Monday, January 28, 2008
Ok, so that picture has absolutely nothing to do with Devin Harris' ankle or the Mavs or anything I plan on writing about in this blog entry. But it's pretty fucking rad.
Devin Harris has a bone bruise in his left ankle. The word "bruise" means, to me at least, an ouchie that heals quickly. Apparently, I am wrong. Devin Harris will be out for two to three weeks. Which is very bad news if you have been watching the past three or four Mavs games. There was even a highly scientific "text your answer to" poll during the Lakers v. Mavs game asking who fans thought was the Mavs MVP of January. Josh Howard and Dirk Nowitzki came in second and third, respectively, to Devin Harris. Did I mention that Jerry Stackhouse is out with a hamstring injury?
If you're a fan of scrappy Puerto Ricans who at one point were banished to the Developmental Ft. Worth team, have I got great news for you. JJ Barea (along with Jason Terry) will be seeing much more action in the following few weeks. Barea was pretty hot for the short time he was in the game on Friday.
Thanks to Wikipedia, I have just learned that Devin Harris was brought to Dallas to train as a junior point guard under the tutelage of Steve Nash. How rad would that have been? They could have become a Point Guard Dream Team and there would be a made-for-ESPN movie about their professional relationship. There would be a montage of shots of Steve Nash standing behind Devin Harris helping him on his swing and follow through on the driving range. There would be footage of Devin Harris catching flies with chopsticks while a wise Steve Nash sits cross-legged in the corner on a straw mat. There might even be an emotional scene towards the end where Steve Nash is traded and Devin Harris stands outside Steve Nash's house in the rain with a boombox blasting Chicago's "You're the Inspiration" and crying.
It's just a thought.