Saturday , Mar , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Samuel Dalembert: Playing Is No Fun

He said that he didn’t have a problem with his teammates, didn’t have a problem with coach Maurice Cheeks, but that, "because I’m a joker," people don’t always take him seriously. He mentioned a "respect level" with the organization, but again didn’t get specific.

So, is there a problem with the organization?

"Not very much," he said. "A little bit. Nothing really big. Just confusing sometimes."

If you can’t have fun winning three straight games, five of six, 11 of 14, eight straight at home, you’re not really trying. If you can’t have fun catching pinpoint lobs from Andre Miller and throwing down hellacious dunks, your mind must be elsewhere. []