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The Paint: NBA Knowledge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2007 by Patrick
  • Boston beat Sacramento 89-69 to kick off its west coast swing.  The Celtics are now 23-3 for the fourth time in team history.  Apparently, last night was the first time in ELEVEN years the Celtics have beaten the Kings.  (The Coffin Corner)
  • Chris Paul gave the Grizzlies the business.  40 points, 5 rebs, 9 assists and 5 steals.  (Give Me The Rock)
  • The Hawks are now officially done rebuilding.  They’ve won five straight for the first time since ’99.  (The Big Lead)
  • The Miami heat are G-A-R-B-A-G-E.  They lost by 11 to the laughable Sixers last night.  The Heat are the worst team in the east, looking up at the Knicks.  Shaq put up 5 points and 10 boards and Wade got blown by like Greg Paulus last night.  J-Will said he’s a high priced prostitute.  It’s rebuilding time in Miami.  (Depressed Fan)
  • New coach, same team.  Chicago Interim coach Pete Myers’ first assignment was a tough one.  Bulls lose to the Spurs 94-79.

Gary Payton Loves Rings

Posted in Basketball with tags , , , on December 21, 2007 by Patrick

In a move that should surprise no one, Gary Payton wants to join the Boston Celtics, according to The Boston Globe’s Marc J. Spears. A perfect fit for a team with non-existent bench production.

I’m all for these moves. In fact, I’ve never understood why more players haven’t done the same. Once you reach a certain level of financial stability–say, tens of millions of dollars–why not sacrifice a little dinero and play the odds every year. If I were an NBA player over the age of 35 or so, every season I would sign a 1-year contract with the team I felt had the best chance at winning the championship, even if that meant a salary reduction. Why not? I’m all for team loyalty, but if championships were elusive throughout the prime of your career, as they are for most players, why not do a little gold-digging?