(The Cavalier is on an extended leave of absence. The following was not written by him, although he did recently find a word that rhymes with "orange".)
Before I get into any pro news, I just want to say I refuse to recognize the Florida Gators as college basketball National Champions. There are much more deserving teams, such as the Iona College Gaels. Not sure what a Gael is, but with the worst record in college basketball, they are my national champs.
Also, some quick housekeeping notes:
I know Jack Cobra already mentioned it, but I would like to give my own big shout-out to the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2007, which includes Phil Jackson and North Carolina Coach Roy Williams. Although personally I don't think coaches should be admitted into the Hall of Fame until they are done coaching, I did read Phil Jackson's book Sacred Hoops a few years ago and it was really good.
Also a big congratulations to Lindsey Harding, the first pick of yesterday's WNBA draft. Go ahead, amaze your friends with that tidbit of knowledge.
Ok, on to the games of yesternight:
Agent Zero wounded as Bobcats maul Wizards - Gilbert Arenas suffered a possible season-ending injury to his knee-bone late in the first quarter of the Wizards' loss to Charlotte. Bloggers worldwide await first-person commentary from Gilbert via his personal blog.
Darko Milicic ejected and Dwight Howard dejected in loss to extinct dinosaur mascots - The Magic blew a 15-point lead and the Raptors won. Hedo Turkoglu(!) had 37 points.
Big man with Afro no go for Chicago - Ben Wallace had a sinus infection and did not play against his former team as the Bulls defeated the Pistons in Detroit. Detroit faithful asked for a refund as they came not to watch their Pistons, but to boo Wallace.
Los Angeles Boats defeat Los Angeles Bodies of Water in Los Angeles - The Clippers continued being a sneaky bunch, having now won seven of their last eight games. Their latest victims: the Kwame-less Lakers. Jellybean Bryant, Jr. led all scorers with 29 points.
Vertically challenged athlete stands tall in tank battle - The Battle of Kursk it was not, but the Milwaukee Bucks needed all of Earl Boykins's 65 inches and 32 points to defeat the Boston Celtics in a game neither team really wanted to win.
Well folks, I'll be back a few more times today with some other posts, so come on back now, ya hear.