By Jason Wojciechowski on February 10, 2008 at 11:06 PM
Greg Popovich said: "What they did in Memphis is beyond comprehension. There should be a trade committee that can scratch all trades that make no sense. I just wish I had been on a trade committee that oversees NBA trades. I would have voted no to the L.A. trade."
Really, you would have voted no on a trade that vastly improves one of your chief rivals in the West? I'm shocked! But hey, while we're at it, Mitch Kupchak would have voted no on the Damon Stoudamire buyout that your team is now benefiting from. I also notice that you didn't utter a peep back when the Lakers gave up a soon-to-be All Star, Caron Butler, out of the conference for Kwame Brown. Or when Kevin Garnett got traded out of the conference for a pupu platter of young mediocre players. Or when Shaq got traded out of the conference. Or when Shaq got traded back into the conference! Bad trades happen, and it's not even clear that this Memphis deal is a bad trade -- Memphis will have tons of cap room at the end of this year purely as a result of this deal.
In other words, shut your mouth, you fucking crybaby.
But you know, thank god Pops went and said something dumb. You know why? Because I haven't had someone in the NBA to hate in quite a while, probably going back to the Lakers-Kings rivalry of the early part of this decade. And now I do.