Thursday, November 15, 2007

Links: NBA Edition

Not much Grizzlies news today, but there are a few interesting NBA stories out there.

First up, Phoenix Suns head coach Mike D'Antoni is very displeased with the fans out in the desert. From Jerry Brown of the East Valley Tribune:

D’Antoni said he also wasn’t happy when the fans booed his team in the home opener when they were blitzed 119-98 by the Lakers.

“(I vented about the fans) because the fans deserved it,” said D’Antoni, a day after describing Tuesday’s crowd as “deader than we are” when his team struggled to put away the short-handed Knicks.

“If they’re going to boo us, hell, what’s the difference, I can boo them.“(Tuesday), they didn’t come ready. You have to come every game, you have to bring it … and they didn’t bring it. There was no atmosphere. Everybody — us, them — was just kind of down and blah and there’s not reason to be.”

Wow.....can you imagine what would happen if Marc Iavaroni said that to the fans of Memphis? I don't even want to contemplate it fully, to be honest.

The Grizzlies are playing the New Orleans Hornets tomorrow night. The Hornets are led by Chris Paul, who was the 4th pick in the 2004 draft, behind Utah Jazz PG Deron Williams. Dave Berri has another interesting comparison between these inextricably linked young PG's over on Wages of Wins. This is his 3rd post on these two great young players and they just keep getting better and better in my humble opinion.

Ok, one bit of Grizzlies news -- Chris Herrington has his Post-game Three-Pointer up for last night's loss to Milwaukee. As usual, Herrington has been reading my game notes from over my left shoulder -- quality stuff as always.

And one more -- the guys at Beale Stree Beat have a recap of last night's game as well.

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