Sunday, December 17, 2006

On Second Thought

by SonDog

Maybe Melo will be able to torpedo his own career. Every time I think Melo is turning the corner and realizing that his behavior is as important as his scoring, I'm proven dead wrong.

Last night's "brawl" in New York was the latest, "Melo?! NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!" moment. His sucker-punch on Mardy Collins was not only unnecessary, but utterly cowardly given that Collins wasn't looking and Melo backpedaled the other way quicker than he ever has gotten back on defense. I think I heard a report after the game that Conlin directed the following words to Anthony: "Let's dance, dickweed!" But maybe I made that up.

The "brawl" and my imagination of the post-game conversation in the locker room reminds me of this classic moment in fighting history.

Anyways, the media is all over Anthony in Denver and from watching ESPN, you would think somebody was killed. "Oh my God! This heinous act took place at the Garden!"

By the way, if Isiah Thomas truly ordered the foul, he needs to be punished severely.


OZ said...

Why does Thomas need to be punished? Hard fouls are a part of the game. Sure, clotheslineing the guy is probably not what he had in mind but accidents happen. I'm just pissed that I'm going to drop out of 1st in the fantasy league now that Melo has to sit and eat his candy bars.

Anonymous said...

Hard fouls are not supposed to be a part of the game. Hence, the need for a flagrant. There is no room for the Charles Oakleys of the world in the NBA today. The intent cannot be to injure a guy.