Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A Little B-Ball
Now I've elevated Danny Ainge before, but the Boston Celtics GM was begging to be Marginalized this week with his signing of Stephon Marbury.
I thought about it, was about to write the post today,....but chose to refrain. Marbury is a no-risk flyer; he can be cut at any time should he wax malcontent or should a better play hit the waiver wire.
PLUS, I decided to refrain from busting on Ainge because West Coast Tom sent me a note with that very suggestion. So Tom read my mind and in doing so convinced me to change it!
I remember years ago, in Philly, how pissed Allen Iverson got at his agent David Falk. Apparently Falk showed his other client, Stephon Marbury more *love*. I think Falk hadn't even bothered to attend a Sixer game until Marbury was in town.
Iverson always had that huge chip on his shoulder; and went on to prove Falk wrong by reaching the Finals, winning an MVP, and becoming a much better player than *Starbury*.
But over time, both knuckleheads have proven that shoot-first point guards are anathema to winning basketball games.
Note the Detroit Pistons are 24-28 since trading for Iverson this season. After his one good year in Philly, AI hasn't done squat. And Marbury's done even less!
Prediction - Cleveland (i.e. Lebron) or Los Angeles wins the title this year.