Carmelo Anthony talks at some length to Iam Thomsen of Sports Illustrated. Anthony's particularly nuanced on the point of what it means for a star to seek the company of other stars. He sure seems to empathize with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, who are happier with the likes of Dwyane Wade and Pau Gasol, respectively. Yet another sign that Anthony has been thinking a lot about joining Amare Stoudemire in New York, and less so about rehabbing the Nets.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charles Barkley pipes up on behalf of white people, black people, and "homosexuality people."
One player. One game in the Lithuanian league. 124 3-pointers attempted.
Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune on Twitter: "You haven't lived life until you hear the Jazz's Al Jefferson say 'I got bruised buttocks.'"
A PG-13 moment of audio near the end, and staged violence, but a creative bit of entertainment from the Jazz mascot.
TrueHoop reader Chichoy is amazed that Blake Griffin's name is not lending itself to some kind of nickname. A griffin, he points out, is a cross between an eagle and a lion.
The more NBA basketball I watch, the more I appreciate the value of one big passing to the other.
Half of the NBA, be warned: You trail the Clippers in the Future Power Rankings. (Via Point Forward)
Watch about the 2:10 mark of this video about great white sharks. Honestly. Wow. If you could teach that guy to handle the ball.
John Wall asked his team to fine him if he pouts. He better not whine about any of those fines.
Jonathan Evans of SLAM: "The Celtics’ Public Announcer set the lofty goal of asking fans to observe a 60 second moment of silence to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The fans made it about 17 seconds before someone yelled something. Then another moron chimed in and soon there was hooting all around. And with that the minute of silence ended after about 40 seconds. Not surprising but still disappointing and disheartening."
The Washington broadcaster, Steve Buckhantz, finally gets to say "dagger" again.
LeBron James' favorite cartoon is Tom and Jerry, and he always rooted for Jerry. And, "The LeBrons" animated web series is in process. Four of the characters are versions of LeBron, which should really help quell those people who have been calling him an egomaniac.
NBA players often have trouble finding pants that fit. Presidents, too.
For all the complexities of the NBA game, there's nothing like having your team hit a few 3s.
Andray Blatche is a man with dreams and one of them came true.