-Thanks to reader Gerard van Nuland for emailing this in: Darko Milicic called new teammate Pau Gasol “soft” in a Serbian newspaper interview last month.
“We’ll destroy them all — Spaniards, Greeks, Lithuanians, Russians, Frenches, Italians … All of them! They’re good, but we can demolish them all,” Milicic said. “Spain is not unbeatable. I like to play against Pau Gasol, he’s soft. If we win gold medal in Spain, I’ll take my shirt off and then I will jump from Parliament.”
(Frenches? Jump from Parliament?! Darko is clearly insane. His first meeting with Pau should be televised.)
-Adam Morrison is trying to ignore the haters, and he’s using the Summer League as some kind of refuge.
“It just got to be a lot,” he said. “Both what some people were saying and writing sometimes. I realize that I just have to go out and have fun and not worry about it. That’s what’s good about the summer league. No real distractions.”
-Chucky Atkins should be signing with Denver very soon. I guess this is the Nuggets’ idea of a Plan B should Steve Blake leave via free agency.
-Derek Fisher’s old Jazz teammates aren’t mad at him for moving on.
-Marc Berman, though, is mad at the Knicks’ bigs. And yes, I only linked to this story because I love NY Post headlines.
-And finally for today: Man, why wasn’t my high school basketball coach as aggressive as these Florida football nut jobs? I could’ve been a contender, coach. You bastard!
(Warning: the video clip, due to language, isn’t exactly office-friendly.)
Enjoy the weekend everyone, and please leave the trouble-making to yours truly. See you next week.