Centers' Little Helper

Dennis Hans, unrenowned former adjunct professor of mass comm and American foreign policy, relentlessly exposed the Bush administration’s “techniques of deceit” BEFORE the Iraq war, when it could have made a difference (see links). For decades he has fought baseball’s discrimination against lefthanded infielders and promoted his ingenious clockwise solution. A lifelong advocate for a flowing, non-brutal, flop-free NBA, he now champions the cause of its second-class citizens: the centers.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

NBA refs facilitate Tony Parker's injury
Tony Parker is out indefinitely with a sprained ankle — an unnecessary injury that occurred Friday night (March 1) after refs Curtis Blair, Brian Forte and Ed Malloy failed to blow the whistle on either of Parker's consecutive palming violations as he weaved his way up court. A second or two later he elevated and came down on the foot of Sacramento King Isaiah Thomas, rolling his ankle in the process. Ironically, by helping Parker and the Spurs by ignoring both the left carry and the right carry, the refs set Parker up for an injury that could put him out for weeks, possibly costing the Spurs homecourt advantage in the Western Conference, which could spell the difference between victory and defeat in a playoff rematch with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [UPDATE: The Spurs have announced that Parker will be out of action for "approximately four weeks."]