Closer every day

By now, everyone's heard the news: Larry is out in Detroit. And while this has major implications for the competitive landscape of the Eastern Conference, here at FreeDarko we've got only one thing on our collective mind: how does this bode for the man with the frosted dome? how much did his future have to do with this decision? And, more importantly, what to make of Andreo's recent conjecture that the minute Darko takes on a major role with that team, they lose their veteran, black-as-hell chemistry and come back down to earth?

You've got to think that it's only because of the might of that year's draft that Freeing Darko is an organization-wide concern. Otherwise, wouldn't he be just another promising, somewhat wayward kid not yet ready to contribute? Even the dreaded HS class of two years prior didn't bring down entire franchises—much less one that had become a perennial contendor.


At 7/19/2005 1:27 PM, Blogger Ken said...

I'd like to see him get some minutes, but I don't think Darko's pt had anything to do with Larry Brown's departure.

At 7/19/2005 4:21 PM, Blogger emynd said...

I believe BS was BSing a bit.

At 7/19/2005 4:30 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

the second that team doesn't make the conference finals, people will start saying "they could have been a dynasty if they'd drafted wade or melo." it could be on the magnitude of "if bias hadn't od'ed. . ."

any other year, it wouldn't matter, but in a draft that did a lot to set the nba-scape for years to come.. .

At 7/20/2005 9:04 AM, Blogger Ken said...

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At 7/20/2005 9:06 AM, Blogger Ken said...

It looks like the first kid on the left of Darko is wearing a skirt.

At 7/20/2005 3:18 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

i think b-shoals makes a legitimate argument. i don't know how melo or wade would have meshed with the talent the pistons already had (we certainly wouldn't have seen the emergence of tayshaun prince the past two years), but they had the #2 pick in what will go down as one of the greatest drafts ever and have nothing to show for it.

you don't see people really harping on the fact that seven teams (i'm not counting houston) passed on amare, who is the future of the nba as much as melo, wade, or even lebron is. i guess coming after the kwame/chandler/curry mess and considering that amare went to like 29 high schools, it's seen as an excusable miscalculation.

At 7/21/2005 2:11 AM, Blogger elandfried said...

Just cause I have nowhere else to post this...ladies and gentlemen, Latrell Sprewell, the Return (in many, many ways):

McCants' NBA debut

Actually, McCants got into a boxscore without logging a minute. He was slapped with a technical foul in the third quarter Tuesday after suggesting that one of the aspiring referees might want to consider another career choice. It was the Wolves' only technical in five games.


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