Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Dont Let the Door Hit You Where the Good Lord Split You!


(FortCollins-CO) The latest fiasco in the never-ever ending saga that is Keyon Martin will probably keep him out of the rest of this season. The Nuggets have suspended him indefinately for what they call conduct detrimental to the team. The team is being very hush hush and says they will keep the matter within the clubhouse. More pleased, I could not be! Its been a long time coming.
UPDATE: Stephen A. Smith of ESPN has reported that the reason for Kenyon Martin's suspension is the direct repremand of a temper tantrum filled with profanities aimed at coach George Karl during halftime of the loss to the Clippers on Monday night. How long he will sit is still yet to be determined.
UPDATE 4-26-06: Kenyon Martin publicaly apologizes with this statement, “First and foremost, I want to apologize to my teammates and coaching staff for my actions on Monday night. There is nothing more important to me than being a good teammate and giving 110% effort each and every day. Nothing will ever change that. I sincerely regret if this situation has been a distraction for the team, Mr. Kroenke and the Denver Nuggets organization. I take the responsibility of representing the Denver Nuggets very seriously and I truly hope that Nuggets fans understand that. I support the team fully and can’t wait to rejoin them on the court as soon as possible. Right now, the focus should be on the playoffs and getting a Game 3 victory.”
Can we believe this guy?
George Karl is quoted saying this in the Denver Post, "He just doesn't practice very often,he just wants to play in the games. That, philosophically, just doesn't make any sense to me. I (still) think he has a big-time heart and I think he's a big-time competitor."
George Karl has no reason to lie about a man's work ethic. He is an old school guy out of North Carolina with 18 years coaching experience. He is well respected around the league. This whole situation is completely out of control and regardless of fault, or player statements, the Nuggets had no choice but to suspend Kenyon Martin.
UPDATE 4-28-06: Kenyon Martin is going to file a grievance with the NBA. I assume that he is going to try and say that the Nuggets team doctor misdiagnosed the progress of his knee. So he would come back and play prematurely. Funny how this grievance wasn't filed before the suspension. Gee, I wonder why?
Well, I have a few grievances to get off my chest too. Kenyon, you don't get to play when you want, curse out your teammates, throw a temper tantrum because you don't play the minutes you 'think' you deserve, rarely practice, second guess your coach, put up sorry numbers, and pout at the end of the bench when you play poorly!
Get real! You're not worth even half your enormous salary and you're a distraction for this team. Plus the Nuggets do not need you to win. One more thing... As far as I am concerned, you've been a cancer on this team since you got here.

11 comments:

nanananana said...

$93M to have him sit...guaranteed! What a waste.

PizzaDaHutt said...

Damn. First, Artest is suspended for having his lower arm visciously head-butted by Manu (The Hitman) Ginoblis' head. Now, K-mart gets suspended IN-DEF-IN-IT-LY! Whats going on here?

PizzaDaHutt said...

Will see if Karl and Kiki have the mettle to keep him suspended.

nanananana said...

Kiki and Karl are at odds, guess Kiki didn't want Karl to begin with...now the owner and the head coach at odds???? No wonder the dynamic's looks as though it does...what else are we to expect??

Nugg Doctor said...

Pizza,

Playoff intensity affects different players in different ways. I personally thought that Artest's incident was blown out of proportion due to his past track record. As far as the situation regarding Kenyon, there is a lot of speculations going on right now and a lot of people are probably half-steppin' with the truth!

The Nugg Doctor

PizzaDaHutt said...

nana Kiki's gone after the series.

Nugg Doctor said...

Nananana,

Expect the Nuggets to perform better than in the last two outings. With the noose slipped around the neck of the Nuggets, it is do or die on Thursday night. Plus, how could they possibly play worse?

The Nugg Doctor

Nugg Doctor said...

Pizza,

I agree with you on Kiki not being resigned after this year. It is time for the Nuggets to move on. My pick for a new Nuggets GM would be...




Had you waiting didn't I? I'll have to give that one some more thought before I give you my opinion.

nanananana said...

pizza...is that a guarantee??? Of course not...why would you say that of kiki???

Nugg Doctor said...

I have to agree with Pizza in this case Nananana. Kiki has done a wonderful job while in the Denver hot seat, but it is time to take it to the next level, and I don't think that Kiki is the man to do it.

PizzaDaHutt said...

nana, if they didn't extend his contract this season then they don't want him back.

And yes, that is a guarantee.