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#91 Vagrant

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:41 AM

tldr; I wanted major hits for my blog. Thanks for the goose chase, bro.

#92 rico6

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

It was fun while it lasted.

But we've just been Rick Roll'd lol.

#93 Woodie

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

I'd like to think that Stern didn't step in, but he is a meddling sonofabitch. And to be honest, it was/is going to be hard to pull a trade like that off. We're talking about two of the top ten players in the NBA with CP3 and 'Melo.

If Stern was to step in, it would be to help Jordan. MJ is the highest profile representative the NBA has ever seen...player, coach, or owner. He is also the benchmark for marketing and brand exposure. So Stern would gladly step on Riley, or anyone, for that matter, if it meant Jordan would bring the kind of positive attention to the NBA that only Jordan can.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

As for the deal, while I have been somewhat skeptical, the more I read from those two guys, the more I think it was real. Just too much detail and honest discussion for it to simply be them trolling. And it actually made sense.

Think about it, for NO, we all know how cheap Shinn can get, and that Okafor deal is bad...real bad. So I can easily see Shinn desperately wanting out of it. Not to mention that Paul only wants to play for a winner, and wants to stay in NO only if they make some moves to put them in title contention. Well, that would mean taking on bigger salaries and higher profile players, which is not something Shinn has ever been too fond of doing. If anything, he tends to jettison the players with overly high salaries as soon as possible. And by taking on the guys we were rumored to send, he would be able to cut significant salary in both this and future years, while taking on some young talent with good potential still on their rookie contract.

And Denver is in a really awkward spot. If Anthony does not accept an extension, then there is a strong likelihood that he will leave next year with no compensation. So getting some solid pieces now rather than lose him for nothing next year might seem fairly attractive to them…particularly since they really haven’t done anything to put them in any better position to challenge the Lakers in the West. And Wallace being one of the best values in the NBA is also a very attractive factor.

For the Bobcats, it puts them over the luxury tax, but also puts them in serious title contention. And it’s a legitimate idea to think the team feels they could make up the cost with the revenue generated by marketing, advertising, ticket sales, etc. Also, I do not think Jordan bought this team for the money or glory, he has both in spades, but to compete and win championships. I think that’s his primary goal, and I can easily see him doing whatever it takes to make it happen.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:08 PM

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

Hey Rick Bonnell, stop getting ideas from your half assed fluffy puff articles from here without giving credit where credit is due. You could at least mention the addy www.carolinahuddle.com in your little articles.

And do some legwork of your own. Oh that's right, the team has ostracized you because you're Shinn's lapdog.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

Hey Rick Bonnell, stop getting ideas from your half assed fluffy puff articles from here without giving credit where credit is due. You could at least mention the addy www.carolinahuddle.com in your little articles.

And do some legwork of your own. Oh that's right, the team has ostracized you because you're Shinn's lapdog.


Wow, I just read that.......article...if that's what you'd call it. lmao

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:23 PM

Happens quite a bit across the sports section in the Observer.