SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's Jerome James had plenty to say after his 7-for-7
shooting effort in Game 3, stripping away San Antonio's veneer by suggesting
the Spurs aren't worthy of respect.
When it was time on Friday to explain what he meant, the chatty center
wanted some help before putting his tongue in gear.
``Lord Jesus, please work my mouth for me,'' James said before talking to
During pregame interviews, James used salty language to express his feelings
about the Spurs. He also promised to get tough: ``Someone's going to hit the
floor tonight,'' he said.
``We have no respect for them now -- none,'' he said.
It didn't take long for the Spurs to hear what James said.
``It's amusing from him,'' Bruce Bowen said. ``Sometimes you get caught up
in the atmosphere of playoffs and you start mouthing off. It shows that some
guys are satisfied with a temporary victory and want to speak as if it's
been going on the whole series.''