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Monta Ellis is still at least a full month away from his return to the court for the Warriors, but he recently called RealGM with an interesting proposition.
He's ready to finally tell the story of exactly what happened on that fateful summer afternoon when he crashed a moped, effectively ruining the 2008-09 season for Golden State.
Holding back tears, Ellis slowly, but confidently recounted the events that took place when he set his season back several months.
"I feel like Jose Canseco," he began, "but it's time everyone knows the truth. I wasn't the only player, let alone member of the Warriors, that used poor judgment that afternoon. It just so happened that I was the only one that injured myself."
He then painted a rather vivid picture of exactly what took place.
"I woke up around noon and called Baron and Elton," Ellis said. "Yes, that Baron [Davis] and Elton [Brand]. You see, the plan was for Baron to re-sign and Elton to join the two of us in Golden State. We were going to be the West Coast version of Boston's 'Big Three'...only better."
However, when the injury occurred, Baron and Elton apparently reconsidered their surprise plans.
"I knew the injury was going to effect my season, but I never imagined that Davis and Brand would completely abandon the plans," Ellis admitted. "But after the incident ... I guess they got scared. They probably knew I'd get suspended or fined when the news broke that I had hurt myself riding a moped, and didn't want to get penalized themselves."
"Karma is already working it's magic," Ellis smiled. "Baron has dinged up his finger and hip, and there's no way Elton is getting out of the Eastern Conference with the Celtics and Pistons around."