If Gilbert Gets Traded....
I still haven't figured out exactly my response if Gilbert gets traded: Either a self-suspension without pay, or a month-long or possibly season-long blog boycott of Fun Street, or a determination to just fabricate Gilbert stories, or possibly I'll just quit. Is there anyone Gilbert could possibly be traded for who would be more opposite than K---? He takes himself too seriously, his "blog" is atrocious and repugnantly earnest, he doesn't publicize his gamer tag, he doesn't attempt to post rebuttals on video game forums, and he almost certainly doesn't fill teammates' bathtubs with coffee on road trips. There might be no move in any professional sport right now that could turn a belovable team into a behatable team more quickly than Gil for K---.
Anyhow, I refused to acknowledge all those rumors yesterday, but now that things seem to be dying down here are a few links if you want.
Sam "I Hate Bloggers" Smith chooses to give bloggers heart pains with random rumor-mongering, quoting a GM saying that the Wiz are a "dark horse" to land K---.
Ivan Carter quotes Ernie Grunfeld saying no truth to this rumor, blog hater.
Deuce of Davenport says K--- better "load up on Dockers and start wearing his work ID around his neck even when he's not at work."
FanHouse thinks K--- would waive his no-trade clause for the Wiz.
Gilbertology creates an ad campaign: Where Gilbertology Happens. (Answer: In D.C., thanks very much.)
Time Magazine slurps Gilbert's blog, calling it "not only the best sports blog on the Web, but the best blog, period."
Speculation by Chicago Tribune columnist Sam Smith (erroneously supplied by an obtuse, unidentified GM) claimed there could be a Kobe-Gilbert Arenas exchange on the horizon.
Oh, I see, the Bulls won't give up their best player for Kobe, but the Wizards are supposed to surrender their franchise player! What, their second- and third-best players aren't sufficient?
I'm not a talent scout in real life but I used to play one on the Arthur Godfrey Show; and in my view, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler are as good, if not better, than what the Bulls are offering - Ben Gordon and Kirk Hinrich or Andres Nocioni, with Tyrus Thomas and a first-rounder or two (won't tell me they've run dry of lottery Knick picks) thrown into the pot for sweet seasoning.
Oh, and Arizona's freshman guard Jerryd Bayless? Yeah, he's wearing No. 0 this year.
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