Skita I vs. The Black Skita
...and other tales of summer boredom...
It's official folks. With the signing of Nikoloz Tskitishvili, the Minnesota Timberwolves have set the stage for Freedarko's dream training camp battle. Skita will face his counterpart in Ndudi Ebi from Nigeria (listed in the above photo as one of the "European Players in the NBA" because he was born in London), the player selected JUST before Josh Howard in the 2003 draft. League executives, Warriors fans, Wolves fans, and Nuggets fans, over the past three years, have been virtually incapable of uttering either Ebi or Skita's name without including "but it took Jermaine O'Neal four years to mature" in the same sentence. Yes, both have fallen victim to Myth Of the Next Jermaine O'Neal (MONJO) (copyright B.Shoals), and both will be locking horns this fall to receive the coveted position of being this man's backup:
Also, for some strange reason, the gods have summer NBA boredom have granted my television NBA TV again.
Overheard while watching the EBC Rucker Park championship, from the courtside announcer/commentator:
"Horace jenkins of the Detroit Pistons!...he gets a check!...he's in the league!...doesn't matter if he's third string, he has a butler, he has a maid..."
Overseen on 'THE ROOKIES': Marbury and Mutombo singing "I Just Wanna Love U" courtside at some NBA All-Star Saturday Night.
I for one couldn't be more excited for Stephen A. Smith's new show airing August 1. I really don't have a good feel for the Freedarko consensus on Stephen A, but this article did a lot for me.
"You want to say I'm arrogant?" says Smith, filling in the blanks from behind the town car's tinted windows. "Okay. My response is, are you called an affirmative-action hire? I am. Are you continuously questioned about everything from your morals to your skills to your upbringing to your intelligence? I am. I got two choices. I'm gonna either come across as arrogant, because I'm basically saying I don't give a fuck about what you think, or I'm gonna come across as a very weak individual, because you're insulting me and it's affecting me. I chose to fight back."
PHILADELPHIA STAND UP. HOLLIS, QUEENS STAND UP.
Once this stupid "moratorium" ends, you can look for more riveting news from the Freedarko camp. Transactions are about to get wild, and FD will be covering every million dollar moment. I have a feeling that similar to the cup in this man's hand, this offseason is going to be a BIGGIE.