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Way to go Chuck….

… and f**k Gilbert Arenas. This coming from a guy who hasn’t played all season and is a black hole, with only his ego being bigger than his mouth.

From Chuck Swirsky’s blog today:

Gilbert Arenas is an engaging, intelligent articulate, well spoken man. I like him. I enjoy watching him play. But Arenas crossed the line as he managed to disrespect Jose Calderon in his latest blog referring to growing support for Calderon to make the NBA All Star game Sunday in New Orleans.

Arenas writes:

“I mean, some people wanted Jose Calderon. Jose Calderon? Who? Come on man, this is All-Star, people. When I’ve seen some of the names that are being thrown around on the ticker as snubs, it’s killing me. I understand Calderon has the best assist-turnover ratio in the league, but you know what’s funny? All back-up point guards have the best assist-turnover ratios. Screw it, Kevin Ollie should be an All-Star then! For like five or six years, Ollie was No. 1 in assist-turnover ratio!

An All-Star is an All-Star! He’s playing at a high level. That means, if you take him off the team, that team should fall down if he’s that one guy. An All-Star means that he is dominating the game of basketball. It’s not even about numbers necessarily, it’s about dominating.

I could probably say that Richard Jefferson got snubbed maybe Josh Smith too. His 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks puts him at No. 14. Richard Jefferson is No. 13. Turkoglu is No. 15. But, El Calderon? Come on.

I’ve been loving the way he’s been playing for the last two years. When he first came into the league he was a little timid and scared to shoot the ball, but he’s taking over that team. But All-Star? He’s about 20 years away from being an All-Star.

This is the difference between Antawn and Caron stepping up with me out and Calderon stepping up with T.J. Ford out: Antawn is second in the league in double-doubles and there’s only five players in the league averaging 20 and 10 – he’s one of them. There’s Dwight Howard, Al Jefferson, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh and Antawn. Four of those five are All-Stars and their teams are winning. Caron is playing at a high level. He’s taking over the game when he’s been playing – All-Star. Calderon is managing a team. If he was up for Rookie All-Star, Sophomore All-Star … BOOM … he’d get in. He might even be MVP! But for the big show? The big game? No.”

I am shocked that an NBA player would go off on a fellow “brother” in the league. Has Calderon not played like an All Star? Who is playing better at the point in the East? Please don’t give me the “star power” mentality (All Star-glitz, ratings, etc.) of justifying Calderon’s absence. That’s a poor excuse and one that lacks substance, merit and common sense. Calderon should be on that team. Period. For Arenas to throw Calderon under the bus is too crazy to express. Very disappointing.

Guess who’s moving?

K and I just bought a new house! 😀
We’ll let you know all the details as things get finalized.

The Superest

Recently started following The Superest.
Pretty cool concept:

The Superest is a continually running game of My Team, Your Team. The rules are simple:
Player 1 draws a character with a power. Player 2 then draws a character whose power cancels the power of that previous character. Repeat.