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Flip It & Reverse It


In case you haven't been following the basketball world lately, something interesting happened last night. The New Jersey Nets had signed former Blazer Shareef Abdur Rahim to a tentative 6 year contract. But before things could be finalized, they put a hold on the procedures and spent roughly a week and a half saying that they were "worried" with what they had found in Rahim's knee during the routine physical. Sadly, they made this a very public statement and it reflected very badly on Rahim, who's never once missed a game because of the knee and has plenty of doctor's saying there is no need to worry. Well, after much negative publicity, the Nets renegged on their offer to Rahim, leaving him in the dust. He had passed on multiple offers that were much better to play with Jason Kidd and the team in New Jersey. Instead, he was treated like damaged goods by the Nets, and his outstanding health and skills were publicly questioned. If you hadn't already known, Rahim is a very driven muslim and one of the few amazing people in professional basketball. This is a shame. One of the users in the Blazers Forum set up a reverse scenario which puts things into perspective:

"Rod, you know I wanted to go to a winner, and I'm willing to take much less money to do so. However, I just looked at an MRI of Jason Kidd's knee and it looks really bad. Down the road it may affect his ability to play. Since I'm assuming more risk that the Nets may not be a winner if he goes down, I'm going to need a 42% pay increase."
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2:20 PM

I read that the Nets instead signed Marc Jackson. He nicely personifies a totally worthless blight of a player who will do nothing but take up bench and salary cap space. But who needs a power forward who's averaged 20 and 10 for most of career, right?    



7:35 PM

perhaps what Rahim needs is just some love from ex-teammates. I point in this direction:

http://www.nba.com/blazers/sights_sounds/Ha_Thinking_of_You_E_card-126999-41.html

HIlarity: ensue.    



7:35 PM

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6:26 AM

Brendan, great comment, great comment.    



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