Not a whole lot going on in sports today. Rashard Lewis signed his contract with the Magic that will pay him like $126 million. No that is not a typo. A 28 year old swing man who most fans couldn't pick out of a one man lineup is going to make 20 some odd million bucks per year.
Gerald Wallace re upped with the Bobcats for like 60 some odd million. In my opinion he's a better all around player than Rashard, but Shard is going to make twice what he'll make. He may want to revisit the market. I'm just sayin.
Portland bought Stevie Franchise out of his $34 million contract for $30 million. They might want to look up how buyouts typically work. This ain't it! They gave him damn near all of his money and the freedom to go play wherever he wants too. So they basically gave up Zach Randolph for Channing Frye..................
Darko is about to sign with Memphis, it's only a 3 year deal so he'll still be super young when he gets yet another deal.
Some doctor thinks Greg Oden may have mono. He's not Greg's doctor, he's just a doctor. He must be really good if he can come to that conclusion having never examined the young man. I need to find out more about him so I can just email him my symptoms and he can diagnose my problems without me even having to leave my house. It would save me a ton of money!
Albert is pissed at Tony La Russa for not playing him and he should be. Tony says he was saving Albert for just in case they went into extra innings, but come one, a single would have won the game with 2 outs and everyone on the move. Try again Tony. The other thing that puzzles me about the situation is the fact that Albert plays for Tony! He should have been one of the first subs in the game just for the simple fact that his manager was managing the game. If you can't get preferential treatment from your own damn coach.............
So in more disturbing Atlanta Hawks news; Billy Knight let two of the assistant coaches interview for jobs with other teams, but now that they've been offered the jobs he's not going to let them leave. He thinks they should honor the contract which runs through next year. I have no problem with wanting someone to honor a contract, but why even let them interview if you weren't going to let them leave?? It makes no sense! And as far as honoring contracts, there's always a way to get out of a contract. Always! Almost all of them have buyouts and clauses that can get you out of them, so I don't know why Billy is being such an ass about this. I don't know why in the hell you would want to keep someone around who clearly doesn't want to be there anyway. They might try to sabotage the team and it could affect our win total. Hahahahahahah! Looking at our win total over the past few years, maybe they've been sabotaging the team all along! I don't know why Billy is acting like you can't replace assistant coaches with ease. It's not like the Hawks have a sophisticated offense or defense for that matter. It seems like just about anyone can do the job in Woody's system. Billy's coming off as a jerk! I know there's more to this story than meets the eye. He's probably just the messenger, but I'm just sayin.
Hawks Box Score from Open Practice
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