Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By Henry Abbott
- Keyon Dooling is speaking up about the fact that he was molested in his youth. A very powerful story and must-watch. As many as one in six men are rape victims in their youth, according to experts. Katie Couric asked Dooling if other NBA players had confided in him about abuse, and he said growing up in the 1980s in the inner city, there was "so much hurt there, so much hurt ... Lots of abuses that went on." He counsels victims to speak out, saying "you don't have to stand for injustices anymore."
- Today's news features all kinds of people saying Phil Jackson didn't ask for all that much. Kind of wish every now and again one of those "he said she said" NBA source things would result in Congressional inquiry, just 'cause it'd be good for there to be some repercussions to all the lying that goes on behind the scenes.
- James Harden and free throw traditions. I would not rule out the idea that he did this for comedy's sake, which I add only because most of the comments I have seen assume he was possessed by an automaton or hallucinating, neither of which strikes me as the most likely thing.
- Testing the claim that foreigners flop more. A soccer-based study, but interesting.
- It's Phil Jackson's chair. Mike Brown was just sitting in it, with Mike D'Antoni looking on. That's a link to a funny cartoon, but it comes with one little thought: If you were the Lakers and wanted to have Jackson back one day down the line, the way they handled this negotiation could function as some mean hardball. Maybe, just maybe, he fights hard for the job and works cheap next time it opens up. Doubt it, but I could see Lakers brass wanting him back if and when he isn't feeling big for his britches.
- HoopChalk shows us how the Knicks are scoring all those points.
- DeMar DeRozan is on 60 minutes. Kind of.
- Quote from the host in this Kyrie Irving video: "That stanky enough?" It's PG-13, but I swear only for language.
- John Hollinger (Insider) on Jrue Holiday: "While The Jruth was outplayed by Brandon Jennings on Monday night, it's been a breath of fresh air to see the Sixers take the handcuffs off Holiday and run a real NBA offense. With Holiday now permitted to penetrate and attack and the Sixers spacing the floor with shooters, he's averaging 19 points and 9 assists, and has more than doubled his free throw attempts -- no longer is he 'long 2 Jrue.' One thing he still has to work on, alas, is his league-leading turnover total -- a whopping six per game."
- How the Bucks beat the 76ers. Jennings is excited about it.
- The second 3-pointer of Al Jefferson's career earns overtime.
- Andre Drummond says living in Detroit is like living in Connecticut. His coach says he has a lot to learn.
- LeBron James, amazing in new ways.
- Beckley Mason would like it to be noted that he is a big fan of Chandler Parsons, and he'd like you to read this Gothic Ginobili post about the young Rocket.