Thursday, August 3, 2006
- Incredible Larry Bird highlight reel--although I have to question the choice of Eminem as accompaniment. I don't know what kind of music Larry Bird listens to, but I'm certain it's not Enimem.
- Bonzi Wells' agent still thinks he can get Wells the kind of big contract he has been wanting all along. One of the teams he is talking to is Denver, which would have make a trade to take on that kind of contract. Geoff Petrie doesn't have a track record of taking on crappy contracts so Denver would have to offer up something good. Possibly something not currently on the Nugget roster .
- There's a bill on Governor Mitt Romney's desk that would make basketball the official sport of Masschusetts.
- The story of Dale Davis's arrest is pretty dramatic, at least as the police tell it. Detroit Bad Boys says it sounds like his last trip to the Sprint store.
- Chris Broussard has been talking to basketball experts, wondering if it's arguable that Euroleague is almost as good as the NBA. They all say no, because of the athleticism gap: "Some NBA scouts I talked to told me that in a typical European league game, there are about four outstanding athletes, whereas in a typical NBA game there are about eight. That speeds up the game and makes it tougher to get off shots and make decisions. The Euro reps told me they try to close the gap in athleticism by working overtime on their skills, but I got the sense they believed that if Americans focused more on skills, our combination of skill and athleticism would be overwhelming."
- No idea what's next in the Al Harrington sweepstakes.
- The bullet-stopping Yao Ming PSA. Via Deadspin.
- Mike Krzyzewski tries on his "player's coach" hat.
- Bruce Bowen, smartie pants, read Coach K's book.
- The Middle Foam Finger: "...like MTV, ESPN has managed to make the transition from "plucky underdog doing something new" to "cross-media cultural cul-de-sac that would fellate itself if it could."
- How is is that no one, even Vince Carter, seems to noticing that he could be a free agent next summer? Paul Pierce had a similar deal, and Celtics locked him up. The Nets and Carter's camp haven't even talked yet.