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What Were They Thinking takes a human approach to sports. It usually takes the less conventional opinion and tries to make sense of what an athlete was truly thinking.
While watching the Bulls beat the Mavs on Saturday, normally thinking “Man, if these Mavs had a healthy Odom, taking up Vinsani-too-worn-to-be-Vinsanity’s minutes, they’d be right in this. Probably ahead. Why doesn’t he just play? What’s this dude’s deal?” - but instead I was thinking “I totally get it. I totally see why he’s not playing.”
Before the season, Lamar was caught on his reality show saying things like:
“I am tired and I am a little bit out of shape physically and mentally. It is bothersome.”
“This is the first time basketball has felt like a job, like, you know what I mean?”
“It is the first game of the season and I feel anxiety to perform at a high level and do my job well.”
“My body’s not responding.”
Most thoughts I’ve seen in response to this behavior have been along t
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Mark Cuban comes off as an unpatriotic, unapologetic, typical money-first, damn-the-flag, ugly-American businessman. But listen closer. Deeper. Does he think the U.S. Olympic basketball team is a shambles?
"I hope so,'' the Dallas Mavericks owner told FOXSports.com.
"Maybe that'll be my next business. F--- up the Olympics.''
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