Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Elton Brand spurns Baron, heads to Sixers

I know most of the folks at HHR are estatic that Elton Brand pulled the old switcheroo on Baron Davis and signed a nice little 5-year, 82 million dollar contract. I got no problem with Brand heading back to the East (he is from Peeksill, NY...not to be confused with the Catskill and their animal farms), but the way in which it was done is a little jarring.

Brand has built a solid reputation as Mr. Good Guy. He stayed with the Clippers longer than anyone else would or should, and then it even appeared he had formed a plan with pal Baron Davis to make the Clips a power. B-Diddy went first- much to the chagrin of my friend Drew (a Warriors lifer) - and then Brand was to follow suit. But then a funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (now Staples Center)...he bounced.

Kind of reminds me of when you go out to eat with a friend and you guys agree to split an appetizer, "yeah dude- let's do the nachos." Then as soon as the waitress shows up and your friend says we're gonna get the nachos, then you go and say, "Nah, let me get a cheeseburger." It's kind of like that, only that doesn't involve 82 million dollars.

Anyway good luck Brand, it's only a matter of time before the Knicks are back in front anyway. And by "matter of time" I mean 7-10 years.

-posted by Cadillac Mescale

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