When you make a career playing in the trenches of the NBA, you see a lot of stuff. John Stockton and Karl Malone used to get a lot of attention as guys who, well, might take some extra liberties when the refs aren't looking. It seems Jerry Sloan has done a good job teaching that sneaky craft to the next generation of Jazz. Well, at least Mavericks center Erick Dampier thinks so.
"They're a good team. We know exactly what those guys are going to do, we know who the ball is going to run through. We know who is going to take the majority of shots," Dampier said. "Their system, they've been doing that the last 16 to 20 years. They're a physical team. Some of their guys are a little dirty, but that's all in the game of basketball."
A little dirty, Damp? What do you mean by a little dirty?
"I wouldn't really say they're dirty. They just know how to play the game. I guess whatever the refs can't see, they can get away with, that's a good thing for them."
-- Jeff Caplan