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Danny Granger and Leandro Barbosa are not buddies

Mar 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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This is a nice little meaningless story.

So the last time the Raptors and Pacers met up, the Pacers took a last second desperation heave in a blowout they were up in. In particular, Darren Collison took a three-pointer that may or may not have been at the end of the 24-second clock. The Raptors naturally didn’t like this much, because that’s what basketball players do when you run the score up on them.

Then Friday night, with the Raptors running away from the reeling Pacers, Leandro Barbosa went for a layup with the clock running out. Outside the NBA put both incidents together. It’s like a mini-movie. I like to pretend Tyler Hansbrough is Burt Reynolds.

The Score spoke to Danny Granger post-game, and the words were not the kind you share with your mother.

“If I was on him, I would have took his head off and I would have been suspended for a game for a flagrant foul. Stuff like that will set in the back of your head the next time we play Toronto. We don’t play them again but I was on him, I would have taken his neck off.”

via Raptors/Pacers: Buzzer Beef | Blog Archive | RaptorBlog | Blogs |

You know, Danny Granger being known as the kind of brutal, Bad-Boys-esque enforcer that he is.

Barbosa denied doing anything wrong, falling back on the classic “people know what kind of player I am” reasoning. In the end, players should dribble the clock out, not out of respect, not out of propriety, but you know why? Because then no one gets their underwear in a bunch and we don’t have players with no history of physical defense talking about taking the heads off of speedy aging Brazilian veterans.


  1. hungrybear22 - Mar 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Danny Granger was tutored by Ron Artest on defense in his early years, so I don’t know where you’re pulling the insults calling him soft or whatever from.

    • nawch - Dec 28, 2011 at 1:42 AM

      LOOOOOOOOOOL. So if Granger was a good student, he should have learned how to punch random fans in the face – and when he does, you can expect him to change his name to Not Betta Denna Piece, of sh i t, that is.

  2. borderline1988 - Mar 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    I cant stand Danny Granger.
    A volume shooter who sometimes scores a bunch of points, but mostly shoots a pedestrian percentage and cant lead his team for the life of himself to more than 40 wins. He was a one-time all star, and now thinks he’s a big shot. Fact is, he’s a total ball hog who I wouldn’t want on my team if I started 5 D-leaguers.

  3. thestudiokida - Mar 13, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    It’s clear that Danny Granger isn’t the shining star of the NBA. And by that I mean he’s dumb.

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