We learned several interesting things from the Bulls game last night. Foremost for me is that Larry Brown calls Antonio Davis 'Tony'. AD has been in the league for like 23 years now and I've never heard him referred to as Tony.
I'll admit that AD seems more like a big teddy bear than a big thug. But Greg Anthony, who should never be allowed more than 8 consecutive seconds of speaking on live TV, said that AD "doesn't have a violent past." Well wasn't it just a little over a year ago that he threw down with the Wiz' Brendan Haywood? It might have been provoked, but that still qualifies as violence. If memory serves, didn't Eddy Curry punch someone in the crotch in that preseason tilt? How lame is that? And why does Greg Anthony aggravate me more and more?
We also learned that there are still people who think it cool to be a moron on TV. People--please, just being on TV is not a cool thing. If you act like a goof and jump up and down, show us you have a cup of beer or give us the peace sign, you have ruined your one and likely only appearance on TV. Can't we start a cable station for everyone who has never been on TV? They can all line up and make funny faces or whatever. But quit mugging for cameras while I am trying to watch sports.
Are we to believe security in sports arenas really secure the place? Seems to me they are always late to the party. That may not be fair but last night Antonio Davis could have went to concessions for a nice pretzel and made it back to his wife's seat by the time security got there.
We go to Wrigley quite often. Am I to really believe that the peach-fuzzed, 136 lb. string bean would be able to thwart an angry, large man from wrongdoing? Not likely. So I don't blame Tony at all. I would have done the same thing. At least he didn't punch anyone in the crotch like Eddy Curry.
Other things we learned from the actual action in the game:
--Tyson Chandler is in the black hole of hoops. He fouled out, missed all 4 of his free throw attempts and had 4 turnovers. Ouch.
--The Bulls signed someone named Stephen Graham. He did not play.
--The Knicks have Maurice Taylor. Not sure when that happened.
--Eddy Curry fouled out in 26 minutes of playing time with 11 pts. & 4 boards. Tony had 16 and 9 on 7-10 shooting before his ejection.