During the TNT telecast of the Toronto-Orlando game Sunday, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith criticized Nowitzki for not responding when West tapped him on the face a couple of times during a confrontation late in the game. West was upset because Nowitzki caught West on the lip with an elbow, although it did appear to be accidental.
“You can’t let a man put his hand on your face in the playoffs,” Johnson said.
“I love Dirk Nowitzki,” Barkley said. “Terrific, great player. But they’re trying to say to you, ‘We think you’re soft.’ That’s what it means…. You’ve got to slap his hand down, and then you got to say, ‘Hey, let that guy drive to the basket’ and then you’ve got to knock the hell out of him.”
Smith said: “You have to punish them on the next couple of plays. The ball has to come to Dirk now, and he has to say, ‘You know what? I’m going to really punish you for the disrespect of putting your hands in my face.’”
Dirk knows nothing about becoming the ubermensch. Maybe he’s afraid of transcending. Nietzsche would be disappointed.
There was a rumor that Dirk Nowitzki was being considered for the show before Cuban until comments about potential rival Wayne Newton were made public.
“I got to take what he gives me and he doesn’t really give me a lot … So I’ve got to make other stuff happen … help out on dips more; hit the ass harder, as hard as I can, get some extra points; if I have a shot to make a move, try to knock it out and if I don’t, move my partner and let someone else have a shot.”
Needless to say judge Carrie Ann Inaba was not pleased and suggested adding Cuban to the show instead.
“I’m tired of hearing about how Wayne’s going to take him out of his game and any lack of confidence. You’re just not supposed to have that, all right … I wasn’t the best of dancers and didn’t have the best of skills, but you were not going to shake my confidence. We need all of our dancers to be confident, to be resilient, to be persistent and that’s what I want to see. If I don’t see it during warmups, I’m going to be highly upset … because I need to have it going into that first show on September 24th. They’ve got to be confident and really sure about what they’re doing.”
No worries about that with Mark Cuban as one can see in the picture above. He always brings his A-game. I can’t wait until he breaks out the butterfly like his idol Patra and blows the competition away.
This never gets old (warning – uncensored version so you might want to turn it down at work)
Drivers Select is vying to top Eastern Motors on the local commercial entertainment front. I have no idea what is going on in this commercial except Deion is singing like a wounded quayle and Jerry Stackhouse, Devin Harris and Jason Terry are not dancing well at all. In other words…its brilliant. Must be the credit.