Tuesday, October 18, 2005
- Have we already seen the best of Kevin Garnett? Sam Smith: "The 'kid' has played almost 30,000 minutes in the NBA, which is the twilight for most great players."
- LeBron James learns some new vocabulary at the hospital: "I know what a plural is," James joked. "But I've never heard of pleurisy."
- Toronto Coach Sam Mitchell is tinkering with the lineup.
- A lot of NBA players would be naked without these things, which are all now banned in most situations: sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, work boots, sleeveless shirts, shorts, replica jerseys, T-shirts, headgear of any kind, chains, pendants, medallions out of the clothes, sunglasses indoors, headphones (except in the bus, plane, or locker room).
- Later today the Blazers will be featured on "Real Training Camp" with a hard-hitting, behind-the-scenes look at the team's FanFest a few weeks ago. Check your local listings. If anyone feels like writing up the more entertaining moments--there's bound to be something--I'll post it here.
- The Warriors hope Andres Biedrins will start acting tough, like his car.
- Police in Colorado are investigating an alleged sexual assault by an NBA player. Sound familiar? This time it's Denver rookie Julius Hodge, who was the 20th overall pick. His lawyer doesn't just deny the assault, but also the sex.
- Steve Nash spent part of a timeout checking on a boy who had been hit on a face with an errant pass. He deserves praise for that, but it's miserable that such a thing is rare enough to make news.
- John Canzano (scroll down a bit) says the scuttlebutt among NBA players is that LeBron James and Larry Brown, who failed to unite in Cleveland, will unite somehow in New York. "Just watch," they told him.
- YAYsports! really hit one out of the park by finding this gem of a fan's a capella tribute to the Milwaukee Bucks to the tune of the Love Boat theme. Please, every fan, consider one of these for your team.