Monday March 2 2009 – 5:45pm Central (Houston, TX)
The Raptors did not practice today – following last night’s loss in Dallas.
The team stayed in Big D on Sunday night, then flew to Houston earlier this afternoon. They’ll return to the floor on Tuesday morning for their game-day shoot-around – getting set for Yao and the Rockets.
Shawn Marion will be a game-time decision for tomorrow’s tilt in Houston.
Trust me when I tell you, he looked like death warmed over on Sunday night in Dallas! I saw him after the game outside the Raptors’ locker room and it was not pretty. The cold/flu hit him pretty hard, but hopefully a good sleep and a day away from anything physical will put him in better shape by the time tomorrow’s game rolls around.
If Marion is unable to suit up again, expect Joey Graham to start in his place.
No, Chris Bosh has not responded to Shaquille O’Neal’s comments yet. As I said, the Raptors didn’t practice today, so nobody has really had a chance to get Bosh “on the record”.
For what it’s worth, I thought Shaq’s comment was a low-blow. Admittedly, it was funny, but it was a shot at CB4 that didn’t need to be taken.
Plus, I’m not even sure what it meant.
Is he inferring that Bosh is “dragging” his way through games?
Is he implying that Bosh looks like a woman? Or that he’s a “diva” of some sort?
Is he trying to say that Bosh is soft, like a woman (or in this case, a man dressed like a woman)? A statement that would not only be harsh, but sexist as well.
I really don’t know what The Big Shaqtus meant. The comment had a humorous side, but it was pointless and somewhat baseless as well.
CHEAP PLUG FOR JACK
Because he’s a good friend, a FAN 590 host, and a regular contributor to the Raptors Radio pre-game show, I wanted to pass along a solid piece from the Niagara Gazette on “The Coach”, Jack Armstrong.
Check it out … and enjoy the read: http://www.niagara-gazette.com/sports/local_story_060145827.html