The reason the Clippers have done as well as they have in getting Boston to back off from demands such as getting Eric Bledsoe in the deal or having the Clippers take back a bad contract is because they've treated the deal all along as something they don't need. They have other options they like to coach the team, they can trade their resources for other players. So on a couple of occasions they've walked away saying "Thanks but no thanks." The problem is, you have to mean it. It's a great bargaining tactic if you mean it. But meaning it may eventually entail passing on the deal. The ball is in the Celtics court; we'll see if the deal is really "dead, dead, dead." It will be dead when the Clippers hire another coach, and with Shaw coming in tomorrow, there's at least another day.Clips Nation.
Former Saints player Steve Gleason did a guest spot for Peter King, authoring this week's Monday Morning Quarterback. It's a great read that's been overshadowed by the ugliness of a couple deejays.
If the Celtics and Clippers cannot work something out between the two parties, another option might be to try to make this complex deal even more complicated. Like for instance, by including a third team into the mix. A team like the Magic or Pacers or perhaps even the Rockets or Mavericks or a team I haven't thought of yet.Celtics Blog wonders if a third team could solve the Celtics-Clippers stalemate?
Celts-Clippers deal comes down to how creative they can get. Concerned that discussion has slowed. Both sides need to make deal.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 17, 2013
The "Gambler" cleat by Warrior Sports features "gloryholes" for sticky situations. This may seem like bad publicity, but bad PR is a brand focus of Warrior, a brand already known for one of the worst uniforms ever for Liverpool and hashtag disasters with lacrosse players So, here's what you want to hear, intentionally troll-ish Warrior ad-bros: You crushed that ad, bros. CRUSHED IT. /fistbumps /buys some off-brand cleats without "gloryholes" /gives you no money whatsoever (Via)