Thursday, January 24, 2008

Reunited and it feels so good...

Oh, what could have been

That's right Warriors fans, guess who could be making a Bay Area comeback? None other than All-Star Forward and airport weed-smuggler Chris Webber. According to Marty McNeal of the Sacramento Bee, Don Nelson might even have plans for retired point guard Gary Payton:

Word on the street says Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has been seen at Chris Webber's Natomas restaurant, Center Court with C-Webb, twice recently. That only could mean Webber and Nelson are considering the completion of the ultimate full circle and a Webber return to Golden State.

They beefed big-time 14 years ago while both were with the Warriors, but perhaps it is true that time heals all wounds, even gashes.

Stay tuned. With agent Aaron Goodwin representing Gary Payton as well as Webber, could the former Skyline High School (Oakland) guard be far behind? Baron Davis, one of the league's best point guards, needs rest, and Payton surely could fill that backup role.

Gary Payton, an NBA Jams original

This could make some sense for the Dubs, as they have just picked up point guard C.J. Watson aka "The Quiet Storm" from the NBA Developmental League in an attempt to bolster their depth at the position. Al Harrington (my MAN) and swingman Kelenna Azubuike have both stepped up, but neither are pure power forwards. The veteran rebounding and passing instincts that C-Web brings to the table could mesh well off the bench. If this team has one glaring weakness, it's giving up offensive boards to the opposition.

As for The Glove, besides his obvious defensive contributions, he would add another dimension of smack talking to the Golden State roster. Pull the trigger Mully, it will make this year's playoff meltdown all that much more spectacular!

Fun Fact: Donning the Thunder costume at Warriors games actually counts as community service time for parolees and troubled Oakland youths.

In parting, and in the continuing spirit of 90's Bay Love, please enjoy John Mayer jamming to the Souls of Mischief classic "93 'Til Infinity" :

Have a great weekend, people.


~Daddy-E said...

Those 7 games Stephen Jackson missed in the beginning of the season was due to it being his turn in the Thunder costume.

Dave H said...

Hehe, I heard Matt Barnes is the best at working the t-shirt slingshot.