Diss Guys and Miss Guys Volume 1
With our âFortunate Moments for Unfortunate Franchisesâ segment coming to a close earlier this week, we thought itâd be the perfect time to debut a new weekly segment weâve been thinking about. A Diss Guy is a player/coach/executive who had an awesome week in terms of their basketball lives, while a Miss Guy is a player/coach/executive whoâs definitely seen better days on the hard court. Expect them every Friday, and if you have any nominations feel free to comment and let us know what youâre thinking. Hope you enjoy.
Itâs pretty hard not to like Brandon Roy. B-Roy has always been a favorite here at The Diss, and Iâm thrilled heâs able to kick off this new segment as our Diss Guy of the week. Last December Roy announced his early retirement due to degenerative knees that had already been operated on 6 times and no longer contained any cartilage. His medical team told him that by continuing to play he was risking his ability to walk. Well, that was then and this is now. The great LL Cool J once said, âdonât call it a comebackâ but Iâm pretty sure B-Roy returning to the NBA just 6 months after retiring can justifiably be labeled as a comeback. Earlier this week Roy reached an agreement with the T-Wolves for 2 years, $10.4 million. Iâm not sure what we should expect to see out of Roy production wise but you bet your ass weâre pulling for him. B-Roy is a great basketball player, but more importantly heâs a great person. Congrats, Brandon.
Kobe Bryant is a phenomenal basketball player, but heâs terrible at being married, rocking a goatee, and knowing when to keep his mouth shut. With Major League Baseball on their All-Star break and NFL training camp still a few weeks away â" Olympic basketball was the only sporting event being covered this week. In case you missed it, hereâs the goatee-sportinâ Bryant explaining exactly how the 92 team had more size and talent but still would fall to the undersized but younger 2012 squad. Really, Kobe? Even if thatâs how you really feel, why even bother answering the question - ESPECIALLY in this hypersensitive time when ESPN has NOTHING else to report on? Didnât you read my damn article about comparisons?! The best part of the story was Michael Jordanâs reaction to Kobeâs comments were that he âabsolutely laughed.â Not a great week for the Mamba.