistics and a formula that leads you to the conclusion that Reggie Evans is the greatest rebounder ever, you throw that shit out and start over.  Numbers often lie.  Just ask Greg Oden’s penis.  However…

Anyone following the Pistons the last couple years would have a hard time disagreeing with any of Hollinger’s assertions in the piece.  They’re plain to see.  The last couple years have been a disaster for Dumars.  One wrong move after another.  And Hollinger doesn’t even mention Dumars’ terrible draft record: Darko Milicic, Rodney White, Mateen Cleaves, etc.

Due to his previous successes, I believe Joe Dumars deserves a chance to right the ship.  But given the downward trend of the team from bad to terrible and the looming possibility of new ownership, not to mention rumors he’s not getting along with the current owner, I wonder if Joe D. will even get that chance.

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Baby! Lane Kiffin's on the phone for you.

David Sills, a 13-year old quarterback from Delaware has verbally committed to USC.

This is ridiculous.  Seriously.  What’s next?  Verbal commitments from the crib?  A fetus holding up a USC banner in his ultrasound picture?

Wouldn’t it be nice if just this once, a high-profile coach said, “You know what son? You’re a great young player, we’re honored you want to attend our school, and we look forward to talking with you your senior season of high school.  Keep up the great work.” Maybe try to be a decent human being for once, Lane Kiffin.

College coaches are becoming the biggest scumbags in sports.  Boxing promoters still have the top spot but college coaches are gaining ground fast.

And that “personal coach” the kid has?  No 13-year old should have a personal coach, unless it’s to teach him his Haftorah portion.

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