2.06.2008

Freshman Jinx



So SLAM #116 hit stands yesterday. I have a decidedly FD-ish feature in there, and will be contributing there going forward. Cop the issue, read it, and get back to me.

Oh wait, I almost forgot to mention . . . my essay is about Shawn Marion, his psychology, its relationship to his game, and what he means to the Suns. So look upon it as a snapshot from a time that has now passed, or some enduring truths about the man that will follow him down to South Beach.

Usually I love the trade deadline. But between this and the ever-shifting text of the book, I kind of can't wait for it to be done with.

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At 2/06/2008 5:11 PM, Blogger Ben Q. Rock said...

In a world in which Steve Nash never played basketball, the though of Shawn Marion throwing down fast-break lobs from Jason Williams is somewhat exciting. But because we live in this (formerly glorious) world, Williams-to-Marion won't excite anyone nearly as much.

I'll retract the above paragraph in the highly unlikely event Williams ever gives Marion that off-the-elbow pass.

 
At 2/06/2008 5:37 PM, Blogger max said...

I would love to see J-Will in his "white Chocolate" prime hook up with Marion, it would have been amazing. The decrepit old Hubie-Brownized J-will holds no excitement for me anymore.

Can you link to that Marion piece? It's one of my favorites but I've got no idea where to find it in the archives.

 
At 2/06/2008 5:54 PM, Blogger El Presidente said...

*Sigh*

At this point, I'm worried the Spurs will get antsy-in-the-pantsy and contact Atlanta about a long, athletic player.

 
At 2/06/2008 6:23 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Max--

Are you talking about the one I did when Marion demanded a trade? I don't have time to track it down right now--moments like this, I wish we had tags--but I can tell you that the SLAM piece is very much based on it. And resolved some of the contradictions/questions I had for myself as soon as that post went up.

 
At 2/06/2008 6:30 PM, Blogger m. Alana said...

I didn't expect to be emotionally affected, but when they played clips of Marion getting passes from Nash, and shooting those hideous jump shots of his, I teared up a little. Something real and irreplacable has been changed.

 
At 2/06/2008 7:03 PM, Blogger SeanBS said...

http://freedarko.blogspot.com/2007/09/he-shouldve-been-dracula.html

 
At 2/06/2008 7:05 PM, Blogger Julien Debove said...

Is it just me or you're posting like your middle name is Stakhanov those last few days ?
PS : Check your mailbox, a French basketball magazine wants you...

 
At 2/06/2008 7:06 PM, Blogger Ben Q. Rock said...

Josh Childress makes sense for the Spurs, right? Solid, high-efficiency two-guard. He'd fail the physical, though. His 'fro doesn't fit the Spurs' "culture."

 
At 2/07/2008 7:42 AM, Blogger Ty Keenan said...

Childress will sign with a playoff team this summer, he will be productive, he will get attention, and my little Stanford heart will swell to ten times its normal size.

But if he goes to the Spurs I will cry. I would take any other team.

 

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