Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Telling it like it is

I have to admit that I was stunned to hear on the TNT telecast tonight that Detroit backup center Elden Campbell admitted in an interview that his strategy when defending Sahquille O'Neal is to foul him every time and take his chances on them calling it. NBA observers with any savvy at all know that this has been the strategy employed by every team in the league since Shaq came into the league 13 years ago, but it is odd and refreshing to hear that level of honesty from any jock.

That said, despite the candor he'll still always be Seldom Campbell to me for his, to be kind, inconsistent level of effort back in his Laker days.


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