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“The game we have all been waiting for! LeBron vs. Kobe. Cavs vs. Lakers. Who would have thought that the game would be dominated by the role players tonight? Kobe and LeBron combined for 18 of 47 shooting with 11 turnovers.” [Steve Avery/LakersNation]
“Ohio State freshman William Buford earns his first weekly laurel after leading the Buckeyes to a pair of victories last week over Indiana at home and No. 25 Michigan on the road. In the two wins, Buford averaged 17 points, six rebounds and went 13-of-25 (.520) from the field. The Toledo, Ohio, native also recorded four assists and two steals while averaging 36.5 minutes per game.” [Big Ten dot com via Eleven Warriors]
Wonderful: “The Browns may be the only team in the NFL not represented by its head coach or general manager at the Senior Bowl, which is the top college all-star game of the scouting season. The Browns, who have the fifth selection in the April 25 draft, also do not have a director of college scouting.” [Tony Grossi/Plain Dealer]
“The bottom line: This team needs help. They looked beyond undermanned on Thursday night, and the fact that they fell from the top seed to the third seed with just one loss shows how critical each and every game is becoming. It won’t matter even if the Cavs go 41-0 at home for the season, because as the third seed, they won’t even have homecourt advantage in the second round of the playoffs.” [Amar Panchmatia/Cavalier Attitude]
“Our first thought about this Super Bowl match-up is that it pits the best owners in sport, the Rooneys, against folks who are thought of as among the worst, the Bidwills. Of course, as Browns fans, we know how important ownership is to a team’s success, but might be encouraged that even a bad owner can make a very good decision that could reverse a franchise’s fortunes. Here that might be the Bidwill’s decision to hire ex-Steeler coordinators Ken Wisenhunt and Russ Grimm after the Rooneys passed Wisenhunt over for Mike Tomlin.” [Cleveland Frowns]