Wednesday, September 26

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend .

I just came back from Alberta where I watched that province celebrate Super Weekend. The highly succesful event organized by Basketball Alberta was a lot of fun . There in that festivities was none other than ex Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens as the guest of honor ! Yes , the same Lenny Wilkens that Toronto basically ran out of town. Fans , bloggers ( not me ) , sports talkshow hosts , columnists and even Raptors players like VC and Charles Oakley abandoned Lenny like he was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad out there in Columbia University after his speech. Oakley said the Knicks was well prepared cause they drilled their plays over and over again . This after a playoff loss by the Raps to NY. Obviously , Oak was making a jab at coach Wilkens lackadaisical practice method . But the most brutal attack on Wilkens was made by a columnist from the Toronto Star who said that everything in the then 63 year NBA Hall Of Famer smelled like formaldehyde ! See what I mean. Ahmahdinejad and formaldehyde . They even sound the same , sort of .
But here in Alberta , Lenny Wilkens was welcome with open and loving arms . Look at post event press release by Basketball Alberta . ' The highlight of the weekend for many was the chance to meet the legendary Lenny Wilkens . Wilkens led 2 sessions and was all smiles as he led all participants '. There , the oil rich province east of Toronto afforded LW the respect he's due. Figures. They went the opposite way of the big city of Toronto. Just like the rest of Canada would .You don't believe so. Just watch the movie , Let's All Hate Toronto.








Mahmoud : There are no homosexuals in Iran ......
only fruitcakes like me !

4 Comments:

Blogger john said...

Perhaps the rest of Canada is envious of Toronto just like the rest of the US is of New York.

6:45 PM  
Blogger che said...

I like Lenny Wilkens but his methods are passe.He and Larry Brown should give way to fresh blood.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

i agree with john...

11:22 AM  
Blogger coach said...

Torontonians are obnoxious according to many Canadians outside TO.
To Lenny Wlikens, the fans here simply don't know enough about basketball.They are better now,said Wilkens last Super Weekend !

3:17 PM  

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