Coffee Punch To Kasparov
Before the intelligent commentary begins, I'd like to start this morning just by vomiting.
First let me point out Randy Kim's excellent summary of my thoughts and disbelief toward Stuart Scott ACTUALLY asking Wilbon about the Willis Reed comparison.
Then let me be a little non-modest in pointing you to my outcry of two years ago:
"And last series, BOTH Raja Bell and Josh Howard were called "Willis Reed" for coming back and playing with injuries. The NBA is but a mere middle school theater production, in which Emeka Okafor and Eddy Curry are given non-speaking roles as foliage and the part of Willis Reed is chosen before the beginning of every season (next year, I believe the role will be played by Mehmet Okur)."
Then let me be even MORE not modest and point you to the third principle of the new injury rules, which I spoke about last week:
3. If the "injured" player is playing, then he is not "injured" and should be treated the same as any other player, not as Willis Reed.
Finally, the ridiculousness continues with further explanation of Doc's mysterious "South African:
That's when Rivers gathered the Celtics in a huddle during a timeout and reminded them of Nelson Mandela and South African struggles with apartheid, something the team has studied to inspire and motivate during this season.
"I reminded them of 'Cheetah', the guy from South Africa who told us there will be adversity and you have got to overcome it," Rivers said. "I was really proud of our team. We could have easily felt sorry for ourselves."
AAAAAAAAAAAH. The NBA is out of control. Comparing basketball adversity to Apartheid!!!! Doc Rivers is totally Smith College with that bullsht.
I CAN'T GO TO SLEEP.