I check RealGM religiously because it provides exactly what I want from an NBA site – a summary of the most interesting headlines from around the league. If the headline grabs me then ill read the rest. Simple, easy, fun.

Today I decided to write down my reactions to the RealGM headlines of the day.

Enjoy

Marion Questions Teammates’ Desire: The Heat are probably one of the top 5 worst teams in the league with no hope for salvaging this season. Their best player should be healing from injuries instead of playing and the rest of the team’s talent is questionable. Given this, how can Marion be surprised by their lack of desire? What are his teammates even playing for right now? Marion should really just keep his mouth shut because he looks like a fool. He was on a team that was a legit championship contender with arguably the best PG in the league running the show. Sadly he couldnt suck it up and figure out how to play with Amare, essentially forcing a trade to the Heat. Now he has to live with the results of his actions. Careful what you wish for Mr. Marion

Riley Talking about Shutting Down Wade: It’s about fucking time. G d forbid Wade suffers from a career threatening injury while trying to play when hes not 100%. The Heat have nothing to play for right now and should shut Wade down immediately. Seriously dont understand what the dilemma is here.

Isiah Thinks He’ll Be Back Next Year: This season has been depressing enough for Knick fans without Isiah reminding us that he will be back next year. I cant wait to see how he fucks our team up even more next year.

Johnson Stands By Decision to Sit Kidd: What a moron. Mark Cuban’s lawyers are examining Johnson’s contract as we speak looking for a “The Coach is a Moron” clause that will allow him to terminate Johnson’s contract for cause. I dont care what anyone says – you dont trade for Jason Kidd and then sit him for the last two possessions of a 1 possession game. Johnson should just man up and admit he fucked up.

Big ups to Katomate for bringing this video to my attention. There is no question that Wade is one of the 5-10 best players in the league. When his game is on, its a thing of beauty. He is also one of those players that you can tell genuinely loves the game and that’s what makes this commercial so damn good.  Props to Converse’s creative agency. Anyone know who it is?

Bet you were thinking I was going to give a full blog about the Shaq trade, huh? Good guess but thats for my next post.

Shaq Is Smarter Than You

January 29, 2008

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In the history of the NBA, has there ever been a better quote?

“The difference between those three is the Godfather trilogy,” O’Neal said in classic Shaq-speak. “One is Fredo, who was never ready for me to hand it over to him. One is Sonny, who will do whatever it takes to be the man, and one is Michael, who if you watch the trilogy, the Godfather hands it over to Michael. So I have no problem handing it over to Dwyane.”

Shaq was obviously referring to his relationship with Penny, Kobe and D-Wade. The analogy is so good, so on point, that I am kinda jealous that I never thought of it. And yes, I know, Bill Simmons wrote about this quote already here. Doesnt matter. Its still great.

What are you some of your favorite shaq quotes?