Greg Jayne (Columbian Staff)

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The Kind Of Guy You Want On Your Team

Thanks for the comment, but I disagree. I'm guessing that Brandon Roy never used "disgrace" and apologized to fans while describing a performance (but I'm not going to go through all his postgame quotes).

The overriding question about Durant is how well he does or will embrace what Bill Simmons calls The Secret. What kind of a team player will he be? Will he make his teammates better?

We know he has extraordinary talent; that is without question. He's going to win multiple scoring titles, unless LeBron decides to lead the league every year. He's going to put up huge numbers and be one of the biggest stars in the league.

But the question is whether he'll be somebody who can be the best player on a championship team, or whether he'll be a combination of George Gervin and Tracy McGrady. That is what we don't know, and it's going to be fascinating to watch. (As an aside, is Roy good enough to be the best player on a championship team? I don't know the answer, and I think it's a great question.)

In a column this week, Simmons shared an anecdote about the Thunder and wrote: "I'd love to see them in a Chemistry Contest. If one Zombie got married, I think he'd have the other 11 guys as ushers." That is important, and as their best player, Durant is a big part of that.

March 25, 2010 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Best Place For Olympic News

I think they just read the comments.

February 24, 2010 at 8:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poster in Kelso gym sends wrong message to all

Thanks to all who have taken the time to read the column and add comments. The response has been overwhelming, and I appreciate those who have actually added to the discussion and avoided name-calling.

For the record, I would like to point out one thing: At no time in the column were the people of Kelso referred to as rednecks or racists or trailer trash. There was one outlandish comment posted Sunday night, and then a column in the Longview Daily News picked up on those phrases and repeated them.

Rick Alvord of The Daily News wrote: "Kelso citizens can log on to www.columbian.com right now and read about what a rude, redneck, racist community they live in. And when you're done digesting that, enjoy the part about how the crooked sports officials here cheat for the home team when opponents in all sports visit this 'trailer-trash' town."

At that point, one commenter had made such accusations. A search of the comments reveals that EVERY subsequent use of those terms has been from people apparently from Kelso who are defending themselves. And I don't blame them for defending themselves.

But please keep in mind that only one person seemingly from Clark County has made such accusations.

β€” GREG JAYNE

February 10, 2010 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More On The Masoli Case

"With all due respect, Canzano's column was a bit more balanced than your blog entry . . ."

I agree. That's why I linked to it. I can admit when I'm wrong.

February 2, 2010 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

gjayne

"With all due respect, Canzano's column was a bit more balanced than your blog entry . . ."

Absolutely. That's why I linked to it. I can admit when I'm wrong.

February 1, 2010 at 12:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Historically, five-year deals to pitchers are risky

Thanks for the comment. I added a post about this on my blog: http://www.columbian.com/weblogs/greg...

January 26, 2010 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )