The dunk contest participants will be announced soon, and Gerald Green will reportedly be on the list.
Does Chris Kaman need a break from the pressure of starting?
If you bump into Matt Geiger at a party, don't jokingly ask him to choke you.
Dan Ball asked the Timberwolves what they like to do with their free time. Lots of playing video games. Some talk of "playing rough" with Pit Bulls. Then there's Mark Madsen: "Cooking is my current hobby, in particular I make whole wheat bread from scratch. I ground my own wheat kernels, make my own whole wheat flour and let it rise over time. I make loafs for guys on the team." (Via I Heart KG)
Dave Krieger says Carmelo Anthony will be on the All-Star team, and he backs it up with a quote from Shakespeare.
Gilbert Arenas and DeShawn Stevenson are still friends, even though the video of their shooting contest may not make it seem that way.
Brian Windhorst tries some live blogging, and it ends like this: "That's five straight losses on national television and all have been pretty undressing in one way or another. It's no wonder the Cavs don't get much respect, they haven't earned very much. This is another game where the Cavs' flaws were displayed. Today they were simply outclassed, from the superstar on down. They have a lot of work to do and a long way to go. We knew this before, we still know it."
Says here that Dirk Nowitzki was supposed to be in that Nike commercial with all the dudes walking around the taxiway at the airport. But he wasn't going to fly 12 hours just to shoot a commercial.
Nothing But Nylon: "With young players at every position and a mission to do things the right way from management, the future is looking rosy for the Blazers." That's just not the kind of sentence us Blazer fans have read much in the last decade.
Mark Cuban wants you to upload your personal porn collection to YouTube. I'm not kidding.
Bob Hill is comparing his current job situation to death. Makes him feel better.
The Heat need a point guard, and the answer might be Dwyane Wade.
The Knicks are reportedly pretty nutty about the media these days. (UPDATE: Check the comments of that post, where someone compares Mitch Lawrence to the GEICO Caveman.)
UPDATE: Great oral history of the 1986-87 Sonics by Kevin Pelton, complete with Red Auerbach calling Nate McMillan a CBA-level talent.