Links, pictures and commentary… (Worth noting: I’m not into April Fools’ Day jokes, in case you were wondering.)
Sure, new media darling Othyus Jeffers got dunked on by LeBron James on Wednesday, but…
…Othyus took it like a good sport, getting a good smile out of it before LeBron even landed on the ground. Ask Jeffers about it (I didn’t), and I bet he’d honestly say, “It’s just basketball.”
And in that, he is right. Getting dunked on is bound to happen, no biggie (if you’re comfortable with being immortalized on the Internets). Life needs good sports, and Jeffers is just that. Can’t say the same about the perpetually crying and bitching LeBron. Can’t believe Ted Leonsis let him endorse his book with a quote.
And watching the video, the dunk obviously came after LeBron fouled Jordan Crawford. Good one, refs.
The Wizards are like Ewoks? Check out Rashad Mobley’s column.
Peter Vecsey is back to popping Viagra and boners over Gilbert Arenas, saying he feels sorry for Arenas like he does for stray animals. Vecsey also says that Ted Leonsis “thought about changing leadership [Ernie Grunfeld] but couldn’t find an appealing replacement.”
[New York Post]
Rashad Mobley also took part in a “Who has the most to prove?” panel about the NBA playoffs on the ESPN website.
Sean Fegan on Othyus Jeffers:
“During our time on BF, there have been many lunch pail heroes who have come and gone and briefly won the hearts of the community. Dominic McGuire, Alonzo Gee and James Singleton are some of the more recent examples, and while I have liked all of these players, none has perhaps captivated me as much as Othyus Jeffers. Some people just know how to go and get the basketball and Jeffers is one of those players. It would be a shame that if the Wizards didn’t at least explore giving Jeffers the minimum next year, because he is that glue guy that I think the Wizards have searching for all year. Plus, Jeffers is a really funny dude.”
John Wall threw a punch thing, Sam Cassell and Eddie House mock started a fight, and Verizon Center fans won free a Chik-Fil-A sandwich … a lot happened in the Wizards-Heat game on Wednesday.
“I feel like it’s like I’m scared to go in and jump off my left leg but I know I can. I can see whenever I go for a rebound, I’m at the rim but if I try to make a layup, I don’t even try to explode up for some reason.”
A picture of Antawn Jamison and other NBAers as kids.
If anyone can tell a good story about Seattle SuperSonics history, it’s Beckley Mason.
Dan Snyder hates trees.
[Washington City Paper]
Juwan Howard needs to retroactively chill out for pretty much his whole career.
[The Basketball Jones]
Wale is sending some Foamposites back home to Nigeria.
Cool stuff done to Van Gogh paintings.