With the week’s 2nd most exciting NBA story (closely trailing the Association’s new “I Love This Unbelievably Amazing Happening” slogan), the Warriors parted ways with Adonal Foyle. For Golden State Of Mind, this was an emotional moment.
Foyle™s career is best characterized by sacrifice. From losing 25 pounds for Nellieball that he never really experienced to providing some great mentorship to the bigs in the pipeline (over the years–Biedrins, POB to name a few¦haha), Foyle continued to give and give to this organization. You could even say he gave up minutes so other players could play.
We all know that fans are ambivalent about another one of Mullin™s controversial, yet intriguing summer moves. Mullin seems to be rescinding his claims two years ago of creating a foundation in getting rid of those awful contracts he gave out. Foyle, a recipient of one of Mullin™s biggest blunders as a GM, was a holdover from dark ages of Warrior basketball and it™s a little surprising that one of the worst players on the team (career averages of 4.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, and 1.7bpg, .000 on 3s) outlasted Antawn Jamison, Larry Hughes, Gilbert Arenas, Mike Dunleavy (thank god), Troy Murphy, and JRich in their stays in the beautiful Bay Area.
Yet, we can™t deny Foyle™s work in promoting more active participatory citizenship in political participation with his organization Democracy Matters. He™s a thoughtful guy (poetry) who always had witty punchlines for sports writers. I still remember after the game where he got dunked on horribly by Amare, he responded with something along the lines of œI gave my body up for science.”