(As a disclaimer, both of Pat’s points here are in response to ESPN.com articles that I haven’t read.)
Pat, commenting on the rumored Rip, Tayshaun, Maxiell/Stuckey, AND two first-rounders for one measly Kobe deal:
At this point we should cheer for the lakers to tank, because then the trade could be RIP, Maxiell, Stucky and one pick for Kobe. We keep tayshaun. F(lounce) the lakers and go win some championships. I’m glad Joe didn’t do that freaking deal, jesus thats like trading half the team for one guy. Two first round picks? Doubter. Tay, Rip and Max or stuckey? doubter. Tay, Rip and next year’s first rounder I might consider but would still be concerned about. Anyways, I like the way joe talks about that. He makes it sound like when the pressure intensifies for LA to trade kobe he’ll be on the phone and ready to make a deal without including tay and we’ll go on to win multiple championships.
As much as I adore Kobe’s single-minded game, can I picture him ever playing for the Stones? Not really. An Italian-speaking score-first me-first superDUPERstar playing in Detroit? That’d be strange. But winning cures most ills.
Pat on Ben Wallace, unhappy in Chitown:
Good riddance to ben. bwahaha. I was wrong aobut chicago this season as i thought they were going to be good. Indeed they are not. They still might come around but we shall see. I like seeing ben wallace cry and whine and on a bad team. Its fun.
I completely can’t believe that. There was never a bigger BWall fan in the Stones universe than Pat. And he was an early adopter. He loved him from the very beginning.
When Sergei Federov left, Zach was pissed, but I don’t remember him openly cheering for his misfortune. Zach is probably the most vindictive sports fan I know, so Pat’s really on another level here. I don’t really know what’s going on here—there’s a disturbance in the force.