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Don Paco

More. Please. The Blue Baller is necessary. The Flagrancy must continue. The Association needs you. More!


Couldn't agree more...The Blue Baller should be fast-tracked into the Hall of Fame into a category created just for him "Conscience of Team".
BB, please, don't stop. We need you. How about a weekly dubious moment based on the games? (Bosh's lack of D, Mitchell's game plan: Labelled TOP SECRET-"Go get'em guys, hard D, HARD D!" A rotation whose sole purpose is to make people scratch their heads and make it seem that he actually has a plan!...etc...BB, please don't stop now, the city needs you!

The Blue Baller

Two small points of clarification:

1. The Blue Baller is necessary and should be fast tracked to the Hall of Fame. This part is true.

2. The Blue Baller writes The Flagrancy. Only half-true; B-Huge of RickBrunson.com writes the other half--any future litigation from should be addressed directly to him.


Damn, I thought I had the perfect patsy!


RickBrunson.com is down...any chance of getting it back up?


We've got an archive up at


thank you! Here's some recent Rick Brunson quotes for the starved Rick Brunson fan:

Brunson hopes to return home from travels


NEW YORK — During the 76ers' preseason game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, Rick Brunson was not called for traveling.

Moving around between dribbles is only what he's been doing for much of his professional career.

Brunson is one of six guards the Sixers brought to training camp this year. At 34, the former Temple star is trying to win one of the final spots on the Sixers' regular-season roster — a role to which he's grown rather accustomed.

Temple's North Philly campus might only be a few miles from the Sixers' home at Broad at Pattison, but Brunson's route as an undrafted free agent has taken him to Australia — where he played right out of school in 1995-96 — to a pair of stops in the CBA to stints with eight other NBA teams.

And even if the 6-foot-4 point guard is not on the roster when the Sixers open the season Nov. 1 against Atlanta at the Wachovia Center, he's grateful for the opportunity.

“It's a good opportunity for me,” he said just after the Sixers' 113-102 loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in their penultimate preseason game. “I'm just trying to come out and do my job, just do what I've been doing for the last 10 years.”

With Allen Iverson (contused and sprained left hand) and Samuel Dalembert (hamstring) not making the trip to Manhattan, Brunson was given the chance to start by coach Maurice Cheeks. In 21 minutes, he dished out three assists, had a pair of steals and missed two shots.

“You have to give guys a chance to get out on the game floor,” Cheeks said before the game.

“Sometimes it's tough. But I think what I've tried to do is maybe not play a guy one game and then play a couple guys the next game. With Allen being out, you get another opportunity to play a couple other guys.

“I don't want to put him in tough situations, like, when the game is out of hand you put him in, or have him (sit) the whole time and then put him in in the fourth quarter. I've tried not to do that — I've tried to give him a legitimate chance of actually playing.”

Brunson has not spent more than two seasons in any one place during a career in which he's averaged just 3.9 points and 2.6 assists. He figures to be battling rookie forwards Ivan McFarlin and Steven Smith for the final one or two roster spots, but what he has that they lack is veteran experience. Just five of the Sixers' 16 training camp players have logged more than five years of NBA service.

Even if Brunson's future status remains uncertain, he knows for sure that he's been blessed to have played a game — and earned such a handsome living doing it — for all these years.

“It's a job,” he said. “It's something I wanted to do. I'm young. You can only do this for 10 or 12 years and then you start a new career. You make a lot of money — the average salary in Philly is $32,000. I think people will be sick if I said it was difficult to move around and get paid to play a lot of money to play basketball. I love it.”


Fantastic work on the list of dubiosity (if that's a word???)! Is that it? Say it ain't so!! Please keep going I NEED MORE!


What about the dubious moment when Kevin O'Neill started walking off to the dressing room before the final buzzer sounded at the end of a game?

The Blue Baller

Dear Readers:

The Flagrancy is putting the finishing touches on an exciting new feature which will launch next week. Details will be announced on Monday.

In the meantime, why don't you get the fuck back to work.

Nav Hater

Add Nav "the Super Traitor" to the list. Boycott his Hyundai dealership!

Garth Joseph

You forgot Butch Carter's defamation of character suit against Marcus Camby, which resulted in raptor players (such as Childs) wearing black headbands as a protest against there coach.

LV Monogram Minilin

But to blame this on the public is to miss the point.

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