3. "Flopper= fuckin lose whopper" In response to Reply # 0
Delfino returned to Rockets’ shootaround on Monday after missing two days with symptoms of food poisoning that he blames on a piece of sausage he ate as Ginobili’s house on Thursday, the day before the Rockets played the Spurs in San Antonio.
“It’s funny,” Delfino said of dinner with his friend and Argentina National Team teammate. “I went to his house and everyone eats the same, but this little piece of sausage I get. Then when I get to the hotel … by the time I take a shower I ate a little piece of M&Ms. That was the only things I ate different from Ginobili’s family. I’ve been down for 72 hours and they are everybody healthy. He was blaming himself.
“I was kind of frustrated. Those games were important for us. We were talking about it being like a test for the team. Missing the games for me was tough, watching on TV. Maybe next time we play against them I will talk to my wife about putting some sausage for him, or something like that.”
--- "though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought
Basketball Royce White won't play for D-League team due to 'unsafe atmosphere' By Zach Harper | NBA Blogger December 30, 2012 2:14 pm ET
Royce White (No. 30) won't play for the D-League team. (Getty Images) Yesterday, Royce White was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Houston Rockets' D-League team, to begin the process of getting White acclimated to the team's system and organization on the court. It looked like a step in the right direction for getting him onto the court and into his NBA career after a well-documented struggle with the organization as he learns to adapt himself to the NBA lifestyle.
According to David Aldridge, that feeling of everything finally coming together for White and the Rockets might be short-lived:
David Aldridge ✔ @daldridgetnt Royce White says he won't play for Rockets' D League team, citing "unsafe" atmosphere of team officials making mental health calls. 30 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite David Aldridge@daldridgetnt In statement, White says he wants to play, but only "with the collaboration and recommendation of trained professionals." 30 Dec 12 David Aldridge ✔ @daldridgetnt White says HOU has only given an "image" of support, & provided info that is "extremely misleading, and a lot of times totally inaccurate." 30 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite White's complete statement on the matter can be seen here on NBA.com.
This is extremely discouraging for those who have been hoping the situation would end up with a happy ending and White finally starting his NBA career. In a well-documented saga with White and Rockets management, there was a lot of name-calling and misgivings about the situation with both sides seemingly taking a very different stance on the situation. But after weeks of silence on this front and White apparently agreeing to work with the Rockets' recommended personnel, it seemed like all was well.
One day after being sent to the D-League, it has now all fallen apart and we're back to where we were with the ordeal back in mid-November. Regardless of whether White is correct in his assessment of the atmosphere around the Rockets and their D-League affiliate, the fact that he's saying these things means he believes it to be true and they're once again at an impasse.
19. "Good Game. Good to know we can beat 2nd tier teams" In response to Reply # 0
LOL teams like the Grizz (who have been falling apart a bit lately), NY, Bos, ATL.
We cant touch the top tier teams right now. Our pace and offense is kind of fools gold. It works against most teams except the first tier teams. But the 1st tier teams like OKC, SAS, LAC run and finish better than us and our overall more efficient on offense and defense (even if the numbers dont suggest it). We should not get into running contests with those teams.
But hey nobody expected us to be this good this soon. I'l take it. Funny cause now all the agenda talk on the board the rest of this season is gonna be about how bad we are (we always lose) vs the top teams when in reality nobody expected us to be where we are at all.
Oh btw haterz is this still a kid who shouldnt be a starter and will be gone by the end of his contract?
The play at 1:23: Dude gets fouled so much at the hoop (going back to last year in NY--and it doesnt get called). That Block of Josh Smith lol. At 3:15, that steal from Jeff Teague and fullcourt pass to Delfino..wow. Best outlet passing guard in the league. He drops one of those full court dimes a game. Right on the money.
Oh and this Delfino nutmeg of Horford belongs here