Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pat Burke the unknown

Living in Ireland myself I supposse I should show a sign of appreciation for one of our own. In a country that has been tradionally dominated by mainstream sports such as Soccer,Rugby, Gaelic, Hurling and then Basketball it's pleasing to find one Pat Burke try to find his way on to the Warriors main roster. It may be in doubts as we have to cut two players by October 29th which more then likely will be himself and Tierre Brown but even so these two youtube clips no doubt show a comedic side to the man. Sadly there's no doubt his NBA life will be remembered for these then his playing ability but anyway

Oh and just for good messure why not throw his finest career achievement to date. The fact this is against the Queens makes it even more sweeter

But seriously despite his undistiguished preseason play he might make a decent replacement from Sauranas Jasikevicius as our head cheerleader. No doubt he won't make the team because of our blind faith in Kosta Perovic and Patrick O bryant as our Center. The sad fact is he doesn't quite have the Offensive skills (apart from being a good shooter) to make it in a high tempo offense Phoenix being the obvious example. Oh well

Update: It seems my worst wishes have come true even though I know how bad he was. Pat Burke and Tierre Brown both Training Camp invitees have been cut. From Janny Hu

"As expected, the Warriors made their final cuts by waiving camp invitees Pat Burke and Tierre Brown today. Coach Don Nelson took a long look at Burke, whom he was hoping would be able to backup Andris Biedrins at center, but the 6-11 Irishman "just wasn't good enough" in the end. That means second-round pick Stephane Lasme is safe and Patrick O'Bryant remains the backup center. If O'Bryant isn't ready, then expect to see some of Al Harrington and Austin Croshere in middle relief. Nelson will also take a look at Lasme at the 5, though even Nelson admits that might be a stretch for a 6-8 player who was on the roster bubble"

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