Gordon's big toe puts Bulls in a jam

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Asked recently when he envisioned his jammed right big toe being healed enough for him to play, Ben Gordon smiled.
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Gimy

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#21
Oct 14, 2008
 
pallav, you're comparing a guy who was perhaps THE most dominant center of this generation...is 7 foot, 800 pounds(give or take a few)...to a 6'2 guy who has less heart than the tin man? oh, by the way peaches...shaq sat out games not always because of injuries in recent years...its because he was resting himself for the playoffs. ask dwade, ask riley...ask anybody in miami. they didn't make a secret of it either. they wanted him fresh to be dominant. he's also older than gordon too. got any other arguements dude?

how about YOU educate yourself and stop being ignorant. i dare you to call into your job and say you can't come because you stubbed your toe. no job, ZERO, not even a foot model...would accept that. i hope del negro sits him for weeks at a time if he shows this kind of effort. we don't need crybabies, we need guys with heart. Noc has more spirit in his toenail than ben gordon has ever had.
Danza

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#22
Oct 14, 2008
 
Pallav wrote:
And for all of those idiots that are calling BG a baby for not playing with a sore toe....you have NO idea how bad that hurts. Ask Shaq who missed almost a season bc of it. But please, don't judge and be ignorant on things you know nothing about.
I'm sure we all know why he isn't playing and doesn't want to play for the Bulls. Its just sour grapes on BG's behalf you know, I know and everyone else knows it. Don't for one minute think I know nothing about toe injuries. I've missed my share of games in a variety of sports for many things, among them toe soreness.
I've also broken a fingernail on the odd occasion and this hasn't stopped me from playing!
Sean

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#23
Oct 14, 2008
 
A stubbed big toe? Really? You can get out of work for that? Wow, next time instead of saying some embarrassing lie to get out of work like I've been throwing up all night, I'm just going to say I stubbed my toe. Thanks Ben, that's genius.

Get rid of this guy. He's bad for team chemistry and has a low work ethic. He's basketball's Manny Ramirez, except far less talented.
Pallav

Oak Brook, IL

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#24
Oct 14, 2008
 
Gimy,

all your posts says is that you are one of the biggest haters out there. you talk as if BG stole your GF or something.
Pallav

Oak Brook, IL

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#25
Oct 14, 2008
 
Sean wrote:
A stubbed big toe? Really? You can get out of work for that? Wow, next time instead of saying some embarrassing lie to get out of work like I've been throwing up all night, I'm just going to say I stubbed my toe. Thanks Ben, that's genius.
Get rid of this guy. He's bad for team chemistry and has a low work ethic. He's basketball's Manny Ramirez, except far less talented.
Let me say this in a calm way....'IT'S THE FREAKIN' PRE-SEASON'. My god. Stop the crying. A lot of star players don't even play preseason games for no reason.
Danza

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#26
Oct 14, 2008
 
I think the point is that Ben wants more money, hey don't we all!

I think he's great as a player, he could be anything and more often than not he is. We can all probably blame Pax and Co for the teams lack of support in the roster and their lackluster pre season thus far.

I just wish Ben had that desire to play through adversity, unless your leg falls off or something! My entire belief in Gordon will not change until he starts doing things for the team and not himself.

Maybe comes out and speaks to the media about his intentions etc etc.

I don't think there are that many Ben haters, or Hinrich haters for that matter. More than anything I think there are a lot of fans out there that just want a team that wants to play, as a team.

Personally, I don't know why they've stuck with him if they weren't going to pay him what he wanted. If its a case of the draft selection in Rose, I really can't see the logic? Rose, Hinrich and Gordon can't all play the same position can they? I possibly and I'm only guessing, but would have possibly taken Beasley instead. He is only young and remember we took Noah last year, so I don't know why they've gone away from loud brash sorts?

This Bulls team needs some kind of direction, because right now they look lost.
airness23

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#27
Oct 14, 2008
 
Gordon's trying to show the Bulls his worth by letting them see how lost they are without a go-to scorer on the court. A stubbed toe is not an injury that requires 2-3 weeks to heal, and in his abscense the Bulls season looks as dismal as last year. Expect the Bulls to look 10x better when Gordon "returns", when the offense will become more fluid with a Rose and Gordon backcourt. Still can't say I blame Gordon with the Bulls willing to give Hinrich $11 million a year. If Gordon stepped up his defense any, he'll be a much improved player, and will commmand the figures he's asking.
I know it's a long shot,and really has no possibility of happening, but please trade (Hinrich & Nocioni, Gordon & Nocioni, Hinrich & Gordon, Hinrich & Gordon & Nocioni)whoever it takes to get O.J. Mayo. Mayo is going to be of the D.Wade mold and a backcourt of he and Rose would be one for the ages. Go Bulls
Objective Sports Fan

Chicago, IL

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#28
Oct 15, 2008
 
I saw Ben Gordon out at the Underground in Chicago this past Saturday (10/10/08). It was 4am, he looked healthy. Healthy enough to be out clubbing at 4am.
Objective Sports Fan

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#29
Oct 15, 2008
 
jason wrote:
would u guys just trade gordon and get it over with along with hinrick. They suck
I saw Ben Gordon out at the Underground in Chicago this past Saturday (10/10/08). It was 4am, he looked healthy. Healthy enough to be out clubbing at 4am.
Mike

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#30
Oct 17, 2008
 
When I left Cortland Garage at 2am saturday (10/10), he was still there with his homeboys, sitting in the corner, doing shots with a big group of people.

obviously you can go out and have fun, we all know MJ did, but MJ also took care of business on the court first. this dude needs to get his act together.

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