Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

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Both teams played hard

Why I laughed (as mentioned here)? NBA Playoffs, April 2003. Portland Trail Blazers winning against the Dallas Mavs in Game 4. I was home. I'd listened to the Blazers on the radio. And in an epic -- EPIC -- post-game interview, an exhausted and annoyed Rasheed Wallace answered five freakin' questions in a row with "It was a good game. Both teams played hard." The way he said it, it became almost Zen. Surly, surly Zen.

As I just found out, Wallace's comment later even inspired a web site, run by Jared Wade, who's said (among other things) "I believe Come Fly With Me, Casablanca, White Men Can’t Jump and Anchorman are the only four flawless films" and "I think Plastic Man narrowly edges out The Rifleman, Enormous Mormon, The Microwave and Bad Porn for the best NBA nickname of all time." (Wade even marked the remark's sixth anniversary.)

Helps to have a sense of humor about Portland sports. Doesn't it help to have a sense of humor about sports in general?
Tags: portland, sport!

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