Harrison seeking to control emotions

Harrison seeking to control emotions

There are 32 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Harrison seeking to control emotions. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Center David Harrison wishes he could just hit a switch that would make him control his temper after getting whistled for a foul.

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United States

#1 Nov 12, 2007
One big difference. No trade value for a player with no offense and an attitude that desrroys the team.

Erlanger, KY

#2 Nov 12, 2007
Why are we having the Harrison conversation this far into his bust of a career? The guy is never going to pull his head out of his ass. He's just going to keep dragging this team down. Put him on the "must cut" list along with you know who.

Middle River, MD

#3 Nov 12, 2007
How come THEY get to foul and I don't? Whaaaah!!! It's not fair! Whaaah!
Dirk Diggler

United States

#4 Nov 12, 2007
Maybe Harrison needs to get a little of the chronic from Tinsley to mellow out a little...

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 12, 2007
Yes, Harrison has everything to prove now. He has never amounted to anything but a distraction for the rest of the team.

His on-court hissy fits are at minimum, embarassing.

It would be different if he could take his anger and frustration and use it as a catalyst to play harder, but the exact opposite happens.

Another player that we can't even trade. What a pity......

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 12, 2007
Granger's a class act. Besides he was one of the few that didn't have a look to left, look to the right and look straight forward picture on file. he's definately in the minority.

Carmel, IN

#7 Nov 12, 2007
David Harrison needs to realize that referees remember who complains a lot and who keeps their mouth shut when a call is made that they don't agree with. That is why he gets technical fouls and other players don't. If he didn't complain after every call, he might not get nailed with the "T" so much.

Augusta, GA

#8 Nov 12, 2007
Wish David luck with his continued learning, but in the meantime I'd put him inactive, and bring Andre Owens, Stephen Graham, or even Courtney Sims on to the active list. Either someone to help 'D" up on the perimeter against Boston, or a big man that at least won't bring the offense to a screeching halt every 45 seconds.
33 and counting


#9 Nov 12, 2007
David Harrison does not get it. The headline was wrong, because I don't believe he even understands what an embarrassment he is when he goes ballistic. No matter what Harrison says, no other players lose control the way he does. The only one coming close to Harrison is Rasheed Wallace, and you get the feeling Wallace is doing it as an act. Remember in a previous season when during one of Harrison's mad scenes, Stephen Jackson, of all people, tried to get his attention by pounding on Harrison's chest -- to no avail? Remember in a previous season when Coach Carlisle was actually shouting "SHUT UP" at Harrison -- to no avail? Harrison has passed all chances to improve.

Danny Granger DOES get it. What a joy it is to watch him! When I see Granger, I see the future of the franchise, and it looks great!

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2007
David, Hang in their my friend and you can learn to controll your temper. I used to have a very bad temper. I worked very hard on it and finally controlled it. My best way of coping is to ask God to help me. Not just help but to give me HIS strength to make it each day. I honestly believe that has helped me more than anything. YOU can do it. Stay strong, play your best and the rest will follow.

Danny Granger will and can be the "MAN" if J.O. will stay out of his way. J.O. wants to be the one, but he is NOT talented enough. He is talented, but not enough for Pro Ball. Has he ever graduated High School? He doesn't act like it. Danny acts like a fine young man with a lot of talent and well mannered. A young man who is willing to learn and to share the responsibility to WIN. He will pass and LET others shoot the ball and not just stand around expecting everyone to feed him and only him. J.O. does that sound familar?

Tuesday night is another night, let's put the last few games behind us and get our heads out of the sand and PLAY BALL!!! I don't expect you to win every game, but I don expect you to play your best every game. Sometimes and I hate to say it, but you play like a bunch of first graders. I see them running everywhere too and not knowing what to do when they get there. Get your minds on what you are supposed to be doing. God bless each and everyone of you. Go, Fight, Win!
Corporate Greed

Fishers, IN

#11 Nov 12, 2007
Harrison can't control his emotions. The Pacers were correct in not resigning him. Let him go before we have another Artest on our hands.
The act is getting old

Zionsville, IN

#12 Nov 12, 2007
Another season, another story about Harrison needing to mature...the Star should just keep a template of this that they can change the date on every year. It'd save them the trouble of needing to rewrite it.

Carmel, IN

#13 Nov 12, 2007
He's a thug. What do you expect from Larry's dirty dozen??
learn a trade

Erlanger, KY

#14 Nov 12, 2007
I hope this guy saved his money or learned a trade because he's headed out of the league at light speed.
learn a trade

Erlanger, KY

#15 Nov 12, 2007
BTW, who was the genius that signed this guy in the first place? So many bad personnel decisions in the past 5-6 years.

Hastings On Hudson, NY

#16 Nov 12, 2007
Grow up and if you cant handle the heat change occupations. If you dont grow up they will help you change occupations. Your an adult act like one BOZO

Bloomington, IN

#17 Nov 12, 2007
cya wrote:
Granger's a class act. Besides he was one of the few that didn't have a look to left, look to the right and look straight forward picture on file. he's definately in the minority.
In the minority? What kind of f'ed up math were you taught?

Crawfordsville, IN

#18 Nov 12, 2007
I completely understand where David Harrison is coming from. Yes, there does come a point when you need to control your anger, but I see it more as drive and passion for the game. He hit the nail on the head when he commented on the lack of technical fouls called on the Denver Nuggets, let alone every other team in the league; It is blatant. The Officials need to learn to let the Pacers play and quit punishing them.

Fishers, IN

#19 Nov 12, 2007
Harrison will be on the inactive list by January, so we won't have to put up with his tired act anymore. When the season is over his contract will be up, so he can go be a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars," or whatever else he plans to do with the rest of his life. Good riddance!

Fishers, IN

#20 Nov 12, 2007
Coach O'Brien should make each one of his players watch a tape of the Colts/Chargers game. The Colts displayed heart, courage and perserverance in the face of monstrous adversity. The Pacers display none of the above.

If this collection of knuckleheads on the Pacers roster ever played a game under adverse conditions like that, they would lose by 50 points!

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