Um, Danny? If this is true, get on it…Pronto: “ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith is reporting that Chris Bosh has told Bryan Colangelo that he is not interested in remaining in Toronto. […] Bosh probably feels that not enough has been done to surround him with good enough players to compete and that his recent bad play has more to do with NBA defenses zeroing on him rather than his own ineptitude. Keep in mind that the Raptors can offer Bosh approximately $30 million more than any other team so although the trade rumour make sense basketball-wise, it makes little sense financially unless Bosh feels he can make up the money through endorsements.” [Raptors Republic]
“Losing breeds contempt; in the case of Lerner, losing and the manner which his organization has been portrayed has brought great torment. Not due to making what seemed to be some bad hires. Not solely due to the poor record of his teams over the years. What has to be most difficult for the team’s owner is the manner in which his organization is perceived, and how the perception sheds a negative light on both himself and the fan base.” [Lane Adkins/The OBR]
“As things look, the three best hitters in this offense will come from the Indians’ starting center fielder, shortstop and catcher. It’s quite an accomplishment to have elite hitters at these positions; usually teams are forced to write off any offensive production from at least one of these positions. The Indians, instead, may not get much of anything from their left fielders, first basemen, or even their designated hitter. On a positive note, notice how many of the players in this projected lineup are in their mid-to-late 20s.” [Ryan/Let’s Go Tribe]
“Evan Turner (29), Wil Buford (24) and Jeremie Simmons (17) each established new career highs in points and the Buckeyes ripped off 56 second half points in a 93-81 win over Indiana [Saturday] in Bloomington.” [Chris/Eleven Warriors]
And finally, former Ohio State Buckeye Santonio Holmes doing his best impression of LeBron James post touchdown. Any royalties on this?