Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Bulls' Rookie Tyrus Thomas is one of four players participating in the All-Star dunk contest. When asked how he felt about his first ever dunk contest he responed: "I'm just going to go out there, get my check and call it a day." When asked how he felt about being around the game's greats, and etc. he replied: "I'm just into the free money. That's it. I'll just do whatever when I get out there." ....and now his ass will be fined $10K.
What was he thinking?? Was he having a bad day or something?? Was the jewelry store out of $200,000 chains? Did bird shit get on his shiny rims?? Why would you make those statements?? He's a ROOKIE who has the opportunity to showcase his "talent" and represent the legendary Chicago Bulls in front of none other than Micheal Jordan himself, and he's like "fuck that, where my check." What happened to humility and excitement?? I didn't think that players started feeling that way until AFTER they've been in the league for a few years. Well since he likes checks so much, he'll be writing one...for $10,000. Maybe his agent can (as my older folks say down here in the south) LEARN him how to shut the hell up.