Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shaq Hates His New Balls!


{Ok...not really his new balls, but the NBA's new balls.}

So the NBA is changing the game balls and several players (including Shaquille O'Neal) think it's a terrible idea. Whatever happened to the "if ain't broke don't fix it" creed? Seems like everything was going just great with the balls that the NBA was already using. I can't remember reading about any player saying "I think it's time to change our balls." Some of the greatest plays in NBA history has been made using the old balls so why change it now? Who knows.
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Heat center Shaquille O'Neal is no fan of the new basketballs to be used by the NBA this season, and isn't afraid to say so. "It's the worst decision some expert, whoever did it, made. ... The NBA's been around how long? A hundred years? Fifty years? So to change it now, whoever that person is needs his college degree revoked. It's a terrible decision."
"I think the new ball is terrible," O'Neal said Monday. "It's the worst decision some expert, whoever did it, made. ... The NBA's been around how long? A hundred years? Fifty years? So to change it now, whoever that person is needs his college degree revoked. It's a terrible decision."
It's only the second time in 60 seasons the NBA has changed its game balls, and the first time in 35 years. The new model, the league said in a release, "is a microfiber composite with moisture management that provides superior grip and feel throughout the course of a game."
O'Neal, along with many of his Heat teammates, strongly disagree.
"Feels like one of those cheap balls that you buy at the toy store, indoor-outdoor balls," O'Neal said. "I look for shooting percentages to be way down and turnovers to be way up, because when the ball gets wet you can't really control it. Whoever did that needs to be fired. It was terrible, a terrible decision. Awful. I might get fined for saying that, but so what?"
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I'm going to take a wild guess. My guess is that some higer-up authoratative figure who's never played basketball in his damn life thought of this ridiculous change.

4 comments:

That Bitch! said...

I saw Shaq on CNN today. He said the ball feels like those cheap
indoor outdoor balls. He even said points were going to go down across the league. His foul shots gone go to 0!

Don't Think So said...

Um....those balls look crazy. It looks like a joke.

Hot Rod said...

Personally I really don't care for David Stern he never played basketball before so why does he have that job? This is just another dumb decision by him as all of the other ones he makes.

Hugh said...

So, I don't actually believe this will work.
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