This is absolutely the most asinine article I have ever read. Yahoo Sports Adrian "D-Bag" Wojnarowski wrote this article regarding Darius Miles and the Blazers.
I could make a post solely about this article and disputing it. However, I am going to attempt to keep it short so I still write a decent game preview for tonight.
After reading this article, I get the feeling that
If you look around at any good leader, you will see a bit of arrogance. But that’s what makes them good leaders! How are you supposed to make people believe in your plan if you yourself are not sold on it? So for Wojnarowski to point this out as a bad trait, it exposes him as a nerd, who has never truly commanded the respect of a group of people. Granted that was harsh, and I don’t really even know Wojnarowski except for what I have read about/by him. But that is exactly what he is doing to KP.
Lastly, Wojnarowski says “Their threatening email had been a desperate final act of a franchise awash in arrogance.” As a fan, I see it as our management team is showing the fight and willingness to do anything to better this franchise. It can be compared to scrappiness on the basketball court. Sometimes, when things aren’t going your way you have to scrap for a win, and that’s exactly what our front office tried to do. I would SOOO much rather have an executive team soil our franchises name a little because they were trying too hard to improve our franchise then one who is happy to just stand pat without a plan at all (LA Clippers anyone?). We made a last ditch effort to win this game, but we lost (for now), and it didn’t work out. But like the legendary Wayne Gretzky said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Told you I could write a whole post on this article. I tried to contain myself, but I could not.
In some GOOD Blazer news Rudy Fernandez has been chosen to be the 4th contestant in this years dunk contest! Congratuations to Rudy and I hope he does something awesome. I think he will bring something out of his bag of Spanish tricks because like Buhler said Rudy is a “creative cat.” Good work voting him in guys!
The Milwaukee Bucks (20-23) are currently sitting in 8th place in the east. They have a new, defensive minded coach this year in Scott Skiles, and have enjoyed some mild success. They are 9-16 on the road and are 18th in the NBA in offensive efficiency. But don’t let their record fool you, they have already defeated the Spurs twice this year and the Jazz once. So they have the potential to come into
The Blazers will once again be without Steve Blake, who is now been ruled out 2-4 weeks. Let’s hope it is on the shorter end of that. Good news is, we will get an extended look at Bayless who has really stepped up in Blake’s absence. Sergio however is making the Blazers decision of who to keep and who to trade a whole lot easier. Granted he is not playing horribly, but he is not taking advantage of the situation like he should be either. What this does mean though is no move involving Sergio will likely happen until we get Blake back or are acquiring another point in the trade. But here are my keys to the game”
- Limit Our Turnovers
- This is especially important tonight, as
forces and average 16 turnovers a game. If we can take care of the rock tonight, I think it will give us a huge edge. Milwaukee
- Make Our Free Throws
- This is an exclamation point after Saturday’s game, and I am sure many of the Blazers have a little more energy and have their legs underneath them for tonight’s game. This should help in our % from the charity stripe.
- Outrebound Them
hits the boards hard and are 7th the league in rebounding. If the Blazers block out and limit their 2nd chance opportunities I think we will walk away with a win tonight. Milwaukee
I am looking forward to the Blazers bouncing back tonight and having a “statement game.” Look for good D and solid free throw shooting on offense. That’s why I am going with the Blazers and the under. I think we will hold
Goose is taking…