Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
“Aw, that ain’t nothing new,” said Wallace. “(Expletive), I’ve been
facing it since Day 1 when I came into the NBA. People get upset with me
because I speak my mind. I don’t hold my tongue. I don’t care who it is
or who it’s about. In this league and this game and this business, they
don’t like that. They want you to kiss (butt). I ain’t no kiss-(butt)
“You know, I don’t show my whole package during the beginning of the
season. If you do, then that’s what’s going to be in the scouting report
on me. So now, come money time, it’ll say that I’m going to go to the
turnaround. Yeah, I’m going to turn around, but I’m going to go by you
left, by you right, come with the jump hook. I told my buddy to look at
it like a kung fu teacher. I might teach you the lotus and I might teach
you the tiger, but I’m not going to teach you the crane, because the
crane can beat both of them.”
To sum up: Sheed don't give a damn about what you say… and we ain't seen nothing yet.
I'm fully prepared for the "Rasheed sucks" comments… but maybe we should withhold judgment until the entire book on Sheed this season has been written.
Coming up, Page 2… Where Big Al did something stupid
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The Timberwolves accepted Al
apology on Sunday for alleged drunken driving after Saturday’s loss to
Portland, but they suspended their leading scorer for the next two games
Jefferson was arrested on Interstate 394 just outside downtown
Minneapolis at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, a little more than three hours after he
scored 19 points in the Wolves’ 110-91 loss, and booked into jail on a
charge of fourth-degree driving while impaired, said State Patrol Lt.
It's certainly disappointing news about Big Al. Just goes to show that even the guys that we think highly of can make pretty dumb mistakes.
He'll lose almost $300,000 for the suspension, which isn't much for a guy making $12 million. This is his first offense, so chances are very good that he'll get off with some kind of fine, community service and/or suspended sentence. Jail time here would be a huge shock.
The rest of the links
Globe: Time for Home Work | Shaq to undergo thumb surgery | South Coast Today: Banner 17 never felt so long ago | Hoopsworld: Celtics are done | Celtics Blog: Pointing the finger (blame game) | Celtics Hub: The next 7 games – A chance to get right? | CSL: I talked with Jesus the other day