A quick one before the weekend starts
I presume this is out there somewhere, probably lots of places, but what the heck.
Just got word that Anthony Parker is definitely going to Cleveland and all they have to do is clear up some language issues the deal will be signed.
Not really newsy -- Brian Windhorst of the Plain Dealer had it all but done a couple of days ago -- but just wanted to get it on the record that he'll be missed.
I know not a whole lot of you would care because what matters most is on-court stuff but AP was one fo the all-time good Raptors and he'll be missed. When he did interviews he gave carefully-considered answers that were on the verge of being boring but I'll tell you, private he was funny and insightful and if you hung around his locker before a game, it was pretty entertaining.
He sat next to Hump and Jamario and the three of 'em couldn't have been more different, which made the conversation more lively.
And, although we never got to see it 'cause it wasn't his style, we're told he did a Sam Mitchell imitation that was dead on. Not sure how many times M. Grange (TM) tried to get him to do it, but he wouldn't.
Regular readers here will know what I think of the guy when I say he was like Dell Curry in the way he handled himself as a pro and a guy.
Okay, I see a handful of comments to post and then I'm pretty sure there's a patio in my immediate future if I can find one.