April 7, 2012

Howard and Van Gundy: is anyone really wrong

I stopped by as I infrequently do , just to see whats going on in the world of men's basketball. And who would you think made one of the top stories for today (Friday April 06, 2012)...

That's right, Dwight!  Now I'm all tuned in.  Whats going on with the Magic?  So I read this, watch that, and decided I wanted to weigh in on the matter.  Thinking this was like my other favorite blog where you write a comment and it just gets posted- magic - I decided to write my two scents on a male dominated page, under the name Queen.  My first opening sentence was I'm not a basketball guru but I do have an opinion on the matter... I spent 10 min or so making sure my post was reading to be submitted.

After I hit submit, my comment was gone and later I would find out it didn't even get posted- black magic.  So I was like fine.. They don't want to post my comment.  That's cool, that's why I have my own blog.  I should have written it here first.  Now I know.  But unfortunately, sometimes writing is like lightning.  What you said and how you said it only strikes once.   That is why you write it down.

So to the best of my abilities I will try to recreate what mysteriously got misplaced on Sekou Smith's Hang Time Blog. 
Blogtable: Van Gundy vs. Dwight
The question was asked:  In the Dwight Howard/Stan Van Gundy mess: Who’s wrong? And how do you see this thing ending up?

My comment: I am not a basketball guru, but I do have an opinion on the matter.  I am a big Dwight Howard fan thus looking at the situation subjectively I do not think he is wrong. [That's could be a reason they refused to post my comment lol... continuing... ]  Without pointing figures on who is to blame (only the persons involved really know what went down) I do not think anyone was wrong. However, Van Gundy could have handled the situation better.  As a coach the success of your team/players should come before first.  Isn't that what makes an excellent coach?  After all it really is not about you Stan.  Furthermore, Van Gundy may need to re-evaluate implying that 'no comment' is a bullshit statement.  No comment means you do not want to discuss the matter what ever it is.  It is not confirming or denying anything.  It also means you do not have to explain how you feel about the situation 'no comment' encompasses it all.   I can not say that Van Gundy was wrong for answering questions how he felt most comfortable at the time.  BUT

In the end analysis Stan, don't you think 'no comment' would have caused far less controversy and put your players, including Howard, in a better mind set to win games.... Just Saying
- my humble opinion.

or something like that... Overall I am still not pointing any fingers but I do agree with what Barkley said.  However, sometimes in a given sitution nobody is wrong, but in situations where things can get uncomfortable for most parties, one should always ask themselves - Was there a better way to handle that?

One Love

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