Sunday, November 18, 2007
I have to admit I haven't quite gotten into the swing of all of the pagentry that it is the NBA, but I'm getting there. Yes Gilbert Arenas has a new catchphrase (from a movie that came out a year and a half ago), but it was this jab at ESPN and Simmons that caught my eye.
In response to a Sports Guy claim that one of his boys heckled Agent Zero into missing two free throws and that he never talks to Eddie Jordan, Gil had this to say.... (Halfway down the page)
But really, he was funny. That’s why I like fans like that; they give you a chance to interact with them. He was like, “Yeah, your teammates don’t like you. They don’t like playing with you.”What's even better than that comment at the end is the fact that Arenas doesn't even seem to know who Bill Simmons is. It's almost Dane Cook like when he refers to him as just "media". Dagger.
Now the other part, that’s what I don’t understand. Why do media gobble up anything anybody says? Me and my coach have a great relationship. He actually called my dad the other day and told my dad, “Try to convince your son to get rest and rest his knee.”
You can’t just every time something goes wrong or something goes right go straight to the head coach during the timeouts. When I’m on the sideline, sure, I’ll talk to an assistant coach, but every player does that.
That’s pretty silly for somebody to publish that after the fan just e-mailed it.
I can't wait for Simmons' response which will then lead Gilbert to say he'll drop 90 on the Celtics when they play in mid-January.
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