We should all be grateful we are alive today. I say that to myself every time I hear of an unexpected death or tragedy, and that was certainly the case today when the Rockets announced that coach Kevin McHale’s daughter, Sasha McHale, passed away from Lupus at the tender age of 23.
Personally, I never got all that caught up in Linsanity. I appreciate his game, I love the reckless abandon he shows going to the hoop, I admire his knowledge and his devotion to his faith, and I called him “Time Magazine cover material” a week before he was on the cover of Time Magazine. I’m glad he got papered (NBA parlance for getting paid).
Jeremy Lin in the D-League in 2011. Just for kicks, can we have one of the D-League teams schedule an exhibition against Jack Taylor and Grinnell College? I nominate the Iowa Energy. Justin Hurtt could take it as a personal challenge. I’d bet he’d put a little Hurtt on Mr. Taylor.
Welcome to Black Friday, a national disgrace. Pardon my venom this early on a Friday morning, but the very idea of lining up 24 hours before a sale begins has always struck me as beyond ridiculous. And then there are the stores that decide to open only one door, leading the a phenomenon familiar to anyone who remembers what happened in Cincinnati when The Who scheduled a show with festival seating. I got back from seeing fam and passed a few walmarts,
The team sitting atop the Western Conference standings this morning is the Los Angeles Clippers. Ever heard of them?
Yes, we are rankings-crazy here at the home office, where we are now up to five sets of rankings — MVP, Rookies, NBA Power Rankings, Euroleague Rankings … and now Most Improved. We are so rankings crazy we just used the same word four times in the same sentence. Later in the season, we’ll do the same for Coach of the Year and Sixth Man, which Jamal Crawford has probably already won, right?