Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By Henry Abbott
- If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it.
- Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on news of Pat Summitt's dementia diagnosis: "Everyone says and writes that she doesn’t want anyone’s pity. I’m sure she won’t get it from her bitter rivals in the Southeastern Conference or around the country. Not because they’ll revel in the opportunity to kick her while she’s down or settle a score after years of UT dominance. No, everyone will give Pat Summitt’s team their best shot because that’s how you pay respect to someone who truly cherishes competition."
- Food for thought: Portland scores incredibly well when they play LaMarcus Aldridge at center, and in fairly short minutes, their defense didn't suffer all that much.
- Jonny Flynn is tweeting about the difference between men and boys. Related: Adolescent males are making bad decisions younger, which science indicates may be a sign of progress.
- Celtics fans want Jeff Green back.
- Do the Timberwolves really intend to hire a coach before the CBA situation is resolved? Or is there a waiting element built into this game?
- People act like it's weird for Luke Walton, at 31, to be planning what he'll be doing for work when he's 40. Holy mother of treating players like little kids! The rest of us have to start planning and working towards building a long-term career from age 18 or so. 31 is a fine time to think a decade or more ahead. And don't try to sell me some story about their income! Plenty of athletes end up broke, and the antidote to that is some kind of plan like this, which ought not be treated as odd. It's smart.
- After two months of playing video games, John Wall is healthy and ready to make up for lost time in the NBA.
- What Frank Vogel did differently.