A moving picture GIF for fake 3-D effect (don’t get dizzy), with links and commentary…
[Lafayette Elementary School, NW Washington, D.C. - photos: K. Weidie]
I recently took part in a ‘Word on the Street’ sports roundtable put together by Ben Standig of CSNWashington. My pick for the Preakness didn’t come through, but I still stand by the rest.
It was spawned by Washington Capitals-related blog/media relations dealings, but Ted Leonsis has some good, well-reasoned thoughts on professional sports, his teams and surrounding media coverage. Worth the read.
Another scary thought for the Wizards… if there’s a lockout, Flip Saunders won’t be allowed to develop his young players, those to be drafted and those already on the team. Michael Lee has a good story about NBA Draft participants before the last league work stoppage in 1998.
John Wall is learning how to work a room, sorta… as in his passionless/’too cool for school’ appearance at the draft lottery was really due to it being too cool in the studio, or so he says. If you didn’t already check out Rashad Mobley’s last piece at the DCist about his attending coverage of the draft lottery, please do so.
Don’t Forget, the 11 ugliest NBA uniforms of the 1990s, from the year 2008.
What former Washington Bullets made an appearance in a Crystal Waters music video in the 90s? Click to find out.
When Charles Barkley realized that Michael Jordan was better than him.
[Ball Don't Lie]
Keep an eye on Demetri McCamey, point guard out of Illinois. He was amongst those the Wizards hosted in their first pre-draft workout at the Verizon Center. A big man and a wing player may come first in team draft needs, but don’t discount a good backup point guard.
According to the measurables of some, McCamey compares very favorably to another Illinois product, Deron Williams.
The L.A. Times has a good article on owning a sports team; Leonsis is quoted several times, cited the piece on his blog. A blurb in the article by David Wharton, in the midst of impending labor issues, is worth keeping in mind:
“There is also the matter of finances. Owners often complain of losing money on daily operations — a claim disputed by players’ unions — but there is no arguing that franchises appreciate in value.”
What exactly did John Wall know about the NBA Draft Lottery before it was revealed?
This John Wall video mix is a lot of fun to watch.
Thumbs up to the NBA for rescinding the technical foul on Tyson Chandler due to the flop of James Harden in Mavericks-Thunder game three. Then again, the league has been throwing out techs willy-nilly all season and have habitually done the “right” thing by reversing anxious referee message sending. I just want to know if the game of professional basketball will always be this sensitive.
[Eye on Basketball, CBS Sports]
Things are hard for a Pau Gasol impersonator. Classic.
[The Basketball Jones]
You’ve seen it enough, but watch it again… Kevin Durant’s dunk on Brendan Stanley Haywood.