By Henry Abbott
Thunder GM Sam Presti must cringe, just a little, at seeing Kevin Durant say this in the Oklahoman: “I always was a big Antoine Walker fan."
Sam Bowie has applied to become the first black member of one of Lexington's exclusive golf clubs. He's talking like a guy who loves golf, more than a civil rights leader, though.
Mayor Kevin Johnson appoints a "Dream Team" of bigwigs to figure out a Sacramento stadium in a bad economy. Good luck! (I really mean that.)
To their banquet of efficient scrappers, the Rockets will soon be adding a gunner. Tracy McGrady is almost back, telling the Houston Chronicle: "After putting in all the work this summer, I'm so eager to get back out there. I'm hungry. I'm so ready to play, man, it's not even funny. It's tearing me apart to sit here and watch my guys go out and playing and I can't do anything but watch.” I still remember learning from Chris Ballard's book "The Art of a Beautiful Game" that McGrady ranked last on the Rockets in the percentage of his shots that were "high-quality" as in, from the paint, the free throw line, or 3-point land.
Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell: "I’m concerned about Tim Duncan. He played 41 minutes last night in a toughly fought battle with Dallas. Tonight he must run through the gauntlet that is the Utah Jazz. And that knee brace, it’s big."
The Bucks are off to a great start, but Andrew Bogut injuries are never good.
It's possible Earl Boykins can bench-press more than any other Wizard, even though he's tiny.
The Sacramento Kings have two of the NBA's top three rebounders right now. Measured by what percentage of available rebounds they have nabbed while on the court, Jon Brockman is tops, and Kenny Thomas is third.