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Your must-read article of the day: “There are no best practices or guides for dealing with an athlete with a diagnosed mental illness. The Cavaliers have been patient with Delonte West. Every decision regarding their talented but troubled guard is made with caution because, although they dealt with West last year, the situation is an unfinished puzzle of doctors, coaches, front-office execs and counselors. [...] The organization and the league aren’t the only ones in uncharted waters. The media that regularly cover the team are in a similar position. How do you couch analysis or report information when the affliction is mental, not physical?” [Vince Grzegorek/'64 and Counting]
It “wasn’t on the refs” but we still get screen shots of select fouls on the Wizards from Tuesday’s game. [Truth About It]
Congrats, Hines! “Sports Illustrated asked 296 players who they thought was the dirtiest player in the league and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver [Hines Ward] was a resounding victor, earning nearly double the votes of the next highest player.” [Shutdown Corner]
Congrats, Browns! “Just when it appeared the Oakland Raiders had solidified their stranglehold on the title of the NFL’s most dysfunctional franchise, a new contender has appeared: the Cleveland Browns. Browns general manager George Kokinis was fired Monday amid unexplained circumstances, and the story only grew stranger the next day.” [Scout.com]
And finally, Stan Van Gundy finally realizes what we’ve been saying about LeBron James for years. Like Dwight Howard, he’s nearly impossible to officiate. [NBA FanHouse]