May 15, 2006

Wallace and the taste of his own words.: Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Pistons fan, but (except for Broardway Joe) how often does guaranteeing a game work? Should players keep their mouths shut sometimes?

posted by commander cody to basketball at 11:52 PM - 33 comments

I mean just because he played with fire 4 times before and didn't get burned, doesn't mean he should keep reaching for the matchbook, does it?

posted by commander cody at 11:54 PM on May 15, 2006

The thing with 'Sheed is that he never knows when to shut up. But I feel for him. I don't think he figured he'd be sitting on the bench in the 4th quarter due to an injury rather than being on the floor affecting the game. This series has the potential to go 7. Aside from the Game 1 stinker, this has become an actual competitive series. Go Cavs! Make this one go to 7 games! More playoff basketball = happier me!

posted by chemwizBsquared at 11:56 PM on May 15, 2006

When I heard Wallace talking trash after the last game, I knew that this would happen. I'm not psychic, but you should never fuck with karma.

posted by wingnut4life at 01:31 AM on May 16, 2006

He's 4 and 1, not bad for guaranteeing something. He was lucky to be right 4 times in a row. I'd shoot for 5 if I had the chance. If you reverse it, look how many times he would have been wrong if he guaranteed a lose last year or the year before. I hate the pistons, I just think it's a little early to jump on the Cav's bandwagon.

posted by Bishop at 03:43 AM on May 16, 2006

I would love to see the Cav's upset the Pistons, dont think it will happen, but what a great story. As far as the "guarantee", he was trying to motivate his team, but it backfired. Shit happens, get over it.

posted by lightman at 06:58 AM on May 16, 2006

When Sheed runs his mouth it takes the spotlight off the rest of the team.Isn't this what leaders do.Other than Rip the stones had an off game.The Cavs [whatever that is] should enjoy last nites celebration.It will be their last of the year.....

posted by Ricky G at 08:36 AM on May 16, 2006

When Mark Messier does it, good. When Patrick Ewing does it, not so good...

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posted by Grrrlacher at 09:56 AM on May 16, 2006

What an awful game last night. I've had comas that were more exciting. I think we can all agree that the Cavs were lucky to win that one. And I don't think they'll have another opportunity to do it again. The Dallas game was wicked though - 3-1 on San Antonio?!? Who'd a thunk it?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:57 AM on May 16, 2006

The Dallas/'San Antonio game was good but it's no surprise the Mavs are up 3-1 with the level of officiating going on. NBA fans better never have to endure another Mark Cuban rant about bad calls after what the Spurs have been saddled with the last two games (particularly in the last minute of game 3 and 4).

posted by ksb122 at 10:12 AM on May 16, 2006

Hamilton is just plain nasty. I have to admit I was ignorant about him until this year. Whats the deal with that face mask though?

posted by HATER 187 at 10:25 AM on May 16, 2006

KSB 122...Amen brother....

posted by Grrrlacher at 10:27 AM on May 16, 2006

Man, I just can't stay awake long enough to watch the second game of the night. I wonder if ratings wouldn't be higher if the whole night was moved an hour earlier.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 10:57 AM on May 16, 2006

Yeah, even on Sunday they didn't have any games on all day until the evening. Very annoying.

posted by bperk at 11:18 AM on May 16, 2006

KSB my hat is off to you. I know the NBA does not want a consecutive Detroit/San Antonio finals again. It's a sad day when the powers of the NBA dictate the fate of a game!

posted by mustang71 at 11:22 AM on May 16, 2006

iam a detroit sports fan but in his case how many times have you seen him garensheed something and be wrong?

posted by cdavis8338 at 12:32 PM on May 16, 2006

I don't think Rasheed cares. (Check that -- I know he doesn't care.) Also, I just have to say, the front page post on this is terrible. PLEASE, bring your opinions inside to the first comment. The front page should have some semblance of the actual story. Not all of us know what you're ranting about immediately.

posted by chicobangs at 01:33 PM on May 16, 2006

My only gripe as a Pistons fan is that when Sheed gave his guarantee in 04 against Indiana, it was to motivate the Stones against the favorite as oppsosed to the underdog Cavs. We should have won this one sans a guaransheed.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 01:56 PM on May 16, 2006

Kiss of death. Remember Ron Artest predicted the Kings would win the whole enchilada.

posted by irunfromclones at 02:19 PM on May 16, 2006

I hope he chokes on Jame's snake again, that was great. Don't talk with your mouth full.

posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 02:41 PM on May 16, 2006

Whats the deal with that face mask though? He started wearing it when he broke a bone in his face. He got so hot he never stopped wearing it.

posted by yerfatma at 02:52 PM on May 16, 2006

Rip Hamilton has broken his nose so many times he has no cartilage left. He has to wear that mask for the rest of his career. When he retires, they'll build him a new nose, but before that, there's no point.

posted by chicobangs at 03:13 PM on May 16, 2006

When he retires, they'll build him a new nose, but before that, there's no point. We have the technology, we can rebuild him...

posted by lilnemo at 03:21 PM on May 16, 2006

the cavs have been getting all the calls in the 4th quarter. Last night with 2.3 seconds to go it was cleary knocked out of bounds by cleveland. Detroit will still prevail in 6.

posted by Number6 at 06:21 PM on May 16, 2006

Rasheed should learn to keep his damn mouth shut. no one wants to hear these guarantees that aren't worth shit and are usually wrong

posted by Young Mikey at 07:00 PM on May 16, 2006

Although the 'Guaran'Sheed' is getting dragged out Pistons will take the East again. Hats off to the Cavs I love a good series!

posted by MICHIGANDER at 08:54 PM on May 16, 2006

no one wants to hear these guarantees that aren't worth shit and are usually wrong Dude, you're killing me. The sad part is, he's usually right. Rip comes off screens so tight, I've seen him swing around and get elbowed by his teammates. Just like Reggie Miller use to.

posted by Bishop at 11:29 PM on May 16, 2006

Dude, you're killing me. The sad part is, he's usually right. Oh please. It's a guarantee. Once he's wrong, the guarantees are meaningless. A guarantee doesn't mean 'usually' right. Great basketball player, but he's a blowhard, and his guarantees hold no weight.

posted by justgary at 12:00 AM on May 17, 2006

He's 4 and 1 with his guarantee's. Don't get mad at me. I'm a sixers fans. I dislike the pistons a lot. But to say he's usually wrong is an incorrect statment. He's usually right is unfortunately the more accurate statment. He's guaranteed victory 5 different times now. He's been correct 4 different times. 5 apples minus 4 oranges = 1 peice of fruit

posted by Bishop at 03:31 PM on May 17, 2006

He didn't say "I'm pretty sure we'll win" or "almost positive", he said guarantee. If a company guarantees any unhappy customers get their money back, and for every 5 customers they tell one to screw themselves, the guarantee isn't worth anything. He's on a good team. He's going to be right more often than not. But it really doesn't mean anything. One, because he does it so much, and two, he's been wrong. He can use the word all he wants. At this point, I don't think anyone listens to him.

posted by justgary at 04:59 PM on May 17, 2006

Rip doesn't need to wear the mask anymore he just chooses to. He is superstituous(I'm sure I misspelled that) I suppose. He has said that he might wear it the rest of his career even though he doesn't have to. If he had no cartilige left his nose would be a hanging flap of skin, since all that holds it up is cartilige(probably spelled that wrong too, sorry).

posted by jcreibs13 at 08:13 PM on May 17, 2006

Looking back on the series... I dont think that it was a great idea.

posted by redsoxrgay at 09:28 PM on May 20, 2006

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