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Jon Koncak’s #53 to Be Retired by SMU

5 Feb
Koncak/Longley

Do you know how hard it is to find pics of Jon Koncak where he is not merely a background participant or getting completely schooled? Here he is able to save some kind of face by standing next to Luc Longley.

Six years and $13 million dollars. Those were the terms that the Atlanta Hawks agreed to in 1989 when they signed 7’0″ center Jon Koncak to a backup role. The figure may not sound like much by today’s terms, but Koncak contract is largely responsible for that fact as it threw the NBA salary scale completely out of whack. Consider this: Koncak’s signing meant that the Hawks were paying him a salary on par at the time with guys named Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, or Magic Johnson. For a straight scrub. Imagine how the Kevin Willises of the world lit up with joy when they learned that NBA GMs could be swayed by the precedent that had been set. Pro basketball has never been the same.

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Super Rookie Durant Locked Down by Strong Mavs Squad

21 Jan
Kevin Durant, originally uploaded by Mr. Hernonymous.

It was an unfortunate return to Texas for last year’s NCAA National Player of the Year as rookie extraordinaire Kevin Durant really stunk it up in front of the Dallas Mavericks crowd on Saturday night. He went a dismal 3-12 from the field to tie his season low of 6 points in 25 minutes of play. Honestly, Durant looked lost out there and failed to even produce a single memorable moment at either end of the floor. I guess we’ll have to wait til next year to see any excitement from this young player in person. Hopefully one day someone will find this post in the blogosphere and use it as a measuring stick for how far this talented young man has come.

Chris Bosh’s Girlfriend and Cousin Cause Raptors to Lose « All Talk Sports

7 Jan

Chris Bosh’s Girlfriend and Cousin Cause Raptors to Lose « All Talk Sports This is a funny story. I will try to find video when I get home.

***UPDATE*** video now available

Here we see the footage from last night’s Sportscenter.

… and here is raw footage from the Raptors telecast.  At about the 5:00 mark you’ll see LeBron pretend as if he is going to give the ball to his hecklers, but then flips the ball to the ref.  This draws quite the reaction from the young ladies, who can be seen jawing and waving their arms, to which King James responds, quite audibly and repeatedly, “it’s your fault” as he points out the offending parties.  As James takes his spot for the ensuing free throw, the look on Bosh’s face is just priceless!

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