Over the last few seasons I've really enjoyed the Gilbert Arenas experience. There was even a point where my original blog, Celtics Bandwagon, was somewhat close to becoming a Gilbert Arenas appreciation blog. Hey we had some tough moments last season. Although, it was never that close. Regardless Arenas rocking a boxer's robe before dropping all sorts of points on Boston ended that. Still I even got a kick out of it when he called out the Celtics before opening night this season. So of course I enjoy his blog. And that means I like his stream of consciousness approach with all sorts of bizarre stories that come out of nowhere. Just scroll down to "What happened to My Kobe Haircut" here, as the good people at NBA.com still don't think you want links to individual posts. [UPDATE - I was way off on this one. Let's just say the good people at NBA.com run Gilbert's blog like any other blog. I stand corrected...] More importantly prior to the season opener against Washington I wrote my own Gilbert Arenas style post:
That was part of an ill-fated attempt to draw Arenas into a blogging war. Of course Arenas sat out the next two meetings and I didn't think it was right to post a similar story while he was injured. Man was I wrong. The Wizards won back-to-back games. Not cool. So I'm back at it. Just remember, THIS IS FAKE.
By now everybody knows that I had surgery on my knee back in November and have been sidelined for most of the season. And I do mean everybody. I can't do anything or go anywhere without someone asking about the knee. They want to know how the rehab is going, if I miss playing and what is the hardest part about not playing. I always tell them rehab is fine and I don't miss playing...NOT! But people are always surprised by what the hardest part of being injured is. It's killing me that people are stealing my material. Like when DeShawn hit the game winner against New Orleans:
Green Bandwagon Note - I urge you to read Dan Steinberg's "I can't feel my face" post. I'm a huge fan of Steinberg's work. But he deserves to be called out for that 25-cent joke. He's better than that. And if you ever wanted to know what Tim Thomas did when Chicago sent him home, read this. I love the NBA.