The Wire

Mark Cuban Wonders About His Twitter Rights

March 30th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
It took a while, but Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban finally got in trouble with the League about something he wrote on his Twitter page. Cuban was fined $25K for criticizing the refs following a game against the Nuggets on Friday night.


Dwight Howard’s Preferred 1st Round Foe: Detroit

March 30th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
It’s only natural (and fitting), I suppose, to want to beat the team that’s given you so many problems in years past.
Dwight Howard knows who he wants to face, and beat, in the postseason this season. Detroit Pistons, come on down!
From ESPN:


Here’s Your Weekly Dose of Shaq Dissing Other Centers

March 27th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Seems like he does this almost every week, doesn’t it?
Shaquille O’Neal was back it last night, following his Suns’ loss in Portland. When the subject of his his little tiff with Joel Przybilla during the game was broached (plus his thoughts on Greg Oden), reporters in the locker room perked up as they knew that some typically Shaq-esque responses were on their way.


Stan Van Gundy on the Celtics’ ‘Excuses’

March 27th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Two nights ago, the Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics in Florida, and in the process leap-frogged the C’s in the Eastern Conference standings. This made their coach a very happy man, and one who simply couldn’t resist throwing a shot at the team he’d just beaten.


Tony Parker: Le MVP Candidate?

March 26th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

The MVP debate this year has centered around three players. LeBron, Kobe and D-Wade. Though it’s pretty clear to everyone that James has the award all but locked up, the complete list of candidates continues to take shape.
Tony Parker’s name has now been thrown into the hat by his teammate, Tim Duncan.


Reggie Miller Doesn’t Believe Allen Iverson

March 26th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Though A.I. maintains that he will be a good soldier, and faithfully come off the bench for the Pistons once his back feels better, a lot of people are skeptical. Among those is Reggie Miller, who shared his feelings with a national TV audience.
From the Detroit News:


Isiah Thomas: Clipper-Bound?

March 26th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Should a nuclear war wipe out life on this planet at some point in the future, only a few earthly creatures will survive: cockroaches and, apparently, Isiah Thomas.
Thomas is reportedly a hot commodity in NBA circles again, with the Los Angeles Clippers being the leading candidate to acquire his brilliant services. Of course they are.


In Charlotte, Horse-Riding is More Important Than the Bobcats

March 25th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Team owner Bob Johnson has no qualms with letting his employees know this. And this reality drives Larry Brown crazy.
The Charlotte Bobcats have had a raw deal over the last few years with their scheduling, and this season is no different. They have Johnson’s daughter (and her horsies) to blame.
From the Charlotte Observer:


Thanks to Kobe’s ‘Selfishness’, the Mavs Can Beat L.A. in Playoffs

March 25th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Um, that’s according to Ryan Hollins of the Mavs, a man who has played in a whopping 18 games this season, and clocked about 9 minutes per.
Hollins, appearing on a sports radio talk show, gave the Lakers (and their leader) some great motivational material should the two squads meet in the first round of the postseason.
The Dallas Morning News has the details:


Chris Bosh’s Wholesome Image Takes a Hit

March 24th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
CB4, perhaps more than anyone else in the L, works very hard at branding himself and creating a certain public persona. That of an accessible, somewhat goofy, fun-loving guy.