No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:warriorsstepup wrote:No Longer StuckInSoCal wrote:Oh c'mon dude! Monta crashed a vehicle he is by contract not even allowed to be riding, in the off-season, and then he LIED about it... and you're comparing his injury to those of his teammates who sustained injury while playing the game of basketball? I mean... really?
And Monta's interviews have been horrible of late. He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut instead of telling reporters that he's not going to take any extra on his back. He's paid to be the leader of this team. He took the team on his back tonight and if he'd just STFU in the locker room no one could say a thing about the dude.
He's a great talent who has his own challenges being too small to play the traditional off-guard spot. Instead of mouthing off in pre-season about not being able to play with Steph and then mouthing off during the season about not taking on any extra he should just play his damn game."I'm the leader. It starts with me. Everything starts with me," Ellis told the Boston Globe. "Making sure everybody gets involved in the game. Making sure everybody knows the plays. Making sure everybody starts the game off right. Yeah, that's me. I've got to get that back into my head that I am the piece of the puzzle. I am the head leader. It all starts with me, so I've got to get everybody going, get this franchise back to who I know we can (be)."
Tell me how that was a bad interview or quote from Monta, this after game against the Celtics, so its recent, just seem to me your perspective has been set on Monta and is blurry with negativity.
An unintentional injury is just that, unintentional, at the end of the day its an injury. They should have just boxed Monta up in bubble wrap so he stays injury free, not get in a car or fly cause who knows what could happen. He lied to try and cover himself and it failed, because it was more serious than he thought, am sure you perfect that you have never lied to a teacher or employer to cover yourself, right
At the end of the day this is basketball, with his skill set Monta will continue playing people, and more and more will jumo right back on the band-wagon.
That's not a bad interview. This is a bad interview.
Monta Ellis Doesn’t Sound Happy
By Marcus Thompson
Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm in Uncategorized.
Here is Ellis’ take on the Stephen Jackson trade situation. Interesting to say the least.
What did you think when you found out?
“(laughs) It was amazing to me. I couldn’t believe it at first. It is what it is, man. I’m gonna miss him. We gonna miss him. I went to see him before he left. It seemed like he was happy. As long as he’s happy, I’m happy.”
How tough will it be to lose one of your best players?
“It was tough when we had him. (laughs) Losing him, it’s going to be tough. But we’ve got to find a way to get through it, man. I wish him the best. Now, it’s on us. That’s what they wanted, so they got it.”
Will you have to do more to make up for the loss?
“I’m not (going to) put no more on my back. Somebody else gonna have to step up. I’m not gonna do more, somebody else gonna have to step up and take on the role that Jack had and be that player. But I’m not putting no more extra on my back.”
Do you feel a need to be more vocal?
“Nope. Uh, uh. Not at all”
What do you guys lose with Jack gone?
“No. 1, besides his scoring and the ability to make the extra pass. What we’ve been emphasizing the whole time is defense. That’s one of our best defenders on the team. And we’re trying to get better as a defensive team. And now, who we got now that’s going to play defense? We got me. And who else?”
Raja Bell is a good defender
“I don’t know too much about dude. I mean (pause) it’s crazy, man.”
Jack was your best friend on the team. Will you bond with another teammate?
“I’m close to all my teammates. I’m still gonna do what we do. We’re going to hang out the way we’ve been hanging out. It ain’t going to be no different. We lost one of our close friends. That’s it. But, hey, life goes on. I’mma talk to him every day. He’s going to talk to me every day. Still going to be like he’s here. So I’m not tripping. Like I said, as long as he’s happy, I’m happy.”
So you’re happy. OK. Cool.
“I’m happy that he’s happy, yeah.”
But you’re not happy?
Yeah. I just said I’m happy that he’s happy. (Laughs)
What’s going to be the key going forward?
“Our young guys gotta pay more attention and learn the game more. They probably need to watch more film and sit back and really evaluate the game more, and better.”
Its called fustration, Beans is the only other player left with a long tenure with the team. No doubt him and Jax were probably close friends, and with the state of the team, and the uncertainty, that was Monta's state of mind at the time as well as his reaction. Could he have sugar coated it, yes, but I like his honesty in the situation. Things have settled, and as we see with his new quote he is ready to take on the responsiblity of leading the team. Holding a grudge on a player for being honest and saying things in the heat of a turning point in his career, when his "bigger brother" is no longer with him, then feel free to hold that grudge.
And what wrong with the last quote, if the younger guys need to watch more film so, be it, it will only help them in their game.