Saturday, September 16

Don't Want No Short People

I still remember this song by Randy Newman pertaining to his dislike for vertically challenged people . I don't know if he directed that song to fellow singer ( and songwriter ) Paul Williams who was famous at the same time this song was a hit . It seems Raptor GM Bryan Colangelo has the same feeling despite the so called ' smallball system ' that his former team , Phoenix Suns plays . In the Suns' line up , Boris Diaw who is a mere 6'8'' plays center in the absence of 6'10'' Amare Stoudomaire who is not exactly ' tall ' for the middle .
The revamped Raptor line up changed overnight from one of the smallest in the league to one of the tallest . The addition of 3 new big guys accounts for this sudden growth spurt. Andrea Bagnani ( 7'0'' ) , Rasho Nestorovich ( 7'1'' ) and Uros Slokar ( 6'10'' ) are certified behemoths . Given Colangelo's propensity for hiring Europeans , it will not be a surprise if the Raptors will continue to add giants in its future line ups . Instead of looking at Spain and Italy for reinforcements , he will maybe try Netherlands to add ceiling to the Raptors . I can just hear former Raptor Muggsy Bogues crying foul !





Muggsy
: They're descriminating
against my son , Tom Thumb !



6 Comments:

Blogger Foto Man said...

Pygmies need not apply .

6:05 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

Get a tall guy like ex Pacer Schmidth

1:20 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Wow, those guys are tall. I never have thought of myself as short, but I would next to one of them! I am 5'6".

2:16 PM  
Blogger el greco said...

Are there good Baketball players ?

8:05 AM  
Blogger George said...

Didn't Grunwald once draft a Dutch guy in the second round, one Ramon Van De Hare? Ahead of his time, it seems.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Hey!
Have you ever just felt....not in the mood? That is me right now.
But, I luvya!

7:36 PM  

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