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The Baron Returneth

March 17th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Tonight marks the return of one of the most popular athletes in the history of the Bay Area, as Baron Davis at last pays a visit to the arena he once ruled.
Many things have changed in Oakland, as the team legs out a disastrous season following the Davis trade to L.A. The leadership is questionable at best; guys are injured; some are being told they’re no longer welcome; and the GM has been cut off at the knees. Even Baron can’t explain it.


Sean Williams Isn’t Pleased With the Cell Phone Plan You’re Suggesting

March 17th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
As such, he’s going to shout, grab a computer monitor and smash it.
Sadly, none of the above is fictitious, as the Nets’ Williams was arrested yesterday following an incident at a mall in Denver.
The Star-Ledger reports:


Phil Jackson Couldn’t See Himself Working for Mark Cuban

March 16th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Phil Jackson has hinted time and again that his stay on the coaching sidelines is close to an end. After next season, Jackson insists that he’ll hang ‘em up, so to speak.


Jerry Sloan’s Ejection: Historically Quick, Predictable

March 16th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
The local press has yet to figure out if it’s the fastest coaching ejection in League history; they’re far too busy gloating over the fact that they saw it coming from a mile away.
From the Salt Lake Tribune:


Marko Jaric Is in Big Trouble

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Update: NBCphiladelphia.com reports that no charges will be filed against Marko Jaric for an assault that allegedly took place three days before his wedding last month.


Report: Chris Mullin and the Warriors Will Part Ways

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
It’s no secret that things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for Chris Mullin and the Warriors. The product on the floor is awful, and things are even worse in the front office. In other words, changes are a-coming.
And those changes include Mullin no longer working for the Warriors after this season, according to the local media.


LeBron Wants His Beloved ‘Crab Dribble’ Back

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
And the NBA might just grant their young King his wish.
It was recently revealed that the League is hard at work on revising exactly what a travel is, and might want the NCAA and FIBA to adopt similar guidelines.


Video: J-Rich Thought 360; LeBron Had Other Ideas

March 13th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Those ideas included a massive, game-changing block. Or a foul (that obviously wasn’t called). It’s a matter of opinion, I suppose: