Tuesday, February 14, 2006
- Last summer's Rafer Alston for Mike James is starting to look like a trade of two good players. Alston is starting to get some love, and have you been watching Mike James?
- I love games that are ended with makes instead of misses. The Grizzlies won one like that last night.
- David West hits his third game-winner of the season. Probably time to start staying home on him in crunch time.
- "We should be collectively embarrassed," says Bernie Bickerstaff of losing to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Without saying one way or another what happened with the allegedly threatened fans, the NBA found some other stuff to fine Kenyon Martin for.
- The Bucks can't take off, again. Their charter flights keep having mechanical problems.
- Sports wives are the problem.
- Ira Newble just had the season's weirdest injury: 8 days in a clinic with a swollen face. As Brian Windhorst tells it: ``It was freak-of-nature type stuff. I was thinking I was going to be at the hospital a half day,'' Newble said. ``When the whole side of my faced swelled and I was in a lot of pain, I figured this was more serious than I thought.''
- The Knicks have got to stop giving Frank Isola so much fodder.
- Will Perdue on Avery Johnson.
- Two of the three dirtiest players in the league play for Seattle.
- Travis Outlaw for Melvin Ely? This could be Jermaine O'Neal/Dale Davis II.
- Half a season after being thrilled to get his first NBA press pass, Brian from Sonics Central catches himself being a little annoyed at having to go a team's practice. I'm telling you: to get closer to the NBA is not necessarily to love the NBA more.
- Scoop Jackson on the Sebastian Telfair documentary Through the Fire: "The deeper the movie gets, the deeper it exposes the twisted, yet so understandable (if you live it), screwed-up priorities of broke black folks. Bentleys over buildings. Minks over moving out of the projects." People say Scoop is too easy on all of his friends, but not today...
- Dick Cheney violating every major principle of gun safety simultaneously, sticking his buddy in intensive care, and then mounting a PR operation to blame him for getting himself shot, well, it's not really basketball news, but I still think you should read this.