Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pacers keep up the good work

An Indianapolis Metro Police report says that earlier this month Indiana Pacer players Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels and Keith McLeod were involved in a brawl at the 8 Seconds Saloon in downtown Indy. The fight happened about 2:15 a.m., keeping intact the Pacers’ image as the late-night bad ass gangstaz of the NBA. You may recall that Tinsley was with ex-Pacer Stephen Jackson in October, when shots were fired during an early-morning fight at an Indianapolis strip club that saw Jackson charged with criminal recklessness. I guess none of this is surprising anymore, considering this is the same organization that made fan brawler Ron Artest the man he is today.

Hood gangsterism is a virus sweeping through the professional sporting ranks. To prevent the clubhouse from going “Bengal” managers need to recognize the problem and treat the infection early. Symptoms include absurd contract demands, a propensity to poke strippers, and an obsession with developing street cred. The only known treatment is to assemble a kilo of coke and a cast of dingy hookers and lock everyone in a room with newly hired consultant Doc Gooden. Anyone who comes out alive is cured.

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