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The Morning Dump… Sheed’s Vindication

Chuck - Red's Army November 1, 2009 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Sheed

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them
here… highlighting the big storyline.  Because there's nothing quite
as satisfying a good morning dump.

“Hey,” said Wallace, “it lets people know that I ain’t a liar. I mean,
that’s pretty much all I got to say about that. Everybody thought I was
crazy and militant, but, hey, it came to light.”

The veteran forward also believes he was one of the players on which the technical bounty was placed.

“Oh, yeah, nine times out of 10,” Wallace said. “Especially (those
years) they gave me 38 and 40 techs just for looking, laughing, saying
the slightest little thing. I mean, c’mon. They say I complain and this
and that, but during those years I didn’t complain more than the next
man.”

That's Rasheed Wallace talking to the Herald's Steve Bulpett on the accusations made by former ref Tim Donaghy in his never-to-be-released book.

But he doesn’t look at such matchups
as showdowns anymore. He realizes that he has to show up every night,
whether there’s an elite point guard on the floor or not.

“Last
year, sometimes, I got caught up in playing, like, ‘I want to play
against Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Deron Williams,’ ’’ he said. “Now, I
try to have the same mentality going into every single game.

“Last
year, I felt I was pretty dominant. I felt I could be dominant against
anybody, but I didn’t go out there and do it every night. But this
year, I’m trying to take every game differently.’’

Everyone's writing and talking about Rondo's mental transformation. He's vowing to dominate night-in and night-out regardless of the opponent. I can't wait to see him match up tonight with the Hornet's Chris Paul. There's nothing new to report on his contract status, other than what we posted last night.

After the jump….Manu Ginobli versus a bat. Seriously – you gotta see this video of him swatting a bat which flew around the arena during last night's game.

Holy crap! Has Manu ever heard of rabies?

The rest of the links:

Globe Notebook – Cavs Troubles | Herald – Rondo Point Taken | Plain Dealer: West Returns to Cavs | Chicago Trib – Celts, Lakers Won't Beat Bulls Record | CBS – Hornets/Celtics Preview | Celtics Blog – Shelden Making Most Of Baby's Minutes |

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  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Holy shit!! Manu’s the best!

  • Spiraea

    I saw Manu vs Bat when it happened and you have to love the pop from the crowd when he got him down. And hey, they immediately gave the man hand sanitizer afterwards!