Golden State of Mind is not sitting out the playoffs.
82games.com has some playoff stats going. People not having great playoffs include Mike Bibby, Gary Payton, Danny Granger, Brendan Haywood, Corey Maggette, and Francisco Elson. Some of the stars, according to the plus/minus measure, are Tim Duncan, Shandon Anderson, Jason Terry, Rasheed Wallace, Antonio Daniels, and Eduardo Najera.
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Among NBA owners, Mark Cuban says he has the most fun, by far. In a Star Tribune interview, he says the Maloofs are second. "Joe and Gavin are in the running only because they own the hottest casino in Vegas and hang out with starlets who drink cosmopolitans by the bucket."
The sister of the man Jayson Williams shot is not satisfied. Tim Dalhberg reports on CBS Sportsline: "She believes Williams humiliated and taunted her brother at a restaurant where the players were drinking and then at the mansion before he was shot. She doesn't buy into the idea that the shooting was a tragic accident."
You can make a case that Kevin Martin should start for Sacramento over Ron Artest--the team looked better like that, and they have a lot of guys who score in the post but not too many outside shooters in the starting lineup. But Rick Adelman says he's not considering it.
Dick Motta, gruff coach, morphs into Dick Motta, charming innkeeper. Wow.
Autisitic teen hoops legend Jason McElwain meets Magic Johnson, will be famous as hell soon.
Josh McRoberts says he won't leave Duke, which is too bad for teams in this year's lottery. It's a gamble. Chad Ford says he likely would have been a mid to late lottery pick. Next year he'll be behind Joakim Noah and Greg Oden for starters. But in between, he gets to be the man at perhaps the most respected program in the NCAA, and that's nothing to sneeze at.
Gerald Green video. The music is wrong. He's not a U2 guy. But still, who doesn't love that?
If you want Heat insight, you have to keep reading Ira Winderman.
A case for LeBron James as the MVP.
Time to stop griping about what's wrong with basketball, and start fixing it. One man's plan.
Reuniting Ruben Patterson and Zach Randolph in Denver?
This could turn out to be a serious question. Sekou Smith wants to know: "Um, can I see LeBron James’ birth certificate please?"
Golden State of Mind is not sitting out the playoffs. Says here Yao Ming likely will play in the World Championships. Rick Reilly on nets.