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Wednesday, May 19, 2004  

Hard Times

I went to the movies (reviewed below) in order to avoid watching the Sacramento Kings playoff series seventh game against the Timberwolves. The Kings have played horribly since Chris Webber came back from his injury.

The Kings have now lost 5 playoff series in the last game.

I'm glad they didn't win this game, though. I'd hate to have to watch them get beat by the Lakers who should have no trouble with the Timberwolves. That it went to seven games with the Kings says the T'wolves aren't that good. They should have dispatched the Kings more easily.

What will happen in the off season is anybody's guess. Geoff Petrie tends not to stand still with his roster. Webber who had been the franchise player 'til now is damaged goods. Can he come back and play as well as in the past? I would have to doubt it, and he never did play defense worth a darn anyway. It was pathetic watching him try to cover Garnett. Nor has he ever learned to block anyone out for a rebound.

Still, it's hard to imagine Webber being traded (although he's probably wanting it since the prima donna didn't like the few boos he collected here this year at times).

The future, though is Bibby, Peja (don't ask me to spell his last name), Brad Miller, and Songaila. Webber killed the team chemistry and flow when he returned. But they couldn't bench him (or wouldn't) even though the post-season was at stake.

Peja didn't play well, either, but I'm convinced that it was Webber in the line-up which somehow jinxed the flow for Peja. He couldn't find his rhythm with Chris eating up time, slowing things down.

Just as Webber has never shown an ounce of loyalty to Sacramento, the fans and city, this town will not show him any if he leaves. Too bad. Webber was just sensational for a couple of years here. As good as he could be, though, he never completely eliminated the ocassional and horribly timed bonehead play from his game.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 9:39 PM |