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  Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Commentary on Telfair NY Daily News Article
By Jonathan Givony

If href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> haven't href=/profile//> read href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> article href=/profile//> posted href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> headlines href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NY href=/profile//> Daily href=/profile//> News, href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> yourself href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> favor href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> read href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> NOW.

IF href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> story href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> indeed href=/profile//> true, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> absolute href=/profile//> shame href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> Trailblazers href=/profile//> organization, href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> course, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whole. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> is, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> exactly href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> field,as href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> suspected href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> exact href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> voiced href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> night. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York href=/profile//> Daily href=/profile//> News href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> story href=/profile//> right, href=/profile//> though; href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> aspects href=/profile//> we'd href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> talk href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> weren't href=/profile//> mentioned. href=/profile//>

Rumors href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> swirling href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> night href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> Portland's href=/profile//> commitment href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Telfair. href=/profile//> Why href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> that? href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> paragraph href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> OregonInsiderSports.com href=/profile//> href=/profile//> sums href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> well: href=/profile//>

"It href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> rumored href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Adidas, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> recently href=/profile//> signed href=/profile//> Telfair href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lucrative href=/profile//> shoe href=/profile//> endorsement href=/profile//> deal, href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> promised href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Blazers href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> payday href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> club href=/profile//> agree href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> select href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> newest href=/profile//> client. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> purchase href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> luxury href=/profile//> box href=/profile//> seats href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> extensive href=/profile//> marketing href=/profile//> campaign href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> supposedly href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> carrot href=/profile//> dangled href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> owner href=/profile//> Paul href=/profile//> Allen." href=/profile//>

Also, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> spite href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> says href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> conspiracy href=/profile//> theory href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> holding href=/profile//> water href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> "it href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> happen href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bigger href=/profile//> market" href=/profile//> (like href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York, href=/profile//> Boston, href=/profile//> Miami href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Los href=/profile//> Angeles) href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> consideration href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> rival, href=/profile//> Nike, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> based href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Beavertown, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> sticking href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> hometown href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> awfully href=/profile//> nice. href=/profile//> Adidas' href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> American href=/profile//> headquarters href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//>

You href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Sebastian href=/profile//> Telfair, href=/profile//> teenager href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> not, href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> issue href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> emphatic href=/profile//> denial href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> just: href=/profile//> "I'm href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> thinking href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> that, href=/profile//> Sebastian href=/profile//> Telfair href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> good." href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> sure href=/profile//> we'll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> hearing href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> days, href=/profile//> though, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> sit href=/profile//> tight.

Three href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> weren't href=/profile//> mentioned href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Daily href=/profile//> News href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> relevant href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> story:

1) href=/profile//> Less href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> John href=/profile//> Nash href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Trailblazers href=/profile//> drafted href=/profile//> Telfair, href=/profile//> supposedly href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> scouting href=/profile//> crew, href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> respected href=/profile//> Director href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Player href=/profile//> Personnel, href=/profile//> Mark href=/profile//> Warkentien href=/profile//> decided href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> resign href=/profile//> href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> "conflict href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> GM href=/profile//> John href=/profile//> Nash", href=/profile//> according href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> Tribune. href=/profile//>

Warkentien href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> underrated href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> evaluator href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> credited href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> stealing/drafting href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Jermaine href=/profile//> O'neal, href=/profile//> Zach href=/profile//> Randolph href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Bonzi href=/profile//> Wells href=/profile//> relatively href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round, href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Alvin href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> resignation href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Portland's href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> office href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> viewed href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> blow href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Trailblazer href=/profile//> fans. href=/profile//>

Is href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> possible href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> resigned href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> disappointed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Portland's href=/profile//> decision href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> Telfair? href=/profile//> Did href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> someone href=/profile//> else? href=/profile//> That's href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> felt href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> happened, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> latest href=/profile//> article href=/profile//> isn't href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> forget. href=/profile//>

2) href=/profile//> Some href=/profile//> shady href=/profile//> stuff href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Portland. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> recall, href=/profile//> Lawerence href=/profile//> Roberts href=/profile//> admitted href=/profile//> accepting href=/profile//> money href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> travelling href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> ago href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> Trailblazers href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> attend href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> workout href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> them. href=/profile//>

3) href=/profile//> Possibly href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> bizarre href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> story href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> source href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rumor, href=/profile//> Sonny href=/profile//> Vaccaro. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> affiliated href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Telfair href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> stated href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> company href=/profile//> besides href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> signing href=/profile//> him: href=/profile//> "Adidas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> deal href=/profile//> done href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> else href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> involved," href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> said. href=/profile//> "I href=/profile//> know href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whopper href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> deal href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> $15 href=/profile//> million href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> everyone href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offer. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> greatest href=/profile//> contracts href=/profile//> given." href=/profile//>

This href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> John href=/profile//> Nash href=/profile//> says href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> Vacarro's href=/profile//> latest href=/profile//> accusations href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> nothing href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> sour href=/profile//> grapes href=/profile//> (over href=/profile//> Telfair href=/profile//> signing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> instead href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Vaccaro's href=/profile//> Reebok, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> seriously href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> mix href=/profile//> anyway).

That href=/profile//> quote href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> article href=/profile//> written href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> writer href=/profile//> Jason href=/profile//> Quick. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> says href=/profile//> EXACTLY href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> opposite href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> claiming href=/profile//> now: href=/profile//>

Vaccaro href=/profile//> laughed href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> idea href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Blazers href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> working href=/profile//> together. href=/profile//>

"Having href=/profile//> Sebastian href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> disadvantage href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> had," href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> said. href=/profile//> "Why href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Chicago, href=/profile//> L.A. href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York? href=/profile//> Because href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> corporate href=/profile//> parties? href=/profile//> Come href=/profile//> on."

"If href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> business href=/profile//> side, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> served href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Boston href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 15th href=/profile//> pick. href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> . href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> mean href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> question href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Portland href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> outpost href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> America." href=/profile//>

But href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> claims href=/profile//> "there href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> Adidas href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> afford href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> slip href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round".

What href=/profile//> caused href=/profile//> Vaccaro href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> flip href=/profile//> flop href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> that? href=/profile//> Who's href=/profile//> telling href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> truth? href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> hard href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> say, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> out.

 
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