We all like to speak our mind. We all have opinions that like to be heard (whether people are listening or not). There are sports talk radio shows, fan message boards, websites and of course blogs.
The media has been around forever. Athletes conduct an interview and BOOM, their words are in black and white the following morning. Let’s not forget about Twitter and Facebook.
Basketball players are no different; they all want playing time. When they don’t get the amount of clock they think they deserve; most of them speak out.
Sac Bee on Spencer Hawes of the Sacramento Kings found himself in street clothes for the Pistons game Tuesday night. Seems like Mr. Hawes voiced his opinion on Paul Westphal’s rotation.
“All year we’ve kind of been dealing with that,” he said. “When you think you have kind of gotten over that hump, it comes back up again. That’s the philosophy, so you’ve just got to deal with it.
“Everyone up and down the roster has had a taste of that, so everyone can relate. I think it’s kind of tough, the not-knowing part on a game-to-game basis, to get in that rhythm. But that’s the way it’s going and there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.”
Sorry Mr. Hawes, it really isn’t an issue. The coach makes the moves, simple as that.
Philadelphia Inquirer on Herb Magee and his 903 wins. WOW! Congrats coach…
Magee earned career win No. 903 last night when his Philadelphia University team defeated Goldey-Beacom College, 76-65, in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference game. The victory at the Gallagher Athletic Center enabled the 68-year-old to break the record he shared with Bob Knight.
Newark Star-Ledger on former Christ the King/St. John’s center Jayson Williams sentenced to 18 months in prison.
At the height of his success, he was a millionaire many times over, a charismatic regular on late-night talk shows and a bon vivant whose travels through Manhattan’s nightlife — celebrities at his side — made him a frequent boldface name in gossip columns.
“Some people succeed because they are destines to, but most people succeed because they are determined to…”