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If you thought the Knicks were dysfunctional

because some of their players refuse to play, wait until you hear about the recent accusation that Nate Robinson has committed a hate crime  in front of 20,000+ people . . . . against Yao Ming. And apparently the People’s Republic of China is none too pleased about it.

To learn more about the matter we brought in an expert, Jerry Hu. Not only does our guest star provide insightful analysis of this accusation and the inner workings of state-run television but he also chimes in about fantasy sports trading etiquette. FYI, etiquette’s etymology: French, étiquette, literally ‘not acting like Don Nelson’.

I know, I couldn’t believe that Merriam-Webster is as into Don Nelson as we are. They must have dated back in the 1920s when Don Nelson was running the “No rebounding, no defense, NO PROBLEM” system (sometimes known as “Nellie Ball”) at Iowa U.

I don’t know how this is defined in online dictionaries but our expert knows it when he sees it:

Hate Crime (podcast link)

P.S. Don’t forget, you can also listen to the podcast on iTunes. Just search sleeperpick.

January 6, 2009 - Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , ,



    Comment by pgliddy | January 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. I thought about this podcast a bit: the D’Antoni and Don Nelson bit. Those two (more so in D’Antoni’s case) conjured up a style of play that maximizes the talents of players that were in one way or another considered lacking. In this respect, they’re like the defensive coordinators in football that play he 3-4 defense.

    But in football: you’re on offense or defense. You have a specialized role. And though you have that in some degree in basketball (the guy who cleans up the glass, the guy who distributed the ball, the sharpshooter), there’s no getting away from playing defense. Marc spoke about the hope of the next great innovation in football (perhaps the spread offense), but I think basketball’s got something on the horizon. Perhaps it’ll be a combination of D’Antoni’s offensive schemes and a particular combination of man and zone defense.

    Comment by Harvey Dent | January 7, 2009 | Reply

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