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D Roses Bulls
04-24-2010, 07:27 PM
saw this on hoopshype, came from bill simmons twitter page.

Personally I think this will be a bad move for boston. the last thing they need is another old body. Is this a joke?

http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

SA5195
04-24-2010, 07:28 PM
saw this on hoopshype, came from bill simmons twitter page.

Personally I think this will be a bad move for boston. the last thing they need is another old body.
http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

This.

ManRam
04-24-2010, 07:28 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Simmons was joking...poking fun at his team for taking on over-the-hill players.


EDIT: After reading the post, he's definitely kidding.


Jermaine O'Neal (5 for 31 in the playoffs) is right on track to get a 3-year, $18.9 million offer from Boston this summer.

People iz dum

Draco
04-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Bill Simmons: Jermaine O'Neal (5 for 31 in the playoffs) is right on track to get a 3-year, $18.9 million offer from Boston this summer. Over 10 hours ago.

I think he's joking...

Kakaroach
04-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Yeah I agree with ManRam that deal is so horrible it makes Gilbert Arenas' deal look good.

JNA17
04-24-2010, 07:30 PM
wtf? there currently playing the heat with jermaine oneal on it and all of a sudden he will be offered a contract from boston after the post season?

It's probably just me but i think it's ****ed up a bit

D Roses Bulls
04-24-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Simmons was joking...poking fun at his team for taking on over-the-hill players.

yea could be, just saw it on hoopshype under the rumor page. so i thought id post it.

Iodine
04-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Lol @ people thinking BS is being serious

xbrackattackx
04-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Yeah I agree with ManRam that deal is so horrible it makes Gilbert Arenas' deal look good.

Even if it is to pick on boston,6 million a season for 3 years for a vet big man is a bad deal? No, even if he's a back up. Bigs tend to cost more than guards and forwards even if they suck I think Cardinal,Darko,Brad Miller and some more crappy centers made more than 6.(And I wasn't calling Miller crappy hes a great back up center.)

D Roses Bulls
04-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Lol @ people thinking BS is being serious

why would hoopshype post a joke under their rumor page? hoopshype is pretty respectable/ i can see why people think this is a joke, but i dont understand why they would still post it in the rumor page.

PC
04-24-2010, 07:33 PM
He was being sarcastic...

D Roses Bulls
04-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Even if it is to pick on boston,6 million a season for 3 years for a vet big man is a bad deal? No even if he's a back up. Bigs tend to cost more than guards and forwards even if they suck I think Cardinal,Darko,Brad Miller and some more crappy centers made more than 6.

miller signed his deal thought like 5 or 6 years ago when he was really productive.

tdunk21
04-24-2010, 07:34 PM
hoopshype is always rumours...if its true..is that the reason he is screwin up things in the series....

ManRam
04-24-2010, 07:34 PM
why would hoopshype post a joke under their rumor page? hoopshype is pretty respectable/ i can see why people think this is a joke, but i dont understand why they would still post it in the rumor page.

Clearly because they are idiots. Seriously. Know I'm reminded why I never look at that site.

If you don't think he's joking, you're crazy. 100% sarcastic joke.

Sportfan
04-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Bill Simmons is the best thing ESPN.com has going for them

Kakaroach
04-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Even if it is to pick on boston,6 million a season for 3 years for a vet big man is a bad deal? No, even if he's a back up. Bigs tend to cost more than guards and forwards even if they suck I think Cardinal,Darko,Brad Miller and some more crappy centers made more than 6.(And I wasn't calling Miller crappy hes a great back up center.) Yes its still a bad deal. O'Neal is pretty much done and your gonna pay him a 3 year deal at over 6mill annually? Thats so bad its ridiculous, which is why it would make sense if it were a joke.

ManRam
04-24-2010, 07:36 PM
It's not debatable.

He's joking. Close this ****.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2010, 07:36 PM
miller signed his deal thought like 5 or 6 years ago when he was really productive.

Either way if I was Boston and I knew I couldn't get any legit big free agents, I would pay O'neal 6 million a season. J. O'neals playoff have sucked but the last half of the season he showed up.

Iodine
04-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Which is very sad for ESPN, even though bill is pretty funny, and I enjoyed his book.

D Roses Bulls
04-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Clearly because they are idiots. Seriously. Know I'm reminded why I never look at that site.

If you don't think he's joking, you're crazy. 100% sarcastic joke.

Damn..... i forgot to take my pills this morning. all kidding aside though then hoopshype lost their credibility then. they have always been reliable on the rumor front, more so then ESPN has been. guess not anymore

ManRam
04-24-2010, 07:39 PM
I love Bill. He's smart. Funny. Writes unlike anyone else ESPN or any large name sports reporting organization has. He has a fresh approach to journalism.

Wouldn't say it's a bad thing if he's the best thing ESPN has going for them.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2010, 07:42 PM
Yes its still a bad deal. O'Neal is pretty much done and your gonna pay him a 3 year deal at over 6mill annually? Thats so bad its ridiculous, which is why it would make sense if it were a joke.

Yea it's not like its AK-47s contract here. Go to every team's payroll and most big guys not on rookie contract is making at least 6-7. Camby is 37 getting 9 a year and O'neal is 31. And this isn't even real so this debate is pointless.

unwantedplayer
04-24-2010, 07:44 PM
I say hes getting paid too little. GIVE HIM A MAX CONTRACT AINGE.

xbrackattackx
04-24-2010, 07:45 PM
i say hes getting paid too little. Give him a max contract ainge.

lol.

Corey
04-24-2010, 07:45 PM
I can't believe some of the posts in this thread :laugh2:

jetsfan28
04-24-2010, 07:48 PM
It was a joke about Rasheed Wallace's terrible contract. Nothing more.