When Kobe Bryant switches from #8 to #24, do those 100,000+ #8 Jerseys out there become more valuable or less valuable? Early evidence suggests less valuable...
Matt from Blog-a-Bull has the nervous excitment: "Forget momentum for now, what any team in a 7 game series has to ask themselves is if they're truly better than their opponent. At the start of this series you'd have to look at these two teams and give the Heat the advantage, but they are not the team they are on paper. Mourning is back on the court but nowhere near ready. Jason Williams may be slowing down after a hot start (2 points today), and reminding everyone that he's been fighting injuries all season. Wade's played poorly enough where you almost have to question whether that leg injury in game 2 was more than a cramp. Haslem and Posey have each missed games due to suspension, and although Shaq's been healthy he's been in foul trouble."
Joakim Noah, loving school.
Theo Ratliff wanted to help a little girl in need, but the Blazers wouldn't have any of it.
Memphis is so desperate they're looking to Portland for playoff inspiration
Mike Wise on Gilbert Arenas' change of clothes, Eddie jordan's ability to garden, and this: "This is LeBron's show, you know," Arenas said through a babykins smile. "We're all just -- we're just all witnesses."
They should just keep giving Bonzi Wells one-year deals. Because when his contract is on the line. that kid can play.
Nate Robinson's lame blog got him an invite to dine with our lame president.
Adam Morrison and diabetes in the NBA.
Sacramento is odd in that practically everyone on their team likes to post up. It's a problem a lot of the time. But it's freaking great if you want to neutralize the league's best perimeter defender, Bruce Bowen. There's no one on the perimeter for him to guard. Bonzi Wells and Ron Artest just keep taking him to the post.
LeBron James on his game-winning shot from Friday: "I made an up-and-under move, like big men do all the time," James said. "They say I traveled, because guards and forwards don't make that move."
Sam Cassell weighs in on Reggie Evans grabbing Chris Kaman by the nuggets. As told to Jason Reid: "When I saw it on TV, it was like, 'Wow,' " 13-year veteran Sam Cassell said. "I asked the referees about it at halftime, and Jess Kersey, who has been in the league for  years, said he's never seen anything like it...You know what, Reggie is a good guy. I think he just lost it for a minute."
Trajan Langdon just won a Euroleague title for CSKA Moscow.
Bunch of playoff photos from the weekend.
The case for J.J. Redick. My favorite thing about him: his teammates love him.
Were the Lakers and Kobe just pretending to suck all season?
J.A. Adande in L.A. "I've never seen so much drama and tension in the middle of the first round."
Drew Gooden's left groin muscle is all messed up.
Last year's draft rumors, not looking so great with hindsight.
Ira Winderman: "Beat a Heat defender, get a free pass to the rim. Does anyone help? Ever?"
Kevin Garnett having a good time with R Kelly. From I Heart KG: "KG's bright, big ass earrings gave him away as they were easily spotted from the main floor."