Casual Friday Liberty Links Lounge: Dikembe Mutombo Saves The World Edition

Dimitrios Kambouris

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone!

Welcome to another edition of the Liberty Links Lounge!

I have good news and I have bad news. The goods news is that Kwame Brown is starting a new fan club and you can join now for only a low one time price of $9.99! The bad news is that Kwame ate this weeks' GT Stats, so there will be none posted. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Quick things:

  • Last week I stated that I'd like to get the LB Facebook page up to 1000 likes by the end of this NBA season. We had 943 likes then, and as of right now we had 961. Keep up the great work, people!

Best of Liberty Ballers:

Kwame Brown Has A Reputation Of Being Kwame Brown
"Doug Collins would like Sixers fans to stop booing Kwame for being Kwame."

Thaddeus Young is the Sixers Early Season Statistical MVP
"They wouldn't be close to 8-6 without him, not because he's been elite -- he still has plenty of work to do -- but because he's the only member of the frontcourt who can tie his shoelaces without setting the arena on fire. And that's pretty important. Now all he needs is a healthy Bynum and that contract would look like a bargain. Ahem."

The Good, The Very Good, and The Bad: Part Deux
"Evan Turner taking (and making!) threes, Spencer Hawes whiffing on screens, five small players on the court at once, and one surprise at the end."

Andrew Bynum Is Not Jeff Ruland, So Stop Comparing The Two
"In the wake of Andrew Bynum's knee-pocalypse, several fans are comparing Bynum to another center the 76ers required via trade, Jeff Ruland. However, closer inspection reveals the two are not remotely similar."


LINKS:

Playing the Andrew Bynum What-If Game - Grantland
""Was the Sixers' trade for the injured big man worth it?"

Choosing Between Andrew Bynum and Andrew Bynum - Hardwood Paroxysm
"Andrew Bynum is a regular guy because he does regular things, like filling his car with gas and going to the movies and experimenting with new hairstyles. Except only Andrew Bynum could inspire a photo series entitled "Bynum Spotting: Images of a Loon," because Andrew Bynum just isn’t that regular. Nevermind his 7-0 gargantuan frame coupled with a remarkably smooth touch around the rim, or his nimble post footwork and ceiling-less potential that infatuated Jim Buss for years. There’s just something slightly off about him. He feels like a caricature of himself, a person acting out the Andrew Bynum story.

Michael Jordan got in trouble for wearing cargo pants to a golf course - The Basketball Jones
Not Sixers related, but still very important.

Andrew Bynum's Old Neighbors Are Suing Him for Trying to Be Like a Race Car Driver (Among Other Stuff) - The 700 Level
"Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is not getting along well with his neighbors in Los Angeles."

Dikembe Mutombo and This Talking Bear Are Going to Save You from the End of the Mayan Calendar - The 700 Level
"That's it. Old Spice wins the internet for the rest of the year. Or at least until the end of the world ... whichever comes first. Play the new Dikembe Mutombo video game here."

After head injury, Wayns settling into role - CSN Philly
"Wayns suffered a head injury in the Sixers’ final preseason game. Even though he returned to action in time for the regular season, it wasn't until recently that he actually started feeling like himself again."

Kwame Brown eager to fill role with 76ers - philly.com
lol

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REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to bathe before threading) and avoid touchy subjects like religion/politics/etc, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.

Now, discuss! Happy Friday!

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