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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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I really feel like I should be writing about the big news stories of the day, Josh Howard's lapse of judgment, and Gilbert Arenas's knee surgery.

But holy cow, haven't I written those exact stories three or four times each already? Has anything much changed?

We know the Wizards will be fine, because they have done this before. And as John Hollinger points out, after the departure of Roger Mason, Jr., DeShawn Stevenson can play some point guard when Dee Brown and Antonio Daniels are tired.

And we know Josh Howard speaks his own version of the truth (which is admirable) even if the timing and general lack of coherence undermine his cause (which is not). By being a celebrity, and addressing incendiary issues of civil rights around a microphone, fair or not he risks presenting himself as an actual civil rights leader. Like the 2008 Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King Jr. He's a really nice guy, and his heart is in the right place, but he must not let himself get confused with a civil rights leader. He just made a mistake here. Nothing too exciting about it, from where I'm sitting.

Ok, ok, it turns out I did have a little bit to say on those topics.

But really, I think the most important thing for you to read is this nice story about Antawn Jamison building a playground in Louisiana.