Friday, November 6, 2009
JR Rider Needs To Stay Where He Be
Isiah "J.R." Rider ain't goin' out like so many other temperamental NBA busts. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports recently wrote a piece on Rider's attempt at redemption in the ABA. It's been a long fall from being the fifth overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. There's no need to rehash the work of an actual journalist. Here's the link to the article which is worth checking out.
The only thing that has us going is the North Texas Fresh logo. My. Gawd. It is brilliant. Nothing says fresh like a gangster suit from the 1930s. Nothing stays fresh like a monkey in said suit. How could Rider want to leave a team with a tight logo like this? There's nowhere to go but down. I'm a Wizards fan (ignoring my better judgment) but that logo and mascot are busted. Bullets yes. Wizards hell naw. Even worse he could go to a team like the Magic or Thunder. What is this? The WNBA? One can only hope that the Fresh's mascot is a monkey in a gangster suit that patrols the floor and stands with a tommy gun and refers to ladies as "dame" or "toots". You'll never catch me copper, see?
Rider could also start dropping Isiah from official use. Any tie, relation or similarity to Isiah Thomas will do nothing for his reputation. Go FIU! It won't be long before they drop the I and Fucked Up goes after the university for defamation.