- Over at Detroit Bad Boys Kevin Sawyer reveals his NBA All Overrated Team. Let’s just say I disagree with quite a few of his selections, one of them being Kobe Bryant. Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce are also on Sawyer’s list (among others). Sawyer says he would rather have Tim Duncan than Kobe Bryant. What? Come again?
- PistonsNation is becoming a little more receptive to having Big Ben in the D. And I admit, I am too. Remember my thoughts on Big Ben returning? Well, if you don’t, they’re here, here, and sort of here.
- Packey at Motown String Music is trying to get the moniker “Jereb-K.O.” to catch on. I sort of like it.
- Patrick Hayes at the Full-Court Press has a lengthy but worthwhile description of the Pistons open practice held today. Hayes opens by saying “Obviously, the roster and the coach are very different, but what fans got to see today as far as tempo, style and seriousness was also very different. Last year, the event was very fan-oriented as far as what was going on on the court. Rasheed Wallace was pulling kids out of the crowd to run through drills with him. The Billups-Wallace-Prince-Hamilton-McDyess fivesome wasn’t exactly loafing through things, but there was a very noticeable disconnect between that group and last year’s youngsters, Amir Johnson, Walter Sharpe, Cheik Samb and Alex Acker.”
- Pistons will be without Austin Daye for opening night in Memphis. This likely means Deron Washington will be active for the Memphis game, considering Jerebko and Daye (granted they are healthy) will both be unavailable due to suspensions.
- Gilbert Arenas/Rainn Wilson TNT spot (hat tip- That NBA Lottery Pick)
- And finally, the Darko thingy. It was not so much the article that piqued my interest, but a comment after the article. Exactly a week ago NYDailyNews.com writer Frank Isola wrote a short article about Darko and his present situation in New York. The article briefly touched on Darko’s Detroit past and all that jazz. Well anyways, here’s the comment (from “bobzilla”) that caught my eye. Take it for what it’s worth (lol):
“Ever since he was drafted right after LeBron and joined the NBA, Darko has been holding back. Why? you ask. Because he has always wanted to play for New York Knicks and that was the best and perhaps only way to get here. Believe me people, this guy is the white Kevin Garnett. He is unstoppable and has the best name in the league. You don’t even have to shorten it or give him a nickname or anything. I am going to order several jerseys for my entire family now. DARKO DARKO DARKO. Just remembet, you read it here first.”
Ha, sorry Dirk, please move over for Darko.