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WE HAVE HERE: JaVale McGee dunking over Gary Neal at Capital Punishment, but John Wall should also look out below…
> I know many of us are unsure of what to make of this whole Javaris Crittenton mess — how can we? it’s too early — but the fact that he still is not in custody of police certainly is not good.
> Michael Lee has a decent run-down on the Crittenton situation at hand.
> Again, it’s too early to judge much and know anything, even though the situation continues to not look good. Still, the lead for the initial Atlanta Journal-Constitution piece covering the story seems to be a tad irresponsible/sensational/presumptuous. Maybe, maybe not…
When he saw the person he believed robbed him, a former NBA player and Georgia Tech standout fired gunshots from a black SUV, striking a 23-year-old mother of four, Atlanta police said. Now, Javaris Crittenton, 23, faces a murder charge in the death of Jullian Jones, authorities said Friday night.
> The Post‘s Mike Wise wrote a good column on stale NBA contracts and how they helped lead to the lockout, but one part struck me as curious. This one:
Nowhere was the impetus for a long labor stoppage more obvious than here in Washington, where what was once thought to be a blockbuster deal — Gilbert Arenas for Rashard Lewis this past December — was in reality one franchise’s lemon traded for another.
I know many Wizards fans were perturbed at how the trade went down, although its been since revealed that it was probably for the best. Nonetheless, it seems like a majority of folks were still making lemonade before the ink on the deal dried, and not necessarily touting ‘blockbuster’.
> TAI certainly mentioned how Gilbert Arenas’ Twitter account helped him lose his lawsuit against Basketball Wives, but what Trey Kerby did surrounding the whole affair was most well played. Basketball Wives will premier on VH1 at 8 pm est on Monday night.
[The Basketball Jones]
> Love that Steve Blake was proactive in this nine-year old footage of a fight between him and John Gilchrist at the University of Maryland.
> Recently on ESPN’s 5-on-5 series I contributed some thoughts on the Detroit Pistons.
> As one who often thinks about sports and why we watch them /how they are significantly relevant to society, if at all, Henry Abbott has a nice quick post asking why they are so great.
> A classic picture of Albert Haynesworth:
[via 30 FPS]
> Local media on the lockout… Comcast’s Frank Hanrahan:
The lockout is not stopping the NBA from acting like there won’t be a season. The league has released their regular season schedule and even the pre-season schedule, not only because they have to in case a deal gets done, but also certainly as part of a ploy to get the public thinking that at least the NBA wants to start playing some ball. I even got my Wizards media credential application for the 2011-12 season. But I’m not counting on seeing pro basketball at Verizon Center anytime soon as the players and owners are far apart on reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.
> Want a group sales internship with the Wizards? Well, you’re lucky day could be here, just without many games to actually sell.
> As a left-hander, I’m certainly interested in a post about the best left-handers in the NBA.
> Nice read on Tribe’s Low End Theory.
> I liked this photo taken by Colin A.J. Murphy at Capital Punishment… Wall wants pounds:
[via the Severna Park Voice]
> Murphy also recently covered a Goodman League featuring Kevin Durant and Byron Mouton, with pictures too.
[Severna Park Voice]
> Speaking of that Capital Punishment event, here’s another recommended read written from the perspective of someone who sat in the stands, Tim Adkins, who contributed his piece to TrueHoop Network Indiana Pacers blog, Eight Points, Nine Seconds for the game.
[Eight Points, Nine Seconds]