Would you trade Derrick Rose for Rajon Rondo, straight up? I suspect fans in both Boston and Chicago would both instantly say "hell no" which makes it ... interesting.
People often make the case that where you play makes no difference to how famous you can be. My counterpoint would be: Amare Stoudemire. Doing more or less what he ever did, and now he gets the full superstar treatment.
LZ Granderson: "The image of the black athlete is troubling if one chooses to focus only on the black athletes who get into trouble. Charles Woodson and Dikembe Mutombo are building hospitals. That's just fine by me."
Ray Allen: 70 percent 3-point shooting so far this month.
Basketbawful with a thoughtful response to my post yesterday about LeBron James. I could add 5,000 more words to the conversation right now, but as a special treat, with the weekend approaching, I won't.
Checking in on my bet that Darko Milicic would contribute more to his team than Shaquille O'Neal this season. Remember, it's not about efficiency, it's about total contributions. So far so good, but the key will be playing time the rest of the season.
The thing about locking out players is that it's not just a case of putting the players on pause. It's also a case of putting their contracts on pause. So, while there's no functioning NBA, they're free to play wherever, and Andrei Kirilenko, for one, says he plans to head on home to play in Russia.
LaMarcus Aldridge has been playing like crazy. Almost a totally different player. Turns out there's a really good reason. His mom has cancer, and he wants to fire her up, through the chemo, with an All-Star bid.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on the Magic.
Angry, Manu Ginobili is exceptional.
Statistics suggesting home-court advantage has a lot to do with referees. It's from a new book I hope to get my hands on soon.
Babies love DeMarcus Cousins. Actually, honestly, it's amazing how happy he makes this baby but also how happy this baby makes the players.