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Thursday And-1 Links: Dion Waiters party angers neighbors

Aug 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

Dion Waiters AP

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Dion Waters was part of the attraction at an evening pool party outside Philadelphia that was supposed to have 100 people and be dry (not the pool part), but ended up with more like 700 people, loud music, a lot of drinking and more. You can imagine how well this went over with the neighbors.

Nicole Richie wanted to learn more about basketball. Who would you ask to learn about the game? Timberwolves forward Lazar Hayward of course? What, you had a better option?

Corey Maggette continues to study up on landing a front office role when he is done playing.

Dorell Wright sees himself as a point forward who thinks he could end up playing every position but the five for the Trail Blazers this season.

• From that same story, his 5-year-old son’s name is Devin Quentin Dwyane Wright. The to-be father got to choose the middle names and wanted to honor Quentin Richardson and Dwyane Wade.

• Jason Quick of the Oregonian is leaving the Trail Blazers beat, and that is a loss for all of us who follow the game. He was one of the best beat writers out there. Quick talked with Blazers Edge about why he wanted out.

• Interesting interview where BBallBreakdown’s Coach Nick talks to advanced analytics guy Ben Alamar about the impact of the new breed of stats on the game.

Leandro Barbosa is back doing on-court workouts following his ACL surgery. He’s still looking for an NBA contract.

• I love how the Ed O’Bannon case has the NCAA clearly scared. Now the NCAA is asking for a 15-month delay in the trial.

• Heidi Ueberroth, President of NBA International, is stepping down at the end of the year. Don’t expect that to change the league’s drive to grow internationally, David Stern is making that his focus when he steps down as commissioner in February. Ueberroth is staying on in a consulting role.

• Finally, Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg hosted a charity flag football game in Los Angeles last weekend. Here are some highlights.

  1. jhuck92 - Aug 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    What rhymes with Waiters? Haters, who didn’t get an invite.

    But seriously, I think this is just a case of white people not wanting black people in the ‘burbs.

    • ryanrockzzz - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      Nah, they probably don’t want people blaring annoying music and drinking 40’s all night long with a blantant disrespect for any of the rules set in place.

      Kinda like everything I did for four years in college.

  2. tigers182 - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    But seriously, I think this is just a case of white people not wanting black people in the ‘burbs.
    Based on what? The two sentence info we got in this article? Thanks for the input….

    • jhuck92 - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Based on the article linked in the bullet point. Residents, a vast majority of them white, said they didn’t want “out-of-towners” in their neighborhood. Didn’t you do the homework?

    • skinsfanwill - Aug 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Also based on, EVERY white suburban neighborhood in America. This is common knowledge.

  3. jacobknicks - Aug 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    That Jason Quick interview was a painful read. He’s a little too sensitive with sky high expectations for NBA players

  4. katra2logic - Aug 23, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    ‘700 “out-of-towners” at the Menlo pool Aug. 11 that involved alcohol and suspected illegal drug use.’

    I don’t (necessarily) think the problem is that the 700 were from out of town. The problem was the drinking and illegal drug use. That is just bad form…

  5. thenew013 - Aug 23, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    The article i read said neighborhood folks feared for their life and thought the partygoers were gonna come back to steal stuff. LMAO.

  6. 700levelvet - Aug 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    As long as the 699 or so jock sniffers had a good time, all that matters….

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