Tinsley excused from practice

Tinsley excused from practice

There are 25 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 16, 2007, titled Tinsley excused from practice. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley was excused from practice today to attend the funeral services of a close friend.

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Reggie

Carmel, IN

#2 Oct 16, 2007
Tinsley gone, Harrison out, JO ??. Heard any good lawyer jokes lately?
give it a rest

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Oct 16, 2007
doesnt matter wrote:
he will be injured shortly so that he can have more time to use drugs, drink and play with guns late at night at the clubs.........let him have the entire season off.
It's a new season, new coach, and apparently a (thus far) successful game plan...so get off the player- bashing bandwagon!
Huh

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Oct 16, 2007
Since when has a basketball player taking a couple days of bereavement news? It's frankly none of our business if he takes time off to go to a funeral.

“Vote or Shut it!”

Since: Oct 07

Sasparilla

#7 Oct 16, 2007
give it a rest wrote:
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It's a new season, new coach, and apparently a (thus far) successful game plan...so get off the player- bashing bandwagon!
Oh Please! they live by the press they die by the press. They make millions on their fame. They put themselves there. There are a bunch of rediculous moron thugs and have no respect for themselves or anyone else. The few that DO have a legitimate life pay the price for the rest. They have no concern for the impact their behavior plays on the youth of America and they don't even care about basketball anymore. So don't even try to stick up for them. They have turned the greatest sport in America into a fake freak show. About as real as the WWF. They made their bed. Let them lie in it.
rick

Jackson, MS

#8 Oct 16, 2007
Corbin Leape wrote:
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Oh Please! they live by the press they die by the press. They make millions on their fame. They put themselves there. There are a bunch of rediculous moron thugs and have no respect for themselves or anyone else. The few that DO have a legitimate life pay the price for the rest. They have no concern for the impact their behavior plays on the youth of America and they don't even care about basketball anymore. So don't even try to stick up for them. They have turned the greatest sport in America into a fake freak show. About as real as the WWF. They made their bed. Let them lie in it.
Wow--where do you start to reply to a "rediculous moron" like you, Corbin? I can't make any sense out of your ridiculous bullcrap!!!! Hey, look here Corbin, just don't watch the Pacers at all this year. I would feel better knowing I'm not watching what you're watching, OK?
Corbett

AOL

#9 Oct 16, 2007
Corbin Leape wrote:
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Oh Please! they live by the press they die by the press. They make millions on their fame. They put themselves there. There are a bunch of rediculous moron thugs and have no respect for themselves or anyone else. The few that DO have a legitimate life pay the price for the rest. They have no concern for the impact their behavior plays on the youth of America and they don't even care about basketball anymore. So don't even try to stick up for them. They have turned the greatest sport in America into a fake freak show. About as real as the WWF. They made their bed. Let them lie in it.
You win the prize for this month's most idiotic, hateful, and moronic expression of ignorant bigotry.

First off, as you sit on your high horse branding others as "rediculous [sic] moron thugs," your world class hypocrisy comes through loud and clear. For those of us who got past the third grade, the word is spelled "ridiculous."

Second, if you are so jealous of what they make, you try to do something that people will be happy to pay you as well.

Third, since you find the entire subject so disgusting, please avoid wasting your precious time reading about basketball players, and above all, please wasting everyone's time by exposing your bigotry with needless, loony comments.
give it a rest

Green Bay, WI

#10 Oct 16, 2007
Corbin Leape wrote:
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Oh Please! they live by the press they die by the press. They make millions on their fame. They put themselves there. There are a bunch of rediculous moron thugs and have no respect for themselves or anyone else. The few that DO have a legitimate life pay the price for the rest. They have no concern for the impact their behavior plays on the youth of America and they don't even care about basketball anymore. So don't even try to stick up for them. They have turned the greatest sport in America into a fake freak show. About as real as the WWF. They made their bed. Let them lie in it.
I certainly don't agree with some of the poor decisions made by a handful of players (the worst of whom are no longer Pacers), but I'm sick of hearing the term "thug" and the like thrown out for the sole purpose of continued Pacer bashing. All the legal mess is in the past, and I'm looking forward to a fresh start. And while I'm no Jamal Tinsley fan (never have been), he was EXCUSED to ATTEND A FUNERAL. So go watch your WWF or Springer or whatever floats your boat; I'll be cheering on my Pacers!
stlcards10times

