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Desmond Mason vs. Reality

21st August 2009

Apparently Desmond Mason can't come to terms with the Thunder on a contract, because the two parties can't agree on a role for him:

"Desmond is not ready to be relegated to a cheerleader and relegated to a mentor for the younger players," [Mason's agent] said. "Desmond's got a lot left in the tank."

Does he? Really?

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Boxscore Breakdown: Finals, Game 5

15th June 2009

And so it came to pass that Game 5 of the NBA Finals, at home in Orlando, would be the site where the weary Magic would make their last stand. Having allowed two games to slip through their fingers in the series already, Orlando now faced the sobering reality of needing to win 3 consecutive games against the Lakers, a team that did not suffer a 3-game skein all season long, to capture the prize. The odds were heavily against a comeback, but then again, the odds had been against the Magic all season. Did they have one last epic surge left, or would the Lake Show permanently crush their collective will in Game 5 on Sunday night?

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Posted in Analysis, Boxscore Breakdown, Playoffs, Rants & Ramblings | 98 Comments »