Monday, October 20, 2008

Mmmmmm, Whatcha Say, Miami?

The Celtics had a shot. They had a shot to stick it to the team that's already clearing out room in its trophy case for every NBA title from now until 2050. But, I guess they thought it wasn't worth it to sign a rotation player for nothing while making life difficult for Portland, and thus the Celtics cut Darius Miles today. (Hat tip, GodZiller)

Looking at the Celtics' bench, the big difference from last season is obviously James Posey. Miles was thought to help hedge his loss a bit, but it seems like the whole him not being on the team thing might present a bit of a problem. So now you're looking at a combination of Eddie House, Tony Allen, Brian Scalabrine, Bill "I've Put a Huge Target On My Back" Walker, J.R. Giddens, and Leon Powe to provide most of the bench minutes. I'm not dumb enough to doubt the resolve of the Celtics, but without Posey, it's not quite a cakewalk. Losing Miles certainly doesn't help that.

But come on, this isn't really about the Celtics. This is about screwing over the Blazers before they take a stranglehold on the league! Ziller mentions that it could be up to another team to step up to the plate and sign Miles. I love it, and I know just the guy: Pat Riley. Cue the music.

(For a little background, the following clip is a case study in terrible soundtracking and dramatic reaction shots. Take it away, The OC!)

Oh, and don't bother watching the whole clip. Fastforward to the 1:20 mark.

If you're lost as to what I'm talking about, get your ears/head checked. Or watch this video.


(BOOM. The Miami Heat sign Darius Miles to a 1-year guaranteed contract for the minimum to bolster that incredibly weak bench.)

Mmmmm whatcha saaaaaay? Mmmm that you only meant well? Well, of course you did.

Mmmmm whatcha saaaaaay? Mmmm that it's all for the best? Of course it is.

Mmmmm whatcha saaaaaay? Mmmm that it's just what we need, you decided this.

Mmmmm whatcha saaaaaay? Mmmmm what did (you) say?


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