Feb 10, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma (34) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Pelicans 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

An Ode to Greg Stiemsma

As regular readers of this blog and listeners to the podcast well know, I have been pushing for the Miami Heat to sign center Greg Stiemsma all summer long.

Well, loyal readers, ESPN’s Marc Stein delivered very troubling, soul crushing news Thursday.

And so I wrote poem dedicated to Greg Stiemsma, who will not play for the Heat this season. My dreams of having Stiemsma coming off the bench and one day developing into a Tiago Splitter-type role with the Heat are dead. My heart aches and my mind grows weary of wondering “what if.”

Now, “An Ode to Greg Stiemsma”

A Celtic then Wolf, then Pelican, now Raptor
Never appreciated this cheese
Head of a center
Defensive impact he is sure to render
But offense, he can hardly muster
And yet it is not fair to pay this man
Just one million dollars
The Heat, you missed out
Greg Stiemsma, you lamb, a wish stamped out.

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