Hope everyone enjoyed the All-Star weekend festivities. I, myself, didn't actually watch any of it other than the Slam Dunk contest, because the Rookie/Sophmore game is an abomination, the Celebrity game and Shooting Stars competition are beyond horrendous and I find the Skills Challenge and 3-point Shootout rather pedantic. And, of course, the Knight Rider movie came on last night, so I skipped the All-Star game. Priorities and all. I know that Hardwood Paroxysm made the trip down there and snapped a quick picture of Juan Carlos Navarro, so that's something, I guess.
Chris Herrington compiled the Top 10 Grizzlies Dunks in preparation of the Dunk Contest.
The 700Level.com has the lowdown on what the Sixers' scouting report for newly acquired player-coach Aaron McKie looked like the other night.
- Savvy vet
- Not as good a shooter as he thinks
- Used to defend
- Don't guard
- Rotate off of him
Trade Talk: Miller/Lowry to Denver? Lowry to Cleveland?
Even though it doesn't make the news every time it happens, the Grizzlies try to do their part in the community. Hakim Warrick does his part in his hometown, too.
Speaking of Hak, Empty the Bench lists him as one of their Ten NBA Players Poised for Better Things Down the Stretch, along with rookie Mike Conley. Some interesting analysis to be read there.
Pau Gasol is adapting to the Triangle just fine. Now, will somebody get him the number to a real estate agent?
Speaking of Pau, add Tim Duncan to those who think the trade was fairly craptastic. Wait, what's that? Tim Duncan whining about something? I'm shocked.
In the "piling on" portion of the program, we have Epic Carnival saying that Chris Wallace is no Rocket Surgeon.
The Bismarck Tribune has a nice article on assistant coach Dave Joerger.
Blog/Website of the Day: The 22 Worst Dunks Ever