Posted by Brian Windhorst
Rick Alonzo of the Pioneer Press tells us that both Antoine Walker and Sebastian Telfair are keeping a low profile in Minny after being involved in robberies recently. Telfair told Rick that he tones down the bling when he goes out on the town now after having a 50K chain stolen last season. Then again, this time a year, fur is much more in demand in the Twin Cities.
Follow the bouncing ball here. Last month, Allen Iverson tells the Rocky Mountain News he'd like a brand new six-year contract with the Nuggets starting next summer. Now, the Bergen Record reports the Nuggets floated Iverson's name to the Nets for Jason Kidd. Iverson's not getting any younger, you know.
Lamar Odom got suspended for an elbow thrown at Ray Allen last week and the Celtics say it's about time, teams have been trying to rough them up for awhile.
Isiah Thomas came close to violating the all news is good news MSG media policy with his comments about Eddy Curry yesterday.
Janny Hu of the San Francisco Chronicle has been talking to coaches who think Baron Davis should be headed to the All-Star Game. As for Stephen Jackson, that's a little more complicated.
Keep the party going, Portland. Nate McMillan is Coach of the Month. But Chris Paul beat out Brandon Roy as Player of the Month, which is sure to shock Jason Quick of the Oregonian, who thought Roy was a lock.
Kobe Bryant said he felt violated by...wait for it...having to wear short shorts.
Smush Parker is still not back in Miami, this soap opera is getting low ratings.
What does #23 do for #23? He goes to Vegas. LeBron James slipped out of Cleveland for the New Year, celebrating his 23rd birthday with buddy Jay-Z and Beyonce' at Jay-Z's new restaurant on the Strip.