FOX Sports Exclusive
Straight shooting: Rambis could face big trouble
Share This Story
It seems that Dwight Howard is really enjoying his superstar status and rightfully so. He's making a movie, which, if it's anything like the flicks that Shaq starred in, should be nothing more than 100 minutes worth of silly juvenilia. Whatever. As part of his burgeoning celebrity lifestyle, however, Howard has also expressed the desire to have his own reality show. Here's a suggestion: The show should focus on Howard's learning how to make savvy passes when he's doubled, how to shoot a short-range jumper and how to make free throws. That's the kind of reality that the young man should be interested in.
Kelenna Azubuike recently came forth with what seemed to be a minor complaint about his coach, Don Nelson. Azubuike expressed his desire to play more, which was only natural. But he also said that when he did play Nellie would plug him into any of the five positions from point guard to center. None of the Warriors' players, Azubuike added, has any idea what Nellie will do from game to game. In truth, this is a serious problem. That's because it is absolutely imperative for at least the players in a team's regular rotation to know when and where they will be playing. While sitting on the bench and waiting to be summoned, they need to carefully watch the movements of whomever they'll be guarding. Also, knowing approximately when they'll be taking the floor allows the players to get ready to stretch during a timeout or while a free throw is being taken, to sharpen his concentration.
Here's hoping that Quentin Richardson hasn't sent out his laundry in the past several months. Or made too many non-returnable deposits on living quarters. At this point, he should be happy that there are still teams who value his services. But he should also be wondering if his expiring contract is worth more to his team-of-the-moment than his expiring game.
LeBron has again made a point of defending his post-Game 6 dissing of the Magic last spring by saying that he's "moving on," which is exactly what the athletic director at Louisville said in reference to Rick Pitino's recently revealed sex scandal. At least, however, Pitino did issue a mild mea culpa, which is more than LBJ did. "Moving on." Here's what that phrase really means: I am not willing to accept any personal responsibility for any criticisms that have been leveled at me for whatever past misdeeds I might have committed. I refuse to make any further comments about it/them, and as far as I'm concerned it/they never really happened. Any media that persists in raising what I consider to be a dead issue will be considered a non-person.
Has Allen Iverson really come to the end of his NBA career? If so, it's about time that NBA decision-makers have realized that because A.I. loathes practice, is a ball hog, takes too many bad shots, makes feckless gambles on defense, is reluctant to be part of a disciplined offense, insists on starting, and is perpetually on the verge of off-court trouble - the guy's more trouble than he's worth. Too bad, because Iverson had the talent and the courage to be a truly elite player. Instead, he's become little more than a minimally appealing sideshow.
I am hereby proposing a new nickname for Nate Robinson. Peter Pan. That's because he can fly, and despite his dimunitive stature he can accomplish magical things. But mostly because he never wants to grow up.
Several bloggers have taken me to task for "stealing" the