01.17.06

Cowherd Decries Shaq/Kobe Truce

Posted in Basketball, Sports Radio, Will Leitch Sucks at 2:06 pm by

Showing the unique perspective of a guy far too busy to actually watch NBA games — having already bragged that he finds the regular season boring — ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd condemned Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant for their public expression of goodwill last night, declaring that the public wants…no, needs feuds and soap operas to remain engrossed.

To which I can only reply, the league somehow managed to survive Magic and Isiah smooching at midcourt. The only thing more contrived than last night’s hatchet burial is demanding that 99% of the players pretend they aren’t members of the same millionaire frat.

Speaking of contrived, Bill Simmons — though he didn’t actually hear the show himself — is convinced that Isiah Thomas has challenged him to a fight. Will Leitch, still referring to himself in the plural, writes “we can’t believe Isiah Thomas knows how to use a computer.” Said missive comes just a couple of months after Will gleefully penned the headline “Tyson Most Likely Celeb Who Can’t Read”.

I’m not saying Leitch is a brutal racist or anything. But given his fixation with questioning the intellectual capacity of prominent black men, he might wanna work a little harder at getting his facts right. Or at least cease with the html errors (unless he has a nice assistant for that kind of thing).

8 Responses to “Cowherd Decries Shaq/Kobe Truce”

  1. tbl says:

    Isiah’s post-career good judgment appears to encompass both making draft picks and picking fights. If good judgment comes in threes, there could could be good times ahead for the Knickerbockers.

  2. CSTB says:

    I’m not saying Zeke is the smartest guy on planet earth or anything. But you can’t run the entire CBA into the ground without having some passing familiarity with a computer.

  3. Jesse says:

    I appreciate your constant checking of Will ‘Volvo’ Leitch. He is an incompetant douchebag. The mind boggles that this flashlight was allowed to write a blog. I wonder how many gawker cocks he had to suck. ()

  4. CSTB says:

    there are lot of competent people out there sucking cock, Jesse. Sometimes just for fun, too (cue up we are the world in the background). Glad you dig the fun fun fun that is CSTB but the casual homophobia is gonna get checked, too.

  5. ricky mcjones says:

    congratulations on awesome writing. check back to simmons’ page to read the transcript wherein isiah actually does threaten simmons. sometimes second hand information is correct. and cowherd is right. nba doesn’t matter until the playoffs, if then at all. of course a kobe / shaq feud creates interest during the otherwise primarily uninteresting 6 months of the regular season. i’m sure david stern was disappointed that the feud is apparently over, though i don’t believe it is.

  6. CSTB says:

    the espn.com link above (simmons’ column) has been changed in the past 24 hours. And yeah, it is very preferable that he chose to obtain a transcript rather than rely on hearsay. Though it was the hearsay that he was originally responding to. As for Simmons’ general points about Isiah’s post-playing career, he’s dead on the money (though hardly the first person to say as much).

    As far as the NBA not mattering during the regular season, I guess that depends on whether or not you actually like basketball that much. The Bulls/Knicks game tonight was tremendous — even if neither team makes the playoffs. Tonight’s Suns/Clippers game has been pretty interesting too, but if you’d rather hear Colin talk about his days with Kitten, by all means, get some shuteye and wake up early for the cliche-fest.

  7. Jesse says:

    I don’t see how my comment was homophobic.

  8. CSTB says:

    It’s the equating of sucking cock with incompetence/patronage. Of course, if you’re unclear as to whether or not the Human Whoopee Cushion is a man, woman or woodchuck, you’re off the hook.

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