Thursday, April 05, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Kings lose to the Clippers at home. Should of seen it coming!
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -A couple of former Sacramento Kings helped the Los Angeles Clippers finally win a game at Arco Arena.
Cuttino Mobley scored 26 points and teammate Jason Hart had a solid all-around game for the rejuvenated Clippers, who beat the Kings 105-101 Friday night for their first victory at Arco Arena in 10 years.
It was an important victory in an unlikely place for the Clippers, who are fighting for a playoff berth in the Western Conference. They snapped a 17-game losing streak in Sacramento, dating to Nov. 7, 1997.
Hart, who rarely played this season with the Kings, then was released and signed by the Clippers earlier this month, was aware of the long losing streak.
"We took pride when I was here in beating the Clippers," said Hart, who had 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds. "Now I'm part of a Clippers team that finally won here. Definitely, this is special. I was the 15th man here and had no chance to play. I felt I could play here but didn't get the chance." More...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Maloofs, blow up the Kings..PLEASE!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
What's in it for Ron Ron to ditch his anger, By Rhondda Nunes.
Eric Adelson's article "Scary Good":
I can see what's in it for Ron Ron.As he told a therapist;"I'm spoiled....I want things my way. Basketball has allways been something I felt I could dominate--something I could control."
Indeed. And getting things your way all the time certainly puts one in control doesn't it?Ron Ron's anger gives him edge on the court. Makes him desirous of keeping out an opponent's garbage. The more frustrated he gets, the harder he plays. Good for him.
But getting rid of the anger wouldn't just benefit his personal life and lower his stress levels. Getting rid of the hold frustration has on him could also make him a better baller and really put his soul in control.
How?Because the root of anger springing from frustration is impatience.The world viewed this way appears to be a world that needs to be controlled; to be forced into submission for one's peace of mind. When the external world cannot be corraled this way rage springs forth proportionally in reaction. So is the law of physics as well as karma.This creates the escalation of frustration not just in the angry person but contaminates his surroundings as well, breeding more frustration.
To just give it up, to refuse to not be "spoiled", wouldn't just help Ron Artest. It would benefit his wife, his chidren and the Kings. A less frustrated Ron Ron wouldn't have to take everything on himself.By allowing what 'is' to be, to surrender to patience; allows you to take what the defense gives you. This would create more opportunities for his teammates as well as for him.
And more opportunities for him in the rest of his life. More opportunities for those that love him. He just has to be brave enough to make the choice.