While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.
“After the Cavaliers swallowed their worst loss of the season in Los Angeles against the Lakers last week, they went to two movies. The first was a private screening of “Slumdog Millionaire” in Los Angeles. Afterward, a team lunch was held and players talked about President Barack Obama’s inauguration. “Going and seeing the movie together kind of let us forget about the Laker game,” LeBron James said. “We’ve been a ‘next-game’ team all season, and getting past that probably led us to the best three-game span we’ve had.” [Brian Windhorst/Plain Dealer]
Not sports related in the least bit. But if you’re a fan of music, Joe Posnanski discusses the possibility of inducting songs into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And then breaks down those deemed “iconic” in two separate posts. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery! [Part I, Part II - Joe Posnanski]
We can probably scratch Michael Redd off of our wishlist: “Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today that guard Michael Redd will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left knee during the third period of the Bucks win over Sacramento on Saturday, January 24.” [Official Team Site via Matt Moore/FanHouse]
“On Friday Mangini was slated to be interviewed by WKNR AM-850 Sports Director Mark Bishop. But Mangini’s people called the station to beg off, stating that on Monday Coach Mangini would have more to say. But in a move that seemed to thumb its nose at the Cleveland sports media, Cleveland Browns fans read about the Kokinis hire on the crawler lines flashing across the bottom of the television screen on ESPN’s NFL show. The formal announcement is expected Monday, but the fact that the news was leaked nationally first appears to be a statement to the local media from Mangini: “Don’t ask. I will tell you guys something on a need to know basis. When I am good and ready.” [MidwestSportsFans]
Think Detroit would like to have Chauncey Billups back? “Allen is the best player I’ve seen with four stiffs, and that’s no disrespect to anyone,” [Analyst Chris] Webber said. At another point during his guest spot on “Inside the NBA,” Webber said, “Allen Iverson needs five robots to play with him.” [Bob Wolfey/Milwaukee JS]