9.14.2005

Off-season Madness

First, I'm happy to report that Freedarko favorite Yuta Tabuse appears to have found a home with the Toronto Raptors. He'll likely have to beat out a couple other free agents, but the Raptors already have made it known they prefer him to former St. John's star Omar Cook. Cook was part of a legendary class of NYC high school point guards, along with eventual national champion Taliek Brown (UCONN) and the diminutive Andre Barrett (Seton Hall). I'm surprised that none of them has done much of anything in the Association to date, but maybe I shouldn't be. Not all hyped high school players are the truth, especially when they come from the Rotten Apple. Felipe Lopez, anyone?

What's going on in Portland? For some reason, it appears that the Blazers big men have a proclivity for pugilism. First, there was the time Zach Randolph broke Ruben Patterson's eye socket, and then there was that insane fight between Ha Seung Jin and Nedzad Sinanovic earlier this summer, and now we find out that Joel Przybilla is taking boxing lessons? Actually, that's probably a good call.

Finally, I'm not surprised that Shaq helped the Miami Beach police arrest someone, but I think it's pretty cool that the guy he caught was arrested for gay-bashing. First Kanye spoke out on MTV, now Shaq's arresting gay-bashers. Maybe we're finally starting to eradicate homophobia, especially among African-Americans.

9 Comments:

At 9/14/2005 2:04 PM, Anonymous aug said...

Ya, apparently shaq is also working with the division dealing with pedophiles and internet stuff.

I always had high hopes for Omar Cook. He really should have just stayed in college longer. He was great his freshman year and had a ton of talent. Now he can barely hack it in the NBDL.

Did anyone catch the Chicago City Street competition? Skywalker was certainly a monster.

 
At 9/14/2005 2:36 PM, Blogger glomgold said...

Cook definitely should've stayed in college and worked with a shot coach. Andre Barrett is good though and his shot has improved. I thought the Rockets offense ran better when he was in the game. Problem is he's short for NBA I guess.
Lotta pointguards up in Toronto. How long before Rafer throws another shitfit?

 
At 9/14/2005 4:05 PM, Blogger Ken said...

Finally, Scottie Pippin can come out of the closet.

 
At 9/14/2005 4:48 PM, Anonymous aug said...

The raptors are also looking at Jay Williams. Did anyone read his blog on nba.com last year? Some pretty funny moments. Maybe they'll run a golden state/washington/chicago offense where they sometimes run 2-3 pgs.

 
At 9/14/2005 5:51 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

cleveland and miami have also both looked at jay williams, although they're rightfully skeptical. i'm sure if either were interested, he'd jump at the chance to be on a playoff team. i really want him to back up the other jason williams, for obvious reasons.

 
At 9/14/2005 7:56 PM, Anonymous Jimmy Jefferson said...

Danny Ferry has said something to the effect of Jay Williams not quite being ready for the NBA. and anyways, it looks like the cavs are going after blake stepp as their 3rd point guard.

 
At 9/14/2005 10:16 PM, Blogger elandfried said...

And now for some words that are music to my ears: Yahoo has opened up fantasy NBA leagues. The League of Might rolls on...

 
At 9/14/2005 10:27 PM, Anonymous aug said...

Stephen Blake is a friend of mine's cousin. I can't wait to start a fantasy basketball league. I've been waiting awhile for it. It's my favorite of the fantasy sports. Not as random as fantasy football, and more consistant that fantasy baseball.

 
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