Really Darius? Still??

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So there I was… watching my DVR’d version of last night’s preseason game… when Patrick O’Bryant made a nice pass from the top of the key to Darius Miles under the basket.  Darius isn’t quite as explosive as he once was… so instead of a 180 dunk… it was a bit of a soft lay in over the rim.

And then he did that alien-antenna thing. 

Really Darius?  You’re STILL doing that?  Even after a career that might be described as sub-par… and as you try to reclaim the last few years of it as a role player on a championship team?  You’re still going to showboat after a layup in a preseason game in which you were obviously rusty and winded? 

People joked about whether they’d see him bust that thing out this season… because we all knew he didn’t have the audacity to do it. 

Or so we thought.

I need some cheering up.  Here’s Bill Walker, introducing himself to Theo Ratliff:

Herald:  Anxious Darius Miles ahead  |  Giddens learns from the best  |  Preseason tour starts with loss at Mullins  |  Globe:  Guardian Rivers gets assist(really Globe?  7:30 am after the Champs see their first action… and that’s all you have online?  C’mon)   |  Telegram:  Walker sparkles in loss  |  ESPN:  Brand hopes to rekindle 76′ers-C’s rivalry  |  Ball Don’t Lie:  Celtics preview (as only they can do  it)

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19 Responses

  1. Dude….why you so negative all the time? Miles hasn’t played in two years….he’s celebrating his return to the court.

  2. You’re making too big of a deal over it. I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t think he does it to showboat anymore. Kind of like Jason Kidd’s kiss to his kid and (ex)wife at the free throw line.

    BTW… Bill Walker, huge pick up…. Raps could have drafted him.. i was voting for that pick.

  3. It just seems so ridiculous. I mean.. he just hit a layup… and he’s doing that?

    I know.. in the grand scheme of things… no biggie. But for him… it looks tacky

  4. Theo Ratliff has had a rough last couple of games playing against the Celtics. Who’s next to posterize him?

  5. Don’t think of it as showboating … it’s just playful simulated teabagging.

  6. It’s an in-game shout out to his former teammate Q-Richardson. Richardson does the same.

  7. [...] champions open with loss  Brand hoping to rekindle Sixers-Celtics rivalry Red’s Army   Really Darius?  Still? I’m a finisher  Lex Nihil Novi   McHale scores 21 points in 21 minutes as Celtics down [...]

  8. yea don’t you remember when Hondo in the preseason would give Bobby Knight and in-game shout out………o wait he didn’t do that!!!!!!!!! knuckle head…..I could care less about that stuff can’t we all just drink a beer. this was good game

  9. I don’t like it because it doesn’t exactly scream unbuntu. Plus it looks pretty stupid.

  10. It is simply the g@yest thing I’ve ever seen.

  11. Richard Simmons should know!

  12. Yeah… I know Quentin Richardson does it too…. but can’t they just text each other after the game?

  13. How is jr giddens progressing, every one talks about bill and POB, and darius and tony and i really havent heard anything about him

  14. Giddens didn’t do a ton last night… although he made the steal that led to that Walker dunk.

    In practice, all accounts are that he’s a little slow in picking things up. He might be a little in awe of the room. Let’s see how he is when he settles in a little.

  15. hey, tony allen is STILL slow at picking things up…

  16. I thought TA looked good last night. Confident and quicker now that he isn’t weighed down with the brace. Walker looks like quite the draft day steal. POB looks like a strong pickup. I still think Pruitt is the true backup to Rajon. I wouldn’t be surprised if they send Giddens to the NBDL based on the way Thibideau mentioned him in the postgame. Ideally, they keep him around and convince Scal to retire, but Danny is still committed to Scal even though I’m a better at basketball. Maybe there’s an unwritten rule in the NBA that every team must have at least one white dude. And the Boston Three Party look razor sharp. We may lose more games than last year, but banner 18 just may be easier than banner 17.

  17. Why the fuck does everyone want scal cut? he just sits their and doesnt harm anyone why not cut effing sam sam cassell who doc might actually put in the game during a crucial situation and eff things up

    Scal is on a mascot like level you cant get rid of him now

  18. Just google image “scallie” it makes me laugh everytime

  19. [...] I guess, in the end, I didn’t give up on the guy. I guess two (potential) retirements by the age of 27 (and he just turned 27) isn’t enough. My reaction to seeing the news of the transaction on the ticker was met with the same reaction I involuntarily offer when some octogenarian ballplayer’s death crawls across the wire. A sad little "ohh," followed by a tinge of regret and melancholy. Darius Miles? The fist-head guy? [...]

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