Those who at a “real job” with “actual responsibilities” probably do not have the time or inclination to stay up to speed with all the news coming through on the twitter machine. Luckily, we have no such constraints at SB Nation. The Washington-based TruthAboutIt.net is tweeting live from Wizards media day, and has already gleaned the following notes from various Wizards:
Arenas wants to shoot less than 100 3s this year … Will take more mid-ranges shots.
Arenas contemplated retirement for “about three hours” when he saw the doctor in Miami in January ’09.
Arenas: “I haven’t seen a pure PG since Mugsy Bogues.”
Nick Young says Sam Cassell has taught him how to play with more control.
And, my personal favorite:
DeShawn Stevenson has a Frankenstein ‘cracked head’ Tattoo from his hairline down.
Follow along yourself with @Truth_About_It, and really this why Twitter exists. It’s a perfect medium for media day. And moreover, media day is why I love the Wizards. They may not win big in the regular season or the playoffs, but they’re entertaining as hell in interviews. And really, given that only 3 or 4 teams have a legitimate shot at the NBA title this year, isn’t “entertaining and hilarious” the best consolation prize?
“I haven’t seen a pure point guard since Mugsy Bogues.” Damn. That could have been a fantastic quote for my high school yearbook. That, and “TNT knows drama.” Alas, hindsight is 20/20. Oh well.