Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sweep the leg

Kobe Bryant is playing with a torn ligament in his pinkie finger on his shooting hand. Is that a weakness the Mavs should try to exploit or go after it tonight?

“That’s my era,” Avery Johnson said. “It’s a different era now.”

So how did it work in your era?

“If you got a report that Stockton had a sore forearm, we tried to knock the heck out of that forearm,” Johnson said. “That was my era. I don’t know if guys even talk about that now.”

I can’t help but think of the “Sweep the leg” scene in the Karate Kid. Anyway, players today are made aware of the opposing team’s medical report.

“Our guys are fully aware of the injury situation of our opponents,” Johnson said.

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