PLEASE BRING MY CAKE BACK
Tip your Bowler hat to the original Lil' Flip. The Wolves were built for a short window, and that window has apparently slammed shut on their necks.
I'm saying this year's Wolves squad--with the return of Wally and the lost Neville brother, Troy Hudson, and the emergence of Eddie Griffin--was like some Ikea furniture or something. You got these pieces, the shit makes sense on paper, you think it should work, and by the end of the day you have a broken bookcase, a drinking problem and 6 extra screws. AND YOU CAN'T FIND THE ALLEN WRENCH! YAOMING?! (YO, OLOWOKANDI IS THE ALLEN WRENCH IN CASE MY METAPHORS ARE TOO FUCKING RAS KASS FOR YOU)
This team went into the season, restocked and loaded with a lineup that went 8 or 9 deep, in a Western Conference that was up for grabs for the first time this century. Flip's dismissal is sad and KG's apparent knee problems (that he is ignoring) are alarming. But perhaps most telling is the fact that in the beginning of the year, they were in the market for Jason Kidd or Shareef Abdur-Rahim, whereas now you've got this story . Now I know that sometimes the dudes at ESPN have to float shit to fill out column inches or whatever but let me just say that if this trade is consumated I am rolling up to Kevin McHale's like this man...
on some WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE!? type shit. Sprewell for Glen Robinson?!
One ray of sunshine today. The Wolves beat the Nets (golf clap, boys) last night, holding off a streaking Vince Carter. Garnett said this of interim coach/checkwriter Kevin McHale: "He's like a breath of fresh air right now. He's given everybody from A to Z confidence."
Yup. From Garnett on down to bench cozy, John Thomas, the shit is like Honey Apple potpourri. According to often dumbfounded center Michael Olowokandi, "McHale does a very, very good job at keeping us upbeat."
Yes, because you fucking guys were the number one seed in the West last year, you have the reigning MVP, and you have two extra above-average players returned to your arsenal this year, yet the sensitive contract demands of two Golden Girls have sent your team into a tailspin and cost your coach his job. But you need this horror movie villain...
To let you know that you're a special group of people.