I know every Thunder fan saw last night’s Laker win the exact same way. My flashbacks were so intense had I to lie down. But it makes me feel a little better that at least Pau Gasol beat us and not Crazy Pills.
Vince Ellis, Detroit Pistons beat writer, Detroit Free Press: “Somebody that intrigued me the most coming was Kentucky point guard Eric Bledsoe. Not saying he will be this good, but for some reason he reminds me of Russell Westbrook. He just looks like a player. I came away impressed with Nevada forward Luke Babbitt. A guy that seems to get and can play the three and stretch-four positions. And he can stroke it. Seemingly has earned his status as a fast riser.”
OKC is valued more than the Clippers: “Losing has hurt the Clips’ bottom line. According the Forbes valuations, the Clippers – in the No. 2 television market in the country! – rank 23rd out of 30 teams in value, at $295 million, behind even the Oklahoma City Thunder. The No. 1 team on that list: the Lakers at $607 million. Ouch.”
Kevin Durant is going to China again this year with Nike: “Next week Kevin will head to China for a three city tour with Nike Basketball. He will be in Beijing from June 2nd – June 4th, Chengdu on June 5 and Shanghai from June 6th – 7th. We’ll make sure to keep Kevin’s fans outside of China updated on everything throughout the tour.”
I really wish I knew what was up with Michael Jordan’s Hitler stache here in the new Hanes commercials.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that according to sources, Kelvin Sampson is in the mix to be the new head man with the Clippers.
Sampson is also being discussed as Mike Brown’s replacement in Cleveland, with a report from the Plain Dealer going as far to say that Sampson is atop the Cavs’ wish-list.
The complete list of draft measurable. Only one 40-inch vert in the group and John Wall with an impressive 39-inch vertical.
Tim Povtak of Fanhouse, who notoriously voted for Dwight Howard over LeBron for MVP and resides in Orlando, thinks the NBA screwed up in rescinding Perkins’ technical: “Dwight Howard of the Magic often is equally guilty of disrespecting officials, but his technical fouls have been under control in the playoffs. If Perkins can’t control himself enough to stay under the seven-technical limit, he should be sitting out a game. He shouldn’t need the league to bend its rules to keep the Celtics alive. It only hurts the NBA’s image even more. If the Celtics win the series now, you better believe the howling will begin again.”