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04-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Bobcats waive Rush

April 1, 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats waived guard Kareem Rush on Saturday.

Rush, who began the season as the team's starting shooting guard, eventually lost his starting position and fell out of favor with coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff. Rush did not play Friday night in a loss to Chicago, the second time in the past six games he did not play despite being healthy.

"The Bobcats are about two things -- hard work and maximum effort," Bickerstaff said. "With that in mind, we think that it's best to go in another direction with Kareem."

The 6-foot-6 Rush, acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in December 2004, averaged 11.5 points with Charlotte last season. He was averaging 10.1 points this season, and had a 35-point game against Indiana on Nov. 16.

04-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Kareem always had a reputation as being something of an underachieving prima-donna when he played for Mizzou, and he always looked a bit lazy and petulant while serving as Kobe's understudy in LA, so this humiliation doesn't necessarily surprise me.

Maybe the young man will learn to work a little harder in his next NBA stint...

04-01-2006, 08:49 PM
huh. welp, I never like him anyway

04-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Dang, add insult to injury. Out of a job and with a comment like that, he'll have a hard time finding a new one.

04-02-2006, 08:32 AM
Missouri Tigers always make productive NBA stars. Or not. doug smith

04-02-2006, 11:24 AM
Well...I guess the 'Cats are out of the playoffs...