Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:02 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2010 11:06 pm

And here's Deron Williams jumping off a cliff

Posted by Royce Young

Don't look, Utah Jazz. This video might make you throw up.

(Let me throw in the caveat here because this is the Internet and you never know, but I suppose this could be fake. It sure doesn't appear so, but I'm just looking to cover my butt if it's revealed that this was faked by someone so that I don't look like a naive, gullible fool.)

Not to sound like my mother here or get all Serious Sportswriter on you, but Deron Williams doing a backflip off a cliff probably doesn't sit all that well with the Jazz or Jazz fans. Obviously he's fine and he definitely knew what he was doing, but with past instances like Monta Ellis on the moped or Ben Roethlisberger on the motorcycle, what athletes do in their free time is always an interesting situation.

They're adults. They deserve the right to enjoy themselves and enjoy their money. Just because an organization is counting on their body to be healthy doesn't mean they can't have some fun. But at the same time, that body is a major investment for an organization. And if Williams had cracked his head on one of those rocks, this would've been a very big deal.

I don't necessarily have an opinion on it because it's really hard to figure where you draw the line. A player like Kevin Durant spends a lot of his summer playing pickup ball. And it's not that hard to come down wrong and turn an ankle or tweak a knee running some ball on the blacktop. Clearly playing basketball isn't quite as drastic as doing backflips off a jagged cliff, but still, there's a point in there somewhere.

In the end, it doesn't really matter. And I shouldn't have brought it up. Because the moral of this story (and video) is, Deron Williams is pretty darn cool. And good at cliffjumping in a backwards manner.

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Posted on: July 27, 2010 7:56 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2010 7:57 pm

Video: Offseason review - Central Division

Posted by Royce Young

The Central was the center of free agency this offseason. LeBron's decision, the Bulls multiple moves and plus, some other interesting transactions. It's all been graded and broken down , plus here's some talking about it as well.

Posted on: July 23, 2010 1:47 pm

Wade talks to Jimmy Kimmel on how it went down

Posted by Royce Young

Dwyane Wade appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked a lot about the whole situation in Miami. Well, actually Jimmy Kimmel just pretty much prodded Wade a bit, and made fun of the Knicks. It's good stuff. One interesting note: Sounds like Wade's eight-year-old son is actually the architect of all this.

Posted on: July 20, 2010 6:21 pm

Video: Offseason update, 7.20.10

Posted by Royce Young

What's up with the Matt Barnes sign-and-trade that didn't happen? Is Yao Ming actually hurt or not? And what does it mean that super-agent Lon Babby is now a head man for the Phoenix Suns? All this is discussed in today's NBA offseason update.

Posted on: July 19, 2010 6:00 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2010 6:02 pm

Video: Offseason update

Posted by Royce Young

A quick rundown in video form of what's happening around the league:

Posted on: July 19, 2010 5:13 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2010 5:33 pm

Video of Dwyane Wade's World Trade Center quote

Posted by Royce Young

Regardless of the fact Dwyane Wade was originally misquoted, this isn't the smartest statement in the world. And wisely, he issued an apology on it .

We've had many folks misuse the horrific tragedy analogy/simile over the past few years. North Carolina coach Roy Williams' quote last year about comparing a disappointing season at UNC to the earthquake in Haiti comes to mind pretty quickly. Hard to really nail that comparing-thousands-of innocent-lives-lost-to-actually-mea
ningless-basketball-games zing. I think right now, the hit-to-miss percentage on it is something like zero to negative 50 percent.

Wade's was much, much less harmless as he was trying to make the point that losing a few basketball games isn't anything like a catastrophe. Which is the exact opposite of Williams' Haiti quote and is also entirely accurate. Even still, it's always just best to avoid these types of things in general, otherwise you'll find yourself issuing a PR apology over it.

Anyway, here's the video of Wade's WTC quote:

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