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Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

Posted on: August 19, 2010 8:52 am
 
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  • Rob Mahoney of Hardwood Paroxysm on who takes the last shot in Miami: "In almost every regard, the Miami Heat will not be like other basketball teams. So why should they be when it comes to their play-calling with the game on the line? Erik Spoelstra has all of these incredible scoring options laid out for him. No coach in recent memory has been more empowered to go away from the “Get X the ball and get out of the way,” endgame mantra. If there’s really a place where Spoelstra’s talents can stand out amidst the incredible star power on Miami’s roster, it’s there."
  • Terrico White should've been in the dunk contest last year. So what that he was still in college.
  • Dime looks at the five worst trades ever: "Date: September 9, 1980; Warriors Get: Two 1980 1st-round draft picks (Rickey Brown and Joe Barry Carroll); Celtics Get: Robert Parish and a 1980 1st-round draft pick (Kevin McHale). This is like something out of a video game. The Celtics should have got fined for armed robbery. How do you steal two NBA legends for nothing?"
  • Usain Bolt sees Kevin Durant as a role model: "When I was younger mine were Michael Johnson and Don Quarrie. Johnson was pretty much the best runner in the world, particularly at the 200m  -  my favourite event  -  and Quarrie was one of the best Jamaican sprinters in history, so I just wanted to be like them. I still have people I look up to even now. At the moment it's Kevin Durant, the basketball player (he plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder). Kevin is a good leader; he's very strong and very determined. Whatever he does, whether he's tired or injured, he works through it, pushes on and challenges his team-mates to do their best."
  • The Grizzlies and rookie Xavier Henry are in a stalement with his contract over performance based incentives. And owner Michael Heisley had in interesting quote on it: "Isn't it reasonable to think that the 12th pick in the NBA draft can make the rookie team?" Heisley asked. "I think what we're asking for is reasonable." I guess that would depend on what one sees as reasonable, would it?
  • Kenyon Martin tells The Denver Post he understands Carmelo's situation and even says the Nuggets are going backward: "I understand what he's going through," Martin said in a phone interview. "If I'm Melo, I'm thinking — are we getting better? They've got to prove to me that we're getting better... Everybody else around us got better. But we're taking steps backwards."
Comments

Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 5:08 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

Great point.  This is definitely about John Mayer and NOT LeFavre.

Oh wait...it is about LeFavre and the FACT that he is no longer a favorite.  The best part...LeFarve hates not being liked.





Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

He did take less money you dumb arse...know your facts...He could have made 8-10 million more over the life of the contract if he signed with Cleveland.




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2010 4:00 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

John Mayer is an ass clown who has no talent and has to make a statement so his name is at least in the news. SHUT UP JOHN MAYER U SUCK!!!!! I concur...


And for the poster saying it wasn't a sign & trade deal, you may want to check your facts...


It wasn't about the money though, it was obviously about having the best shot at winning a title since he couldn't do it as THE MAN...



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

John Mayer is an ass clown who has no talent and has to make a statement so his name is at least in the news. SHUT UP JOHN MAYER U SUCK!!!!!



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 3:38 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

Not for nothing d2stergar, but you might want to chill re: the dumbass comment...especially since it was NOT a sign and trade deal and Lebron DID take less money...get a clue before you rip somebody...



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

HE DID NOT TAKE LESS MONEY YOU DUMBASS!, THAT"S WEHY THEY DID A SIGN AND TRADE SO HE COULD GET MORE MONEY THAN MIAMI COULD OFFER. WHAT A TOOL!




Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:57 am
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

Yes the way Lebron left was terrible he should have just called the team got the deal and told everyone at that moment, that part i understand.  But the other part is if Lebron went to anyplace other then Miami he would have been called selfish and only in it for the money.  He cant win bc he did go to a team for less money then what he could have gotten to play with a team.  Jordan didnt have to say he would have wanted to play with bird or magic bc he already had players like rodman and pippen to help him.  Lets ridcule him for taking less money to play with great players yah thats a bad thing!!!! 



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:52 am
 

Shootaround 8.19.10: John Mayer burns the Heat

Shut up John Mayer. Sealed Stop pandering to your audience.  You are as bad as Steve Nash putting his Canadian nose into US politics in Arizona.


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