Thursday, June 22, 2006

In Mourning

It's been a couple days and the bad taste in my mouth still lingers from Miami's defeat of Dallas in the NBA Finals. Not that I begrudge Dwayne Wade his glory, or even Gary Payton his due. Heck, even Shaq has on me in his old age.

I appreciate and respect Alonzo Mourning's comeback from kidney disease and his ability to play at a high level with an admittedly great game 6. I cannot respect the fact that he weaseled and schemed his way out of playing for two teams, abusing Toronto for a $9 million buyout (that's right, Toronto paid him not to play for them...). Such behaviour sets a new standard for spoiled brat entitlement. Whatever happened to playing for the love of the game?

"Congratulations" Alonzo, you "deserve" it.

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