Friday, July 18, 2008

Agent Zero on What's Made Milwaukee Famous

Please, Gilbert, Don't Hurt 'Em.

Gilbert Arenas really slapped the city(?) of Milwaukee around in his post this week at NBA.com:
Richard Jefferson going to Milwaukee …. HAHAHA! Oh man, now that is funny. When I heard that, I started laughing. Oh man, did I start laughing. You know why? Because every player hates Milwaukee. Nobody wants to live in Milwaukee. I’m sorry, Milwaukee, to come down hard on you, but no one in the NBA wants to play in Milwaukee. From him going from New Jersey, actually from New York (because he lives in New York), from New York to Milwaukee is like going … let’s just say it’s not going to sit well with you. That was a funny one when I heard that one. I know Yi is happy though.
Frankly, he's not breaking any new territory with his put-down of Wisconsin's piping metropolis. If 7-foot Chinamen dread the thought of heading there, I'd imagine NBA African-Americans who unwillingly get shipped off to the land of beer, brats and cheese might have a hesitation or two.

Well, bless the Charles F. Gardner's sweet heart for trying to justify the town as...well, "not so bad" and that some players like it there...they really like it there!

Stated Gardner in the Sentinel-Journal's Bucks Blog:
Not all NBA players have viewed Milwaukee as a place to be avoided. Ray Allen wanted to stay here and was genuinely disappointed when he was traded to Seattle, before he eventually moved on to Boston and won a championship ring last season. Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut seem to like Milwaukee well enough and have earned long-term contracts with the franchise. Desmond Mason came back for a second contract as a free agent, after being traded to New Orleans (and protesting vehemently) a couple years ago.
That was precious. I hope Mayor Barrett gives you the keys to the town and makes you an official ambassador, white bread.

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