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Lots of Tyson Chandler news for all the TysonHeads out there. It’s been a big year for you guys, between the FIBA World Championship, the NBA title and his impending free agency that will make him a lot of money whenever free agency actually takes place. Outside of 2001, this has probably been the best year to be a TysonHead. Might even be better than 2K1, but I’ll leave it up to the true ChanChanMans to debate that minutia.

Anyway, on to the news. The first part, which is pretty interesting, is that your man Tyson just dissed the owners big-time. From an ESPN Radio interview, as transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews:

“It’s unfair to the players, it’s unfair to the fans because it’s only going to lead to a longer lockout. A negotiation is a negotiation, and that’s the way it should be, but this is more dictators than anything, and I don’t feel this is going as a negotiation.”

Who does Tyson Chandler think he is calling people dictators? Stan Van Gundy?

Between this and Bryant Gumbel dropping “plantation overseer” on David Stern, it’s been a rough few days for the NBA side of the negotiations with regards to name-calling. They are definitely losing that battle right now. Not that we should feel sorry for them since they’re kind of being jerks about everything, but they’ve had a few zings in their faces lately. I’m sure that’ll keep them up at nights while they’re trying to sleep on their mattresses stuffed with hundred dollar bills.

Enough doom and gloom. On to the happy times stuff all you Chanatics love. Your man Tyson just carved a Dallas Mavericks pumpkin.

So I guess this means he’s re-upping with the Mavs when the time comes. Glad that’s settled.