"tell me how my ass tastes"
i think even PC will have to admit this is pretty classic. kobe's expected to have a retort video, which will consist of him scowling at teammates and complaining to refs.
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VII. Be Thankful that You Are Not the Atlanta Hawks (and if you are, our condolences)
The Atlanta Hawks are by far the worst drafting team in the past three decades. Even when they get it right, they get it wrong. Of the 24 first round picks they have had from 1980 to 2003, only one (Pau Gasol) became a star (the “star” label as applied to Gasol may be a sensitive topic in Los Angeles this week), and they immediately traded his rights away (along with Brevin Knight and Lorenzen Wright) for Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Their top 10 picks beside Gasol in those 24 years were Al Wood, Keith Edmonson, Jon Koncak, Rumeal Robinson, Stacey Augmon, Adam Keefe, Jason Terry, and Dermarr Johnson. Thank goodness for Augmon and Terry, but the rest, well, not what a GM dreams of getting with his coveted lottery picks. Among the other 15 drafted players in that era only Kevin Willis, Alan Henderson, and Boris Diaw distinguish themselves. Nearly half the players that Atlanta has drafted (46%) are out of the NBA or buried deep on NBA benches after five years.
The two bright spots in the Hawks draft record were the post-draft acquisition of Dominique Wilkins in 1982, and the 1983 second round extraction of Doc Rivers. Hawks fans can also point to the post-2003 draft talent and say that things are changing in Atlanta. With six first round picks in the past four drafts, Atlanta has acquired Josh Childress, Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, Shelden Williams, Al Horford, and Acie Law. Smith and Horford could end up being among Atlanta’s best picks in the past 30 years (although not really a Hall of Fame distinction). The cynic would retort that with picks 2, 3, 5, 6, 11 and 17 you had better end up with some serious talent. And when you could have had a backcourt of Chris Paul (or Deron Williams) and Brandon Roy instead of forwards Marvin and the now departed Shelden Williams, maybe you don’t have that much to crow about.
Fortunately for Atlanta fans, there will be no missteps this draft day, as their first round pick is being conveyed (perhaps mercifully) to Phoenix as part of the Joe Johnson sign and trade.
the savages - depressing, in an uninspired way. well acted, but i'm just tired of movies like this. C+.
semi-pro - same formula as all other recent ferrell vehicles (magnetic/clueless star at the top of his game, everything spirals downhill, miraculous recovery). ferrell is the shit but he needs a straight man to be at his best (a la old school). C.
the zodiac - high quality. jarhead was surprising, but this is likely gyllenhaal's best role. A-.
the kite runner - never read the book, but i enjoyed the flick. the notorious scene was pretty rough, and the crisis of conscience/courage that followed was engaging. B.
the happening - very dissappointing. i like night's stuff, really liked lady in the water [you're wrong hillary, it was a novel and interesting flick], but the acting by both leads in this one was surprisingly poor and the story didn't go anywhere. D*.
* upon further reflection i ammend this to a C-. i was dissappointed, but D is too harsh.