Found March 24, 2012 on
Classic television moment for Dion Waiters yesterday on NESN. With Syracuse in Boston the local media is discussing college basketball for the first time in years (pretty sure Boston College basketball has been relegated to the MAAC). So the lovely Dana McIntosh (who actually is a very good reporter) was chatting with Dion, and unwittingly stepped into a bear trap.
Reporter: “Who’s your pick for the national title game?”
(priceless stunned quizzical look from Dion)
R: “Versus who?”
“Who ever y’all want it to be.”
R: “And you’re the champ?”
“Yes. Holding the trophy. Going back to the 315, Syracuse.”
Asking Dion Waiters who is going to play in the National Championship game and not adding “besides you guys” is like asking Jim Boeheim if he’s planning to sprinkle in some zone. You will be greeted with a look of dumbfounded astonishment welcoming you to Planet Buffoon.
We established previously this postseason that Waiters is a misunderstood guy. He’s suprem
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