Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  29 responses

Maloofs Want all Exercise Balls Destroyed

After Francisco Garcia’s freak injury (which will sideline him for four months) while working on a exercise ball last week, team owner Joe Maloof ordered their permanent removal from the Kings’ gym, and advised other teams to do the same: “The exercise balls have been removed from the Sacramento Kings’ weight room and stored in a dark storage space, with no word yet whether a sacrificial burning of the rubber menaces is yet to come. Kings co-owner Joe Maloof ordered an e-mail sent to the NBA’s other 29 teams, hoping to spread the word about unforeseen dangers that can arise when performing even basic workouts with an inflatable exercise ball commonly found in many gyms and homes.”

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  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    T-Mac’s fault.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Wow are you serious?

  • Flight


  • zabba

    eff you T-Mac

  • http://antwonomous.blogspot.com Antwonomous

    I think his sorry team should be destroyed.

  • rog123

    The kings, thunder, twolves, and grizzlies should all combine and join the knicks. Only their good players. Which is like 10 good players total! Then maybe the knicks could make the playoffs.

  • http://digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    @rog123: Maybe we should give the large sums of money the Knicks waste to the aforementioned teams and they wouldnt build a steaming pile out of it. F the Knicks. I hope they get NO ONE next summer.

  • black pinoy

    if the kings, thunder, twolves, and grizzlies combine and join the knicks that team theyre gonna form is gonna be so stacked that chemistry would be a concern and im guessing they still wont make the playoffs.. my first five would be jefferson,lee,durant,mayo,westbrook

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    What happened to Garcia? Also, he could have just hired Eddy Curry to take care of this problem for him.

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  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Also, all exercise balls want Francisco Garcia destroyed, and so far they’re winning.

  • dma

    may as well ban free weights while he’s at it.

  • Clark

    If you were a GM of any NBA team, would you even open e-mails from the Kings? I don’t think I would…

  • Jer Boi

    Bet Eddy Curry agrees.

  • rog123

    This is the first and only time I ever heard of anyone getting injured usin exercise balls. They have been using them for years. I bet garcia was messin around or something

  • hoopsguru

    maybe that is how Danny Green strained his glute muscle

  • LeoneL

    Hater…Stop hatin’ on exercise balls. This is discrimination!

  • jdn41

    looks like kings are interested in eddy curry now lol

  • Rnz

    Its scary to think what will happen to the Kings once the season really starts

  • Orlando Green

    What exactly happened?

  • bad news

    hahaha. nice jukai. hah!


    They could of said nothing and let it happen to someone else.Stop all the hate, Jason Thompson,Kevin Martin,Spencer Hawes,Tyreke Evans,Andres Nocioni,gonna kill it this year fools!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Sh*t, if Eddy Curry is just sitting on the bench all damn day. get him to sit on the balls amd pop em.
    Tad – that could have been SO much better my man.

  • T Money

    Wow! I completely forgot that Andres Nocioni existed.

  • NUPE

    This is the worst kind of way to get injured. You’re trying to work hard to get better at your game and this happens. It’s not like he was drunk driving or doing something stupid. I hope he get’s better soon – for his sake sense his teams record won’t be too different with or without him.

  • dial up

    Um, Garcia was stupid as heLL. TWO 90 pound dumbells, one in each hand. Anyone really surprised that it would break. AN EXcERSIZE BALL IS NOT THE SAME THING as a lifting bench. JESUS. Next thing you know, garcia is going to start doing 200lb bench presses on an even bigger ball.

  • ClydeSays

    Eddy Curry: Ball buster.

  • ClydeSays

    Dear Mr. Stern,
    Hire Eddy Curry as your official League ballbuster.

  • http://Ijustwantmynametolookbig.com Chukaz

    stupid sh!t happens to stupid ppl. i bet somebody gonna try to pin this one on kobe