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Fair to compare Kobe and LeBron?: “Maybe the comparison persists not because the two are roughly equivalent to each other, the “two best in the league,” or, as much I hate to say it, the most likely heirs to Jordan. In his own way, Kobe is no less unique. With all apologies to Duncan, Melo, maybe Kevin Durant, and last year’s Dwyane Wade, no two players can take over a game like James and Bryant. They aren’t the same player, but they’re the only players in that league who exist on this plane of dominance.” [Bethlehem Shoals/Fanhouse]
Could not see Wedgie doing this: “The Indians have a reality TV star on their hands. New third base and infield coach Steve Smith and his daughter, Allie, form a team on the upcoming 16th season of the CBS reality-competition series “The Amazing Race.” The season premiere airs Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET.” [Anthony Castrovince]
Majority of scouts are in love with Turner: “Wall and Turner are Nos. 1 and 1a. Turner is going to be an All-Star. I have great faith in that. His size, his approach, his style of game — all are suited to the pros. You can see he’s a guy who enjoys playing…His ability to improve his shooting will control his greatness. He’s like Oscar Robertson. He can have that type of impact. Oscar wasn’t a guy people worried about when he went behind the pick and launched the bomb — you almost preferred him to do that — and that’s how it is with Turner.” [