October, 27, 2010
By Henry Abbott
- That bar in Miami that promised free drinks if the Heat lose is out a few thousand dollars.
- Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes insinuates that David Stern has made the economic situation sound worse than it really is: "For the NBA to collectively lose money teams must spend more than $1.75 billion (or $59 million per team) on non-player costs. Really? Are trainers rubbing liquid gold on players?"
- In case you missed it, the Lakers' ring ceremony was fantastic and touching.
- Kevin Martin had 19 points in the first half, and the Rockets were up. Then Martin got his fourth foul. And Rick Adelman sat him for an age, and the Lakers roared back. And, predictably, Martin finished the game with four fouls and the Rockets lost by two. Dear coaches everywhere: Play the man. (Here's a little song for your iPod at halftime. Just mentally add an "l" to pay.)
- Last night's Blazers vs. Suns game, in funky insta-cartoon. Fantastic.
- Did Dwyane Wade travel? A video breakdown of a tough-to-call rule.
- Cavs owner Dan Gilbert in a long interview with the Plain Dealer: "This year we're projecting our highest revenue that we've ever had, so nothing that's occurred has affected our finances going forward." If that team, at this time, with that roster, in that city, is rock solid financially, I'm unclear how the NBA could be in dire financial straits.
- Sometimes I crave nachos, or beer. Other times I crave one game PER. Which is not commonly available, for various good reasons. But today it's the only kind of PER there is! Go get 'em, Shannon Brown (Insider).
- You notice that Michael Beasley was tweeting about the Heat's missing ingredient?
- Glen Davis, clutch scorer. Now that's the way to shake the "Big Baby" nickname.