The “positivity becomes me” edition Bargnani – I’m positive his agent is secretly making calls around the league to gauge interest. Hell, if Swirsky is saying Bosh will probably leave, then why not Bargs too? Hit a lull in the middle of the game, but ended up with a 20/10. As impressed as we all… Read more »
Neither close. Ever. I was at work so I missed the game, but when someone came by my desk to tell me we were down by a point in the final minute, I already knew it. I didn’t need to watch or turn on the radio to know that Kapono was going to swing the… Read more »
The following statement was just released by the Raptors / Bryan Colangelo RE: the status of Jermaine O’Neal and the center’s injured knee: After reviewing everything with the medical team yesterday and again this morning, it was decided that a few more days of rehabilitation, therapy and controlled court work would be best for Jermaine… Read more »
Just like Indiana, a three-shot foul was the turning point. Suns 117, Raptors 113 Pinch-hitting for Dinosty so bear with me. Rule of thumb is that you can’t get into an offensive pissing contest with the Suns. They might have unofficially changed their style of play under Porter but their core personnel are still of… Read more »
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.