Latonia, KY

#14 Oct 16, 2007
Thus far..... that is THREE PRE-season games..we;ll see how it is after 82 games
give it a rest wrote:
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It's a new season, new coach, and apparently a (thus far) successful game plan...so get off the player- bashing bandwagon!
bid

Green Bay, WI

#16 Oct 16, 2007
stlcards10times wrote:
Thus far..... that is THREE PRE-season games..we;ll see how it is after 82 games
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So I'm assuming you'll be on the bandwagon once they're winning regular season games, eh?
Corbin is Right

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Oct 16, 2007
Was the funeral he had to attend the result of a:

1. Drive by Shooting?

2. Drug Overdose?

3. Drunk Driving Fatality?

Thugs never die of old age.

(Grammar police need not reply, it gets real old after a while).
Welcome back

United States

#18 Oct 16, 2007
We need a spotter for the position on handling the ball. The coach said that Tinsley has the decision on what to do with the ball. So why do we have a coach after all. Thats ridiculous. We wont go anywhere if that is the case.
Wh yrucoming back tinsley

United States

#19 Oct 16, 2007
Why are you coming back tinsley just stay where you are at.
Bite me

Redwood City, CA

#20 Oct 16, 2007
Corbin is Right wrote:
Was the funeral he had to attend the result of a:
1. Drive by Shooting?
2. Drug Overdose?
3. Drunk Driving Fatality?
Thugs never die of old age.
(Grammar police need not reply, it gets real old after a while).
No, obviously grammar police won't pull you over for this idiotic post but the prejudice police have their sirens blaring! Hey jackass, you don't know what really happened to his close friend. Have some damn respect.
ugh

Kokomo, IN

#21 Oct 16, 2007
Why is this news?!?!? Title of the article lead me to believe he was excused for disciplinary reasons.
Pacer fan

Green Bay, WI

#22 Oct 17, 2007
Corbin is Right wrote:
Was the funeral he had to attend the result of a:
1. Drive by Shooting?
2. Drug Overdose?
3. Drunk Driving Fatality?
Thugs never die of old age.
(Grammar police need not reply, it gets real old after a while).
What gets really old after awhile is your racism and Pacer bashing.
Derk182

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Oct 17, 2007
Yes, please do. So you won't get hurt when you have a bad game and you can blame it on the injury.
Wh yrucoming back tinsley wrote:
Why are you coming back tinsley just stay where you are at.
Derk182

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Oct 17, 2007
Yes means stay where you're at, don't come back!
stlcards10times

Latonia, KY

#25 Oct 17, 2007
Ummm, NO! I have taken my entertainment dollar elsewhere and will continue to do so until certain Pacer players are no longer with the team. I don't patronize druggies, gunmen or brawlers on the street, so I definitely will not patronize them in such a higher pedestal in a professional basketball arena.
bid wrote:
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So I'm assuming you'll be on the bandwagon once they're winning regular season games, eh?
No Blood for Pastel

Milford, CT

#26 Oct 17, 2007
stlcards10times wrote:
Ummm, NO! I have taken my entertainment dollar elsewhere and will continue to do so until certain Pacer players are no longer with the team. I don't patronize druggies, gunmen or brawlers on the street, so I definitely will not patronize them in such a higher pedestal in a professional basketball arena.
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Druggies? No one on the team has ever been charged in a court of law with drugs.
Tinsleys Back

United States

#27 Oct 17, 2007
It wasn't that long ago Jamal was considered one of the leagues best point gaurds. I have news for you, he still is. Sure, he has had some injury issues the past few years, and the Pacers have suffered because of it. They are a better team when he is on the floor, there is no doubt of that. The Pacers need him, and if the team can stay healthy for the first time in years, they could make a run. So instead of bashing the Pacers and their players, dont watch the games or talk about them. They need their true fans support right now more than ever, noone ever became strong without adversity.

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