Corey Maggetter signs with the Warriors. The uptempo of the Warriors will play to Maggett's strengths, but I think he would have been better suited in San Antonio playing the #3 fiddle to Duncan and Parker and having a legitimate chance to make AND win the NBA playoffs.
"Marriage is like that show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, but it’s not funny. All the problems are the same, but you know instead of all the funny, pithy dialogue, everybody is really pissed off and tense. Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of 'Everybody Loves Raymond', only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever."
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK! I knew it was too good to be true. One step forward, two steps back. That's the Clippers organization in a nutshell.
But here's what really eats me up about the Brand situation. He went on radio for weeks before opting out and went on and on about not wanting to leave the organization, about how much he didn't want to leave Los Angeles, and how he would be more than willing to accept less money as long as the Clippers made a sincere effort to improve the team. Well, they DID go out and improve the team and they DID make a concerted effort to get better and Brand still went where the money was.
I don't fault the guy for taking the money. It's business. But don't lie to the loyal Clipper fanbase (small, yet very loyal) and feed everyone a bunch of crap about not caring about the money and then go and take a max deal somewhere else. I absolutely hate when that happens and it just reminds what a bunch of phonies professional athletes are.
Of course, if money is the issue, I bet the Clippers feel REALLY good about that Cuttino Mobley signing that everyone and their mother said would bite them in the ass right about now.
Originally posted by redsoxnationIt is highly unlikely, but since contracts can't be signed until the 9th, could Baron Davis decide to sandbag the Clippers, since without Brand he'll be playing out the string prior to the All-Star Game?
I'm pretty sure the same thing happened with Carlos Boozer a couple of years ago, where he verbally committed to the Cavs and then bailed to Utah. And since Brand helped talk Davis into committing to the Clips in the first place, it is very possible that he could bail out of this deal. If Davis does back out, how much would that suck for the Clippers? They'd go from potential Western Conference powerhouse to JV basketball team within the span of a couple of days.
It is highly unlikely, but since contracts can't be signed until the 9th, could Baron Davis decide to sandbag the Clippers, since without Brand he'll be playing out the string prior to the All-Star Game? Philly could be developing a nice team under the radar. Played well the last 50 games and gave Detroit problems for 3.5 games in the 1st Round.
I was SHOCKED when I heard the news... Riley seemed so upbeat about this year, getting Lamar Odom (in large part because of Riley) and Dwyane Wade, plus we might have had a shot at the playoffs (it's the Eastern Conference, remember?). But...