Though I was unsure how Daniel Gibson would fare in yesterday’s (T-Mobile!) Rookie-Sophomore challenge with his hammy, it appears that the kid did alright. It isn’t often that you’ll see a 33-point game ENTIRELY off of three-point field goals. Gibson drained 11-of-20 in the contest, with seven coming in the first half. If this wasn’t a gear-up for the (Foot Locker!) three-point shootout, I don’t know what is. Tom Ziller over at the FanHouse had his ear to the ground on this one: Gibson’s first 12 shots came within 11 minutes of play. Big props to Getty Images for this undeniably awesome picture as well.
For today, the D-League All-Star game featuring the blogging Rod Benson among others starts off the festivities at about 3p EST. Then the rest of the festivities will kick-off around 8p EST with the (Sprite!) Slam Dunk challenge (Pick: Rudy Gay), the (Playstation!) Skills Challenge (Pick: Chris Paul), the 3-point shootout (Pick: Daniel Gibson, Homer), and that whole Shooting Stars deal. I’ll pass on that. But it should be a decent night of hoops-related activities if you’re near a television.
On to other sports and such…
With the Cleveland Sports world abuzz of C.C. Sabathia’s contract negotiations, or lack thereof, I’m admittedly pleased to read this morning that the big lefty will address this issue, even if only once. I’ve started to hear some grumblings of Sabathia’s first-name initials standing for “Cha-ching,” and deservedly so. But I also cannot fault the guy for wanting to get paid. It isn’t his fault that he’s a part of a historically cheap market. So let’s here what the kid has to say. I’m all ears, C.C.
Could the Atlanta Hawks be pulling off a deal before the deadline? Bibby? Earl Watson?
Do all of these issues with the Jason Kidd to Dallas trade make any of you somewhat pleased? Of course in a very vindictive type fashion, but how can you not laugh at the whole situation? Silly veterans and their big mouths.
I remember almost to the day when Chuck Knoblauch started throwing the ball all over the field, so the fact that this led to his HGH use is not surprising by any means…
And finally, I’m not sure what’s worse. The Pats fans recent attempt at petitioning the NFL, or an undrafted player that just happened to be on the Rams during Super Bowl XXXVI that is now suing the New England franchise. When will this madness end? As a Cleveland fan, I blame Bill Belichick. Naturally.
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