According to the LA Times, players around the league are paying bounties to teammates who “posterize” the Portland Trailblazers’ Greg Oden.
Pregame chatter landed, briefly, on the Sacramento Kings’ Kevin Martin, who collected $1,000 from teammate Mikki Moore for a two-handed dunk over 7-footer Greg Oden of the Trail Blazers on Monday in Sacramento.
The Clippers’ Ricky Davis, taking a break from his pre-game dinner, came up with another number. Why be predictable and imitate someone else?
Davis threw it down: $500 for dunking on Oden.
Frankly, I’m not worried. Most of the time going right at Oden is about the stupidest strategy a team could settle on.
Update: Looks like the Oregonian’s Canzano wrote a column about this. The formatting is all messed up on Oregonlive.com right now though.
Dwight Jaynes also blogged about this yesterday: The Clippers put a bounty on Greg Oden.