Thursday, November 03, 2005

"Larry Brown wants you!" ... to stop making fun of him for losing last night.

Since I didn't get to see last night's game, I had a bit of a look at what sportswriters had to say about Darko's performance:

Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press:

"In the first half, Darko played five minutes. He did not stand out, but he didn't embarrass himself, either. Darko's problem is that he's like a Doberman who just got out of the kennel -- running like crazy, trying to block every shot in sight, the way Dobermans do when they play basketball. He must learn to pick his spots. But he will."

Bob Cook from MSNBC:
"OK, he only scored 2 points, and he looked lost sometimes on defense, jumping away from his man too quick to help out on Allen Iverson, but by golly, the man finally gets to play!"

From the sounds of things, Darko is playing with a good amount of enthusiasm, which counters some of the knocks that he has received in the past about going into games with an uninspired attitude... I guess that happens when you get a chance to play something other than garbage time!

One of the other satisfying developments last night was that Larry Brown lost in his coaching debut for the Knicks. Flip, 1-0. Larry, 0-1. Nice!


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