Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: Chris Young…bad money(7 million Dollars) on a bad performance so far. Last couple of games he has come to life …but for an offense in need of all the help it could get he is in need of all the help he could get too.

Rants: Lebron James…not because he is opting out of his deal with Miami but because again he is making this about himself …must meet in public with Wade and Bosh is that really necessary?

Rants:Luis Suarez… for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chielini during soccer’s World Cup match. Suarez, who has a history of disciplinary problems including separate bans of seven and 10 matches for biting opponents in the Netherlands and England… has his teammates blaming the media for this his latest incident…”This happened because there have been campaigns launched by the media in England and Italy,” Balbi told Uruguayan radio Sport 890.

Suarez’s teammate Diego Lugano agreed.

”The British media has a vendetta against Suarez, and everyone knows that,” he said. ”It’s obvious the vendetta sells newspapers in England, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Uruguay and Italy played yesterday. On Saturday Uruguay plays Colombia, I don’t know why there’s a British journalist asking about Suarez.”

Raves: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for including Isaiah Austin in the draft.Just over a week ago, the sophomore center from Baylor was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart. It ended his playing career.

The illness was discovered during a physical for the draft. During the season, the 7-foot-1 Austin revealed he had a prosthetic right eye after multiple operations couldn’t repair a detached retina.

Austin, expected to be a high pick when healthy, said he felt he has “a great story to share.” He said Baylor coach Scott Drew has already offered him a coaching position with the Bears. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the ceremonial pick in a classy move by the NBA.

Raves:Phil Jackson for moving quickly to up grading his roster by trading both Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton and getting back steady point Guard Jose Calderon and two second round draft picks. Jackson took advantage of Dallas desparation to make the NBA finals by securing the draft picks. The Knicks had no picks in the draft with out the trade. With the trade the Knicks drafted Cleanthony Early 6-7 Forward and 6-foot-5 small forward Thenasis Antetokounmpo of Greece.

Raves:SanFrancisco Giant Pitcher Tim Lincecum…for pitching his second no hitter in 11 months ironically both no hitters have come against the San Diego Padres.

Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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