Monday, May 30, 2005

Who is Better?

A new debate has aroused my thoughts, a debate that will probably continue for ages to come. The question being; who is better Shaquille O’Neal or Wilt Chamberlin? Now before anyone decides to answer this question, one should take time to think about it. To think about all the factors that comes into play.

For one I am not a big fan of Shaq but the man is very good at what he does and will some day join Wilt in the Basketball Hall of Fame. But consider it was two different eras and two different styles. It is almost like comparing Joe Montana to Brett Favre, both great players but two different eras. So what do you all think?

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Get Better

At the nice ol’ age of 57 is president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie, of the Sacramento Kings. Petrie had an angioplasty to remove the blockage that was found after he complained of chest pains to his wife.

Petrie started getting chest pains while he was running. He complained about tightness in his chest and it turned out to be a blocked artery in his heart.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

What the?

This is something I didn’t know about. There was a basketball fan, Mark Leidheisl, killed in a fist fight after a Sacramento Kings game in the Arco Arena parking lot. This guy was only 39 but apparently was drunk and on some type of opiate.

Who goes to basketball game on an opiate? Well the Sacramento Country District Attorney, Jan Scully, said the other men in the fight were defending themselves and not at all the aggressor. So no charges could be pressed nor were their any arrests.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

End of season quote

Brad Miller had something to say as well...
“It’s probably my second-hardest season basketball-wise and emotionally, with everything that goes into it, right behind winning 17 games in a year. It was just something that there was a mindset with everyone who was here at the beginning of the year thinking that we would make a run at a championship. But after everything that has happened, there was just a lot of curveballs. We would have never had guessed any of these moves that happened at the beginning of the year. It was just tough with all the injuries.”

Monday, May 09, 2005

We have come to and end

Here is what Peja Stojakovic had to say about this recent season and the offseason to come.
"I think we all should understand what our coach has done for us and for this organization and the city and maybe we should appreciate him more than we do. He should deserve more respect.”"

“"It was a weird season, losing three starters through free agency and trades, and having injuries—we tried to mix in new guys. Everything was a part of this year. Still we were able to make the playoffs as the sixth seed, we didn’t have home court advantage and Seattle played good basketball all year long. They deserved it and they played better basketball all series long.”"

“"I really believe that this team has talent. So what is going to bring next year, what kind of moves are going to be made— I don’t know. But I do believe that this team has talent.”"

What about the ffseason?
"Besides the regular things, for sure I need to work on my post game and get some new move into my repertoire and try to get better. It’s tough in Greece to find guys to play basketball because they’re all chasing around the beach and no one wants to play ball in the summertime.”"