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Posted on: October 27, 2009 3:14 pm
 

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Dear National NBA writers,

 

You guys are too funny. I keep seeing the same thing over and over. Please say something different, say something that hasn’t been said. I’m sick of reading season preview saying….Don Nelson’s system = all offense, no defense.  Don Nelson doesn’t teach defense, Jackson is a distraction or Don Nelson is a bad coach.

 

I get it. You’ve said the same thing for 3 years. True or not I get it.

 

Tell me something like Don Nelson spent the majority of camp on defense.

 

Contrary to popular belief, the Warriors weren’t the worse defensive team in the last season and the never have been under Nellie. Giving up the most points doesn’t make you the worst defense in the league, just as scoring the most points doesn’t make you the best offense. I’m not saying the Warriors are a good defensive team, they are much closer to the bottom then they are to even the middle of road defensive team but they are not the worst.  

 

Here’s an interesting tid bit. Nellie has had 1 losing season in the past 8 years. That losing season came last year when 8 of the teams 12 best players missed over 200 games.

 

Tell me how Nellie helped change Randolph’s work ethic. How he recognized the talents of C.J. Watson, Kelenna Azubuike, and Anthony Morrow.

 

Write about Nellie and Jackson’s relationship. Write about how much Nellie loves Jackson (Nellie’s words, not mine). This is not Marbury vs. D’Antoni or Jamaal Tinsley vs. the Pacers. Nellie wants Jackson to stay. The Warriors want Jackson to stay. But Nellie and GM Riley like Jack so much they are willing to accommodate him. Jackson may be upset with the direction of the team but the team isn’t upset with Jackson.

 

It would be on thing if we were talking about Ricky Davis, AI or even Rashad McCants but we are talking about Jackson. Jackson doesn’t know how to dog it. He’s far too competitive not to give 100%. He thinks too highly of himself not to give it his all. Plus he knows the better he play the faster he will be traded.

 

This is dedicated to you, national NBA writer and columnist, guys who live on the East Coast and are asleep by the time the Warriors play. Stop the plagiarism. Do some research? Make your article or column your’s. Have an opinion. Inject insight.

 

You’re truly,

 

Pizzle Man D
Posted on: August 31, 2009 4:31 pm
 

This Is My Stop Bus Driver

This is where I draw the line. I’m a lifelong Warriors fan. I’m there #1 fan. When it comes to being a Warriors fan…the best anyone can do is tie me.

That being said I was stunned when I heard the news that Jackson wants to be traded. I have stuck with the team threw thick and thin (more thin than thick).  I’ve taken verbal beatings from other fans, I’ve stuck up for Nellie, Jackson, and the entire Warriors organization. But this is where I get off. Its not that Jackson wants to go but it just shows that the Warriors as an organization don’t have it together. Should that surprise me? No. They have taken far too many steps backwards since making the playoffs in 06-07. 

This is embarrassing. The Warriors had a lean year this past season due to injuries and I really thought they would be a respectable team this season. But  you can throw all that hope out the window with all of this stuff going on. Not only is the news about Jackson is bad for the teams immediate future but its sets a bad example for guys like Curry, Morrow and Randolph. I repeat…I’m not asking for the Moon here. I just want a competitive team that has a chance to win every night. I just want some respect around the league. I don’t want to be laughed at anymore. I don’t want to be dismissed. Or read another national columnist slipping the Warriors an underhanded compliment or outright dissing the Warriors.

Without that respect, the organization will not be able to sign a all-star free-agent or make a trade of any significance. I took the J-Rich for Brandan Wright trade on the chin.

I looked past the Baron Davis ordeal. I gave them the benefit of the doubt when Mullie’s contract expired but this is it. There’s absolutely no reason why the Bay Area shouldn’t have a top tier NBA team. All blame lies on the Ownership. All of it. As much as I want to turn my frustrations on Jack (or Monta). I see where Jax is coming from.

As much as I like my Warriors fan brethren….I wouldn’t want to play here either. As much I want him to know that the fans love him, I can’t knock him for wanting to play for a contender or at least an organization that wants to win.

It’s pretty evident that the Warriors ownership doesn’t want to win. If they did they wouldn’t have traded J-Rich, let Baron walk or sent Mullie packing. Over the past 3 season they have got rid of the 3 most important guys on the team and this offseason will not be any different. I wouldn’t be surprise if both Jack and Monta are gone before Oct 27<sup>th</sup>.

I can’t be the only fan that feels this way. Some if not most of you have already reached your tipping point but for me it took a little longer.

Don’t get me wrong Jackson isn’t MJ. Or even DJ (Dennis Johnson) But he’s a good player. He can be replaced but with who. Just think if you were a NBA free agent. Oakland is the last place you want to play.

The Warriors did everything for Jack. They allowed him to resurrect his public image. They made him a captain. They gave him the keys to the car. They paid him. More then anybody in the league was willing to pay him. They allowed him to do what ever he wanted on the court. We know Jackson is loyal…loyal almost to a fault (see Auburn Hills, MI). Yet he wants to leave. Something is wrong…terrible wrong.

 
 
 
 
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