June 16, 2004

Milicic: They're lucky I broke my mitt, God. I was about to tomahawk some sh!t like my name was Sitting Bull: For all the Spofites who were wondering what was up with Darko last night? Brian Cook broke Darko's hand.

posted by Mike McD to basketball at 08:52 PM - 15 comments

I was just watching the game and I noticed that Darko started signaling to come out of the game in the last minute. With 1:07 left, Darko drove to the basket and Cook did the Karl Malone chop. Broke his hand. I think that explains why he looked so bad.

posted by Mike McD at 08:56 PM on June 16, 2004

Y'know, I watched almost 0 NBA after Jim O'Brien quit the C's. And yet I'm going to miss the NBA just because of ChaunceyBillups. I've had to resist the temptation to post every time they put something up. "WALLY SZCZERBIAK STAND THE FUCK UP! UNLESS THAT HURTS THEN FEEL FREE TO SIT DOWN!"

posted by yerfatma at 09:20 PM on June 16, 2004

That guy has to branch out to other sports. He's too good for just one.

posted by dusted at 11:04 PM on June 16, 2004

As long as we're discussing NBA Finals oddness, it was an unusual choice by ABC to devote 80 percent of Game 5's broadcast to Larry Brown's wife and only 20 percent to on-court action.

posted by rcade at 11:27 PM on June 16, 2004

jpeg? I seemed to have missed his wife.

posted by corpse at 06:20 AM on June 17, 2004

rcade, That's a pandora's box. I've got some burning questions about Shelly Brown. One, she's a babe right. How does she end up with LB? Is she a basketball groupie? If she is, and you're Larry Brown, do you really want her hanging around NBA players? Inquiring minds want to know?

posted by Mike McD at 06:23 AM on June 17, 2004

I've got some burning questions about Shelly Brown. One, she's a babe right. Mike McD and I agree on one thing about the NBA Finals!!!

posted by smithers at 07:04 AM on June 17, 2004

She was his wife? I thought she was his daughter. Damn. (Missed the beginning of the game and watched most of it on mute.)

posted by tieguy at 08:42 AM on June 17, 2004

Peace out, Karl Malone. Have a nice summer fucking elk poaching or whatever. Don't hurry back. Heh, this guy really should do more sports.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:38 AM on June 17, 2004

Heh, this guy really should do more sports. It's problematic though (this may be better as a Locker Room question, but . . .): would we have a post every time there was something funny? I think every post to CB (and every week's McSweeney's NFL picks) deserves a discussion, but that's not the point of the site. None of which means the guys at CB should post less.

posted by yerfatma at 09:45 AM on June 17, 2004

BTW, I only posted CB because there was a genuine discussion at the end of the Piston's thread about why Darko looked so bad. I thought it might be of interest that he actually got his hand broken. That CB had the scoop was a bonus.

posted by Mike McD at 09:54 AM on June 17, 2004

Oh, if it sounded like I was bitching, I wasn't at all.

posted by yerfatma at 12:04 PM on June 17, 2004

Well, on Darko, yeah he looked very strange, but I think if you imagine yourself in his place - he's 18 (well, just turned 19), he's from Eastern Europe, speaks little English, doesn't get to play even though he's the number 2 pick, etc. - you could see how he ends up so out of place. I almost felt bad for him seeing the team picture with him staring at the camera, alone, behind everyone. Maybe the Pistons will get Vlade Divac this summer (who would be a good fit, sort of) to help Darko along. But wow did he ever look bad. The whole last quarter was quite the denoument from the game, if you will. Perhaps another thread is necessary but I'd like to speculate on the Lakers... I say Shaq gets traded to get any remaining value out of him. They get some high-profile coach (I bet Doc Rivers is mad he went with the C's). They build around Kobe. Maybe they don't make the playoffs next year. My crazy guess is Shaq goes to New Jersey for something like Martin and Collins. Although he is too slow for that, really. Maybe Shaq goes to Dallas? I can't think of a good slow team... Maybe New York?

posted by BobbyC at 07:46 PM on June 17, 2004

There's been a lot of chatter on sportstalk here in Atlanta about Shaq. Apparently he stated he'd like to end his career in Orlando, Dallas, or Atlanta. Atlanta has a ton of cap space and a high draft pick... but they're gonna suck for the foreseeable future. Orlando? didn't he burn all the bridges there? I have no idea how he'd fit in Dallas.

posted by trox at 09:03 AM on June 18, 2004

Shaq trade rumors, you say?

posted by yerfatma at 09:05 AM on June 18, 2004

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