Finally, AI is a grizzly. Now they can still not make the playoffs
God to AI and Zach Randolph: "Thou shalt not pass ..."
Zach "Black hole" Randolph meet Allen "1 on 5" Iverson. This is the best idea since Isiah paired Steve Francis and Steph Passing the ball in Memphis is going to be like Federer hitting a forehand: You know the ball is not coming back. Iverson-Memphis marriage destined to end up like Rodman's and Carmen Electra's
Nothing will help foster Mayo and Gay's development than adding noted nurturing influence Allen Iverson. You've done it again Chris Wallace. RT @alleniverson: God Chose Memphis as the place I will continue my career--God has a great sense of humor or a poor sense of ball movement Coincidentally God Chose $2 Million More Reasons to Facilitate the Allen Iverson and Memphis Grizzlies Partnership
Next up was the announcement that the NBA may use replacement refs to start the season because they are having problems coming to terms with the regular refs. This brought out this reaction and a very good question:
Will replacement refs learn how to suck in time for the season?
There must have been 5 or 6 articles today about Stephon Marbury calling it quits and hinting at retirement. Not to be outdone by all those articles, Starbury himself tweeted this response:
Retire. LOL. They need for you to think I'm going to do that because they know I'm focused and ready to play this year count me in for 5 yrs
Don't believe the hype someone is trying to build off of saying I said or wrote that I wasn't going to play. Sorry no box for me. LoL..
Of course, a team has to offer you a contract in order to play in the NBA and it isn't clear whether any GM's will take a chance on his mental state to offer him one.
Mark the Calendar for Sep 27, 2009, Minnesota and Boston Have Engaged in Low Level Talks Concerning Chucky Atkins and Damien Wilkins ...
Follow Me Here, Much Like Barry Situation in Hou, Atkins Could Be B.O. Prior 27th. Giddy, Scal and TAllen Been Connected to Both Rumors ...
Ainge Has Interest in All Three Players. Damien Won't be Bought Out, Brent and Chuck, Maybe.
Now, both Atkins and Wilkins are owed around $3.4 million on the final years of their contracts. So if he did this, Danny would be swapping expiring contracts for expiring contracts. Not sure how much a 35 year old Chucky Atkins still has left but Wilkins is an interesting player. As with all rumors, it's probably just smoke in the wind but gives us something to tweet about.
Finally, Shelden Williams is in Boston working out with the players who are already in town and he had this to say:
Just go done with r first day of pick up games went well r team won 3 game to 1
Speaking of Shelden, Twitter can also be educational. Here is an exchange educating Shelden on ubuntu:
CB: you up to speed on Ubuntu yet?
SW: on who?
CB: oh man, first thing you gotta do is talk to someone and have them explain Ubuntu to you (key to the title 2 years ago)
SW: never heard of it
CB: its about "team ego" - here ya go: http://www.celticsblog.com/...
SW: oh ok thanks
S5k oh man, it's ALL ABOUT ubuntu.
SW: oh ok
Looks like Doc will need to begin the season with another lesson on ubuntu to bring the new guys up to speed.