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The NBA's Heart-Shaped Pool of Pain.


Break out the Joy Division. Empty the Bench has come out with it's list of "The NBA's Most Depressing Players of 2009." Leading this year's parade of sadness is Allen Iverson, whose sad slide to the Memphis Grizzlies should be a lesson in morality for players whose careers are slowly eroding. Adam Morrison and Quentin Richardson wrap up the top three on the list.
Personally, I think Blake Griffin should've made the list. He goes first in the NBA Draft...to The L.A. Clippers. There's got to be a Depeche Mode song about this somewhere.( Like maybe this one?) Or maybe Charlotte Bobcats forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who the Lakers traded to get Adam Morrison? Yeah, that one got to hurt. I'll bet he's looking forward for that inevitable meeting with Morrison where Adam shows off his hard(ly)-earned NBA Championship ring.
Yes, the NBA's heart-shaped pool of pain is deep as it is wide. Full of players drowning in sadness that is part misfortune, or even part self-infliction. And despite the millions they earn, they soon find that money can't sooth the pain. The best thing to do? "Just dance to Joy Division, and celebrate the irony."

(via Empty the Bench)
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Break out the Joy Division. Empty the Bench has come out with it's list of "The NBA's Most Depressing Players of 2009." Leading this year's parade of sadness is Allen Iverson, whose sad slide to the Memphis Grizzlies should be a lesson in morality for players whose careers are slowly eroding. Adam Morrison and Quentin Richardson wrap up the top three on the list.
Personally, I think Blake Griffin should've made the list. He goes first in the NBA Draft...to The L.A. Clippers. There's got to be a Depeche Mode song about this somewhere.( Like maybe this one?) Or maybe Charlotte Bobcats forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who the Lakers traded to get Adam Morrison? Yeah, that one got to hurt. I'll bet he's looking forward for that inevitable meeting with Morrison where Adam shows off his hard(ly)-earned NBA Championship ring.
Yes, the NBA's heart-shaped pool of pain is deep as it is wide. Full of players drowning in sadness that is part misfortune, or even part self-infliction. And despite the millions they earn, they soon find that money can't sooth the pain. The best thing to do? "Just dance to Joy Division, and celebrate the irony."

(via Empty the Bench)

Posted originally: 2009-10-24 01:56:00
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