Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Somebody tell the Big Aristotle to shut the hell up

Shaquille O'Neal showed some uncharacteristic bad form when he took some shots at his former team, the Miami Heat. Yeah, kick a dog when it's down, why don't cha?

After his Phoenix Suns took a shellacking from the East's two best teams -- Boston and Detroit -- O'Neal took shots not only at the Heat but even "dissed" the Celtics' Kevin Garnett.

Comparing the Suns and the Heat:
“I love playing for this coach and I love playing with these guys. We have professionals who know what to do. No one is asking me to play with (the Heat's) Chris Quinn or Ricky Davis. I’m actually on a team again.”

On the MVP of the league:
"The Kobester. He's an assassin. With LeBron James coming up behind."

When asked about Garnett, the Big Excuse said, I'm going to have to go with my guy -- (Amare) Stoudemire -- all day, everyday."

If his Heat wasn't winning, he was blaming the coach and his teammates for the lack of touches. Never mind if his field goal percentage was bad or that he was suffering from the lack of conditioning. The incredible thing about it is before all the losing this year, he said that Pat Riley is the best coach he's ever had. Even better than Phil Jax.

He's flip flopped and dissed every single team he's played for -- Orlando, Los Angeles, and now Miami. I won't be surprised if he lashes out at the Suns and Mike D'Antoni when he starts getting benched.

The only All-Star team he should make is the All-Whiners team.

And so that teams like the New York Knicks -- fire Isiah Thomas now, Jim Dolan -- do not resort to tanking at the end of the season, the draft lottery's top pick should no longer be the exclusive domain of the lower tier teams. Every team should have a right to get the number one selection. If the so-called smaller market teams cannot compete then tough. Go to the NHL where the only highlights that make youtube are fights.

And five years after he retired, Michael Jordan still is as popular as ever. The NBA announced that the top-selling jersey... still belongs to the Black Cat. Or Money as Spike Lee called him. Who's number two? Kobe. Followed by Allen Iverson, LeBron James and the Big Whiner.

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