>> DeShawn Stevenson is swagger jacking Lil’ Wayne and claiming originality…..Lemme guess, Stevenson’s next wrist band will say, “Misunderstood ain’t gotta be explained,” or perhaps “Bling, Bling.” (Just go listen to ‘DontGetIt’ (some call it ‘Misunderstood’) on Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter III – or just check the lyrics here.)
>> The key part of the body is the wrist:
- DeShawn Stevenson is debuting his ‘Wristbands That Don’t Make Sense’ line (above link from the DC Sports Bog).
- Dee Brown has a superman wristband.
- Antonio Daniels did not have surgery on his troubled wrist, but it’s feeling okay….even though he will wear a light brace.
>> Caron Butler is making bold claims: “If healthy, we’re the best team in the Eastern Conference,” Caron Butler said. “That’s how I feel. Hands down, we’re the best team in the Eastern Conference if healthy.”
I’ve suggested that the team slogan be changed from ‘Character, Commitment, Connection’ to just a big ‘IF’ on a billboard.
>> Oh yea, Gilbert Arenas ducked out a side door and didn’t speak with any members of the media on Media Day.
>> But the most important part….how much maturity has Andray Blatche gained over the summer? I have my reasons (basically, we’ve been waiting the longest for him) for voting Blatche (over Nick Young) as the Wizard who needs to step it up the most in Gilbert’s absence on Bullets Forever.
Let me just put the excerpt from Ivan Carter’s Media Day Entry on Wizards Insider:
When we chatted with Andray, he swore that he’s “more mature” this year and hungry to break out and really tap into his potential.
When this was related to Antawn Jamison, he responded by shooting me with a look that effectively said “We’ll see.”
Jamison then talked about Andray: “He says he’s a veteran. He says he’s matured. He says he’s ready for the task. He has to show us. I mean, like you guys, the excuses and hearing the same thing at the start of every season, it goes in one ear and out the other. It’s time to show it.”
In Mike Jones’ version, both Haywood and Jamison snicker at Andray’s talk. We will see indeed.