What's hot, not for the week

Updated: June 27, 2002, 10:44 AM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2 columnist

Trendiness is a harsh mistress. One week you're the hot pick to represent the West in the NBA Finals; the next you are building a summer house with your bricks. One week you are Figo, leader of the fashionable Portugal team picked to contend in the World Cup; the next, you are being chanted off the field with the inaccurate "Adios, amigos!" by ecstatic -- yet linguistically challenged -- U.S. fans. (Actually, in Portuguese, the properly pronounced trash talk is "Adeus, amigos.")

Meanwhile, ...

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