Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Proof That The NBA Offseason Is Upon Us

With the Olympic Games keeping our household NBA names such as Kobe, Lebron & Dwight on the sports pages, there hasn't really been an 'offseason' this year. Until now. The reason we know this is because Jamaal Magloire signing with the Miami Heat is about the only newsworthy story.
Back in 2004, Magloire was an All-Star, but since then he has suffered from a serious bout of "Ian Baker-Finch" syndrome in that he has somehow forgotten how to do the one thing he'd done all his life, play basketball.
Baker-Finch's struggles were on the golf course and for those who aren't familiar with who he is, he's an Australian golfer who played in the 80's & 90's and won the British Open in 1991. His game fell apart shortly after though and now he is a commentator for one of the US broadcasters.
From the football world and in particular the English Premier League, we have seen Manchester United splash out another 30.75 million pounds to swipe Bulgarian hit-man Dimitar Berbatov away from Tottenham Hotspur. Once again, a sign of how silly the premiership is in that any quality player usually ends up at Man U. Manager, Alex Ferguson will probably now be hailed as a mastermind for pulling of this deal.

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