--Can you people honestly say that you are pulling for Antonio McDyess, Kevin Garnett, PJ Brown, or Damon Stoudemire to get a ring over LAMAR ODOM? Wouldn't that be the circle of life in its completion?
--The muxtape competition hit a snag as muxtape exploded the day after we advertised the contest and lots of people lost their songs, but we'll see what we can do.
--I feel like I'm slipping into Simmons/observational comic mode here, but let me ask two questions about TNT broadcasts: (1) Does anyone else experience the "Charmed phenomenon," in which you wake up in the morning, turn on the TV to see Charmed, rendering you speechless and without explanation until you realize you went to sleep just after turning off TNT? (2) Isn't it weird, to the point of being emotionally uncomfortable, to see all these T-Mobile commercials with Dwyane Wade in them during the playoffs, when the guy hasn't been the least bit relevant for the past two years? There's some bad juju surrounding these spots that I just can't shake.
New rules for playoff injuries (I'm talking to you, Manu & Chauncey):
1. Once an injury is brought into the public conversation, it can no longer be used as an excuse, nor can it be used to deem somoene "heroic."
2. "Refusing to use an injury as an excuse" [see Exhibit B] is in its very nature using the injury as an excuse by calling it to people's attention.
3. If the "injured" player is playing, then he is not "injured" and should be treated the same as any other player, not as Willis Reed.
Bethlehem Shoals is sick, and I'm busy, but feel free to discuss the D-Fisher/Brent Barry conundrum below.