Friday, July 13th, 2007 at 9:33 am  |  31 responses

Rockets Trade for Scola

Plus: Tony Parker’s new video.

by Marcel Mutoni

Fri-day! Yes!

I’m looking forward to the weekend. As soon as the work day is done, I’m heading off to Montreal for two days of debauchery. A good time will be had.

Let’s get to it:

-Houston gets their Scola.

The Rockets completed a deal to land forward Luis Scola, one of the stars of Argentina’s 2004 gold medal winning Olympic team and twice the MVP of the Spanish league, sending guard Vassilis Spanoulis, a 2009 second-round pick and cash to the Spurs for Scola and reserve center Jackie Butler.

(And here I was thinking that it was illegal for other teams in the League to get the better of San Antonio in a deal…)

-The Knicks like Steve Blake. And why wouldn’t they?

-Speaking of NY, some in the organization have seen Starbury’s glorious interview on “Mike’d Up” and they were not impressed.

At best, one Madison Square Garden executive termed Marbury’s nine-minute Q&A “bizarre.” It certainly wasn’t a shining moment for an organization renowned for obsessing over the media to the point of being controlling.

“I haven’t seen it but I heard about it,” Thomas said of Marbury’s interview.

-The Derek Fisher-to-L.A. deal is basically done.

-Tony Parker has a new rap video, and it’s as bad as you’d expect.

(Why can’t Popovich fine or suspend him for this?)

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  • Antoine

    Dude, TP rappin’ is like fingers on the chalkboard. It just hurts. And I’m french, I get to understand everything he says. Just sad. Hopefully he can ball.

  • http://thehypeguy.com TheHype

    Montreal eh.. if you see an Asian dude refreshing his Google Reader feeds somewhere in the park, it’s NOT ME, I swear.

  • AJ$

    The knicks dont deserve Steve Blake

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Montreal is so dope. Too bad the Spos aren’t there anymore.

  • Detroit11

    Steve Blake doesn’t desrve the Knicks, actually.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I don’t know whether the Knicks’ll get Blake or not (I vote ‘not’), but I think that I have a better chance of being on their opening-day roster than Dan Dickau does.

  • Big Country

    Too bad you didn’t come to Montreal a couple of weeks earlier. They were filming Get Smart at McGill and Steve Carrell was seen around town a lot by people. LOUD NOISES!!!

  • Ken H

    Hey Mutoni, i live in Montreal! Drop me a line and we’ll go get trashed! And TheHype sounds a lot like me… haha. If you see a 6’3 asian guy minus the laptop in the park, THATS me.

  • Gerard Himself

    Wait, Spanoulis will never return to the U.S. right?
    So does that mean that the Spurs traded Scola for…. uhm…. lemme think…. nothing?

  • mamadou n’diaye

    Isn’t Luis Scola making over 10 million euros a year in the spanish league? I doubt he’s coming to the nba anytime soon, which is why the spurs gave him away to dump Butler’s salary.

  • http://nothinpersonal8.blogspot.com/ nothin _personal

    Not a chance he is making that much. Maybe in his entire career up to now he made 10 mill. Plus, VSpan is being a huge mamas baby. The Greek media is reporting that his mother is calling his agent crying, asking to bring her son back. They are also talking about personal problems. I used to like that guy! (I always prefered his best buddy, Nikos Zisis to run the point, though)

  • http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/ Redrum

    I am very dissapointed with Spanoulis… ok, JVG was really nasty on him, he went from being the starting point guard on the World silver medalists and the best Euro team (Panathinaikos)to playing 5-6 mins… but what about this crap that he cannot adjust the US living? When you get paid 2 millions per year with anything taken care for you, what is there to adjust to Bill? just train hard, play ball. I guess you miss the Athens night life but please… gimmme a break buddy!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Max Airington

    That “read a book” joint is so much better than Tony’s video. Happy Friday….

  • Jorge DeNeira

    Luis Scola should fit well in the scheme of playing under Rick Adelman, he is an assist minded point guard should play well alongside Mike James.

  • Slim Slam

    Yeah, and if you see a 5’6 asian guy here in Hong Kong…wait a minute.

  • Mo Charlo

    I don’t think Pop will fine or suspend TP, although he might make fun of him more (which TP has complained about). The biggest threat to Tony right now is James White bitch slapping him. Or maybe not being invited to Tim’s birthday party.

  • RV

    wait a minute…you mean we didn’t get luis scola the POWER FORWARD?? D’oh!…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I am sure as sh*t not saying I actually like Tony’s video, but is it really that much worse than most mainstream R&B these days?

  • RV

    the 10 million euros deal for scola was over 5 yrs, and prior to the draft his agent asked the spurs to trade his rights if they werent interested in buying him out…apparently Scola does want to come to the NBA

  • http://www.raptors.com Mr. 416

    TP6 has two Jobs to do, Basketball and Eva L.

    Leave the Rappin’ the the professionals

  • galo

    who’s that xibit-looking punk in the chorus? and why do their jackets looks so BAD? Was Konate anyway involved in it? Ok, that was low…

    btw, is there a Kobe rapping movie? i’d like to see that

  • Gord

    That was harsh lol…

  • Dblizzy!

    So Ryan, you’re telling you don’t have that Ay Bay Bay joint on your Ipod???

  • Dblizzy!

    I meant you’re telling ME of course…

  • IrvBX

    the song sounds hot…lol and who knew chamillionaire could sing lmfao

  • Sora

    DAYUM, being french, I thought TP had almost the perfect year : NBA champ,MVP and Longoria.
    Looking at the first tracks he released,I felt like “ok, he can do whatever he wants, dude CAN ball”, and moreover he was often dissed in the US for rapping in french and not in english.(wtf?does lil jon raps in portugese???)
    BUT this track ? hell no!HELL NO! So in the same way american people do when foreigners ask ‘em about G.W.Bush, on single word : SORRY.

  • Sora

    *edit* lil jon doesn’t REALLY rap,’kay, my bad.But he crunks.

  • The Big Cheese

    Say hie to all of my lovely MTL ladies! Tell them I’ll be back in December.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    I dunno, maybe I just don’t understand the language but wasn’t the beat is OK and that guy next to him got a good voice?
    Maybe TP should sing R&B in English instead of Rapping in French. Maybe…

  • Sora

    beats are ok.
    The thing he does with Fab and french rapper Booba is dumb/funny/correct.(let’s be nice)
    But that 2euros r&b gay flow is wack.What he says is not interesting, not well written.Some 14 years old bad poetic lover ish.
    Whatever, dude is mvp and if his wife was to sleep at my place, I wouldn’t sleep in the bathtube.(it is funny in french, sorry ’bout dat)

  • chris#6

    Vspan just wants to play.he came in the U.S. after his best season and he was playing only 5-6min in games that weren’t important.You can’t do that to a player rockets promised would be on the houston’s rotation.All that personal problems, can’t adjust to the new enviroment etc. is just bull**** so he can come back in Europe and play.it’s that simpleDon’t hate the player bs he wants to play