Spork or Shovel Bomb?
Were I a more organized man, this is what my Daily Bullets thing might look like. Consider that a tease.
-So my day started with endorphins, when Steinz hipped me to the Durant/Arenas game in the Goodman League. I promptly threw up all over myself and whistled, and started up a long psychology post about Durant. Then, shortly ago, I learned that Durant and Arenas will actually be on the same team. I was trying to decide if that was better or worse than playing against each other, realized I had an important basketball probably on my hands, and decided to take it over here.
Open as it gets, what would you rather see? Personally, I've got to go with the match-up for purposes of potential bad-assedness. Though as someone who still cries over what the Wizards lost when Larry Hughes left, the idea of D.C.'s Finezt dominate a game together does make me tip ever so slightly toward the "magical interplay" side of things.
NEVER FORGET: Once, two-thousand years ago, Arenas teams at the last minute in the EBC.
-I spent a lot of my morning puzzling over this stuff said by C.J. Miles's agent in the Deseret News. Mostly, I've been unable to decide if one Billy Ceisler is totally bonkers or just kind of overstated. He kept Miles, who no one knows a fucking thing about long-term, out of the summer leagues to avoid injury. I find it unnerving that Kevin Durant can risk injury in the off-months for his development, but Miles can't. Unless they're worried that his doing too well might expose him as one of THOSE players. That's right, I said it: consistently igniting the summer leagues is a NEGATIVE PREDICTOR of future success.
Ceisler does admit that it might have helped his client's case to have put something on display. But since (according to Ceisler) Miles has "15-20" years of career ahead of him, and the Jazz already know exactly what they've got, he didn't think it was worth the risk. I am guessing that, as with most things in life, this comes back to Monta Ellis. See, I've always linked Ellis, Miles and Louis Williams in my head, since they were all shoot-first skinny guards who went in the second round out of high school in 2005. I go back and forth between thinking that the Monta Phenomenon makes it more likely that Miles or Williams will succeed one day (they called it a paradigm shift), and believing it hurts them based on probabilities alone.
Now at least I know where Ceisler stands on the matter. That's the only possible explanation, and the first time since the MONJO that we've seen these Myths have an impact on contract matters.
-So when the Donaghy thing first happened, I said that it was a triumph for the players—for once, a problem they had nothing to do with. No one believed me, BUT NOW ALLEN IVERSON SAYS THE SAME THING.
-Finally, we should be taking pre-orders for the shirts very, very soon. Stay tuned and excited!