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WHAT?!?!?! An NBA player who's only about the money?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Norman Stansfield, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I've got to second what Smith said in his column.

    Although I only dealt with him a few times last season, the last time being in the Final Four, the one overriding thought I had in my head afterward was, 'What a fucking prick.'
  2. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I was thinking of what Smith would say because I just finished re-reading The Jordan Rules (randomly picked it up at B&N to finish off a gift card). I hadn't read it since high school. Man, that book must've been something when it came out. Great reporting, color and opinion mixed in. I wonder if it's on Cuban's Amazon wish list?
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    That's one way of saying it. Another would be he's too thoughtless to understand the ramifications of his utterances, i.e. he lacks the capacity to think before he speaks. Obviously he's not what Joe Biden would consider to be of Presidential timber.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Great column by Smith...
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Very good column by Smith. And I'll third the "Tyrus Thomas is a dick without a real reason to be" theory.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I think it's pretty clear that the kid's fine has only fleeting connection to his slam-dunk contest comment. The Bulls just want to show him that he can't be a punk all the time.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Thomas may be a real tool, but what he said isn't going to surprise a lot of folks. In fact, most of the sporting public would agree. The slam dunk contest has run its course; it's lame and the same old, same old. Unless you let these guys start using props, how much more can they actually do that hasn't been done last year. And the year before. And the year before....
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules" was a super book ... it both maintained my interest - on an NBA subject, no less - and it was one of the first publications to my knowledge that didn't fawn over Mr. Jordan.

    Smith's column was spot-on, as usual given a chance to tackle this type of subject. Tyrus Thomas is a jerk, but if being a jerk is a fineable offense, most pro athletes would be much lighter in the wallet.
  9. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    If I was Stern, I'd find someone to replace him.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Yeah ... but, Sam ... it sounds like he's been a monumental jerk.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    No doubt, Shot. But you know as well - perhaps better - than I do that Thomas is not alone. Sure, he scored no points for tact, but it's still not a fineable offense. Can't the Bulls worry about bigger issues - like headbands?
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, that's just it, Sam. The bigger issue is ... the bigger issue. That's why I'm saying the Bulls shoved back for reasons more far-ranging than an off-handed comment about the slam-dunk contest. They got fed up with this kid, like so many of these high schoolers coming into pro ball, failing to show respect for history or the game itself.
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