"I didn’t even notice until people mentioned it after that game." -Coach Spo
I don’t know Spo, kinda looked like you noticed.
Update to people re-blogging this post from NBA Offseason and saying “the Internet” will blow it out of proportion: For the record, I’m not saying that it couldn’t have been incidental contact like LeBron is saying. I’m just saying that Spoelstra is full of horseshit saying that he didn’t notice that he got nailed in the shoulder by one of his superstar players — who happens to be the size of an NFL linebacker.
I’m watching Wiz @ Heat on LPB and really thought this was a joke. Wade missed a dunk and then fell down, so I thought he hurt his wrist… No. It was a hangnail. Sometimes there are just no words.
Gotta hand it to Shaq for winning that game for the Cs last night, but awful awful news about Delonte (broken wrist):
It’s going to be a long time, let’s put it that way,’’ Rivers said of West. “I thought we had that one stretch that like took the life out of our team … I think we missed five point-blank layups following Delonte’s injury. I mean you could see the life go out of everybody.
Much like Leon Powe used to be, Delonte is kind of the heart of the team at times. Fingers crossed for a quicker recovery than Doc seems to be anticipating.
I don’t agree with this at all. I can understand extra security and I don’t think people should yell obscenities or anything. But, I think it’s pretty ridiculous to ban people from expressing their feelings about LeBron on their t-shirts if they want to. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? I’m going to Heat @ Celtics in February and I’ll wear a Quitness t-shirt if I damn well want to.
The team has done research on the various crude and offensive James T-shirts in circulation locally, and officials will be stationed at entrances to make sure no fans enter with such shirts or signs that disrespect James or his family members. They’ll also be in the stands, authorized to take away inappropriate apparel. Fans who have such shirts will be required to remove them and then will be given a Cavaliers-branded T-shirt to wear instead. All inappropriate signs also will be confiscated and officials will be on the lookout throughout the game for inebriated fans or fans who are preparing to throw things onto the court.
Oh they’ve done “research” huh? By research, I assume they mean that they surf the Internet and read Twitter. :p
“Guys have voices now, want to build brands. I don’t identify with it, but I understand where it’s going, why it’s going there. That’s not for me. I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.”—
I know as a Celtics fan that I’m not allowed to like Kobe. But, damn. I respect the hell out of him. He’s the opposite of LeBron for me in that way.
K.G. has seemed giddier this season. He loves him some Shaq.
“Shaq is like paradise, man,” he said. “You ever wash your sheets and then go outside and hang them out, and the sun dries them? You ever smell the sheets?
“That’s what Shaq is, Shaq is like,” Garnett said before breathing in deeply, like he was inhaling fresh air. “I don’t want to give any products any tags right now, but you know what I’m saying. For anybody who’s ever hung out clothes, they know what I mean.”
"I don’t have to reach out, but he’s a good guy. Whenever you’re on a team and you care about them, you show them certain secrets. Some big men I will never give my secrets up to. But I like Big Baby, Garnett doesn’t really need them, (Luke) Harangody I help. I like Semih, so I teach them a few things. If he has a chance to get out there and play and get rhythm, he can do big work. He either will get that chance on this team or he won’t get that chance on this team. Sometimes he’s too unselfish, but great player, great player."
"It’s like a good T.V. show. Gino’s one of the things I look forward to. The thing I know about Gino is when Gino’s on the screen, I know I’m not going back in the game. I get to relax. And it’s very rare that I get to actually enjoy some of the festivities of during the game. You know, the little kids dance, the countless different people they put on the Jumbotron. You know a lot of times I’m locked in and don’t get a chance to actually enjoy some of the things that come with the games. So when I get a chance to sit back and relax I like to do that."
Excerpt (on not suffering tweeting ”nobodies” like Charlie V.):
"To sit here and make up pointless things just to get, what do you call it, followers — I don’t even know what Twitter is, Shaq had to break it down for me — to get followers or to get people to hear you because you’re not heard, well, there’s a reason people don’t hear you, there’s a reason people don’t follow you."
Excerpt (on the difference between his and Shaq’s demeanor):
I do well when I’m dark and sort of concentrated. When I’m locked in, I look at myself as a threat. I don’t want to be too lighthearted when I go out there. Shaq is the opposite. He likes things light. He likes to keep you laughing. He likes the mood to be light. I think from Doc’s perspective — or anybody’s perspective — they tend to think that I’m too intense at times. And I can understand that. But hey, man, this is my makeup. This is who I am.
“I like us, I like this team. I like the way we’re playing, and the guys that we put out there. Think we’ll look back and see that this first trip and the early season challenges really helped to bring this team together. We’re looking good and hopefully the best is yet to come.”—Paul Pierce
Good article from TBJ Contributor, Megan Wilson, for NBA and fashion aficionados.
MW: How did you get involved with Matt Barnes?
DD: I chose to get involved with Matt after a friend told me about what he was doing for cancer research. At the time I was promoting a shirt we had made for a friend of mine who suffered from cancer in the throat. Matt had just launched his foundation at that time. [Continued…]
(Apparently it’s “posts about Matt Barnes day”… ;))