man if you dont thats cool. i wont get all mad and try to block you, but i will not trust ever again. cuz that not cool. i was gonna let the lynch deal go through regardless. i was just having fun with you,
“It was tough in that regard,” Brown said of the lockout-shortened season. “Everything was o rushed, and not only was everything so rushed, you’re talking about a culture that’s been what it was for 10, 12 years – however long they’ve been going this way. I don’t think there are any two guys that are the same out there. For Phil [Jackson] to be here and to have the success that he had for as long as he had, for me to come in – and obviously being myself because I can’t be Phil – that had to have been a culture shock to the players, too.
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But which teams will be the league’s worst this coming year? Charlotte set a record for futility in the shortened 2011-2012 season by winning only 10.6% of their games, the worst single-season winning percentage in the history of the league, but despite all the flak Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has gotten during the offseason for that putrid on-court performance, it’s pretty much impossible for the ‘Cats to repeat that stunning display of mediocrity.
On the one hand, it’s a head-scratcher. Why bother, if you’re the defending Western Conference champs? You don’t have playing time to waste trying to develop a player who has fallen flat on lesser teams. On the other hand, this is what the Thunder do. They develop talent.414211
No one else in Toronto is talking about an All-Star appearance for DeRozan this year, but he doesn’t face any real challenge to his starting two-guard position either and the obvious candidate to back him up hasn’t even taken that job. In an eight or nine man rotation, the backup off guard might not be the usual suspect.jhry3434
The Lakers visited their avid fans an hour east of Los Angeles with just 60 percent of their projected starting lineup in uniform. Bryant sat out to rest a strained right shoulder, and Howard isn't playing during his deliberate return from offseason back surgery - although he was healthy enough to join in the ''Kobe! Kobe!'' chant that erupted in the first half.
From Allen’s end, this can’t be written off as a selfish money grab. After making $10 million last season, he left a significant chunk of change on the table to join the Heat, signing a 2-year deal worth $6.3 million after he reportedly passed on a 2-year deal worth $12 million from Boston. While more generous than Miami’s offer, Boston’s still represented a major pay cut for a productive veteran to take simply to maintain his status quo situation. In Miami, Allen could make up the difference with a better chance at a ring, a less demanding role minutes-wise, easier opportunities to get wide open jumpers (his specialty), and all the perks that go with living and playing in Florida. For a player who already has $178 million in NBA salary to his name, the decision makes all the sense in the world from his side. If things weren’t truly perfect in Boston, what was holding him back?