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Chris Mullin destroys the Sacramento Kings in a shooting contest, and moves ahead of Jimmer Fredette on the depth chart in the process.

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"This was the most Warriors moment in history."

- Joey Devine

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Warrior fans booed owner Joe Lacob during Chris Mullin’s jersey retirement at halftime. They also chanted “We Want Monta!” Friends from the game assure me that in person, the boos sounded “ten times louder.” Chris Mullin got the booing to stop temporarily, but the boos returned once Lacob started talking again. It didn’t help when Rick Barry grabbed the mic to scold the crowd, forgetting that nobody likes him either.

There was no real reason for Lacob to even speak, except so he could brag that he bought Chris Mullin a week’s vacation. Knowing Lacob, he’d explain that Mullin couldn’t take the vacation until 2014, when the Warriors would finally have cap space to afford it. It still wasn’t as bad as when old owner Chris Cohan got booed at the All-Star Game, along with his son.

Maybe Lacob’s trades have been defensible, and maybe he really is committed to winning. But he’s greatly misread the feelings of Warrior fans, who have seen him lose Jeremy Lin for nothing, waste his amnesty provision on a futile attempt to sign DeAndre Jordan, promise a playoff appearance and then tank the season - while only three games out. But he really screwed up when he started his speech with, “Now that we got that over with.” He taunted an already-angry crowd, and he got exactly what he deserved.

The lesson for Joe Lacob is the same whether he’s discussing trades that will never happen, or playoff appearances that will never happen, or trying to interject himself into the tribute to a classic player from 15 years before his time: Stop talking so much.

(via Ball Don’t Lie)

(SK)

Filed under: sports nba golden state warriors chris mullin danny ainge 
fatshawnkemp:

1992-93 Warriors Television Ad with Removable Schedule

Some observations:
Alton Lister looks shocked and/or horrified that Chris Mullin is laying it in.
Of course Mullin is laying it in and not dunking. He’s Chris Mullin.
That’s Danny Ainge behind Mullin. Ainge’s face is obstructed, and Rajon Rondo is only five at the time of this photo, but you can still tell Ainge is already thinking about trading him.

fatshawnkemp:

1992-93 Warriors Television Ad with Removable Schedule

Some observations:

  1. Alton Lister looks shocked and/or horrified that Chris Mullin is laying it in.
  2. Of course Mullin is laying it in and not dunking. He’s Chris Mullin.
  3. That’s Danny Ainge behind Mullin. Ainge’s face is obstructed, and Rajon Rondo is only five at the time of this photo, but you can still tell Ainge is already thinking about trading him.
Filed under: Sports basketball Chris Mullin Jimmer Fredette 
If Jimmer Fredette ever hopes to make the Hall of Fame, the journey begins with two words: Flat. Top.

If Jimmer Fredette ever hopes to make the Hall of Fame, the journey begins with two words: Flat. Top.

Filed under: bill simmons chris mullin warriors manute bol 

Sports Guy Book Signing

I went to the Bill Simmons book signing at Borders in SF tonight, an event most notable for the sports apparel on display.  It was probably 95% male, with all but maybe two of the girls in attendance there solely to earn girlfriend points.  The variety of clothing was impressive. I saw:

  • A Minneapolis Lakers throwback Gary Payton jersey
  • An old San Diego Clippers jacket
  • Paper 1992 Dream Team jacket
  • Two 1980’s-style Chris Mullins
  • University of Washington Brandon Roy jersey
  • Pau Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Latrell Sprewell, New York Knicks
  • A nicely-stitched Manute Bol Golden State t-shirt

One guy even ducked behind some shelves to change into an old NC State 1983 National Champs t-shirt just before Simmons signed his book. He could have worn it in line, but I guess he was trying to utilize the element of surprise. There were four Warriors jerseys; none bore the name of a current Golden State player. I had forgotten the signing was tonight, but fortuitously, I was wearing an Agent Zero Arenas t-shirt anyway.

I had planned to have Simmons sign Chuck Klosterman’s book instead, but the Borders staff shut that down. I wanted to have him write “Run TMC 4-ever”, but my friend was ahead of me in line, and distracted The Sports Guy by requesting a dedication of, “Chris Mullin was a C+ GM.” They got into a debate about whether Mullin was atrocious, or just mediocre, and Simmons signed my book without looking as an assistant snapped photos.

As we exited, Simmons was crediting Mullin for the Anthony Randolph pick, while Joey was yelling back, “The Corey Maggette contract wasn’t his fault!”  Two guys walked past and one said, “If I ever get rich and famous, I’m gonna meet Bill Simmons again and tell him this was the greatest moment of my life.” I disagree with his logic, but watching my friend start a spirited debate with a pseudo-celebrity about the meaningless roster moves of a go-nowhere team was definitely the greatest moment of my evening.

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