Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Ever since Broadway Joe guaranteed the New York Jets victory in Superbowl III, athletes have been throwing out guarantees like they were going out of style. While I would be more offended by a player who did not believe in his team, I am often reminded that guarantees in sports are as good as the paper they are written on when the athlete blows off the guarantee by saying simply either it wasn’t their day or the other team played better. Returning from vacation, Jason Terry of the Brooklyn Nets was asked, during an interview with Dime Magazine, for his opinion of J.R. Smith’s guarantee of the New York Knicks bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy back to the Empire State.  Never one to hold his tongue, his was response was classic Terry. “Maybe the Rucker Park Championship. I don’t know, not the NBA championship. I don’t see how they could guarantee that, at all”. Terry went on to say that the Nets don’t want to see that happen on their watch. Judging by how muc...
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