Just pulled this snippet from ESPN. The link is right here. (espn.go.com)
The part that caught my attention?
Kings fans, after cheering Jon Barry in his previous visits since being traded to the Pistons, booed him vociferously two weeks ago all because Vlade Divac offered $5 to anyone who would. Both Scot Pollard and Divac, who apologized to Barry on the court, mocked the Sacramento faithful afterward. Pollard called the fans "ignorant morons" and Divac offered $1,000 to anyone who could jump off the Sacramento River bridge and not get wet. That's a little strong. The only conclusion that can be drawn: Kings fans can be bought.
If they studied their paper money for clues as to what their country was all about, they found, among a lot of other baroque trash, a picture of a truncated pyramid with a radiant eye on top of it, like this:
Not even the President of the United States knew what that was all about. It was as though the country were saying to its citizens, "In nonsense is strength."
Everybody's got a price. MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA "Money, money, money, money, moneeeeeeeee...."
Well Mr. Burns had done it. The power plant had won it. With Rogers Clemens clucking all the while. Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile. While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile. We're talkin'... Softball. From Maine to San Diego. Talkin'... Softball. Mattingly and Canseco. Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw. Steve Sax and his run-in with the law. We're talkin' Homer... Ozzie and the Straw.
Given how his play has deteriorated over the second half of the year and (hopefully) hit rock bottom in the playoffs, I'm thinking the timing of this announcement is pretty poor. Maybe he was high when he said it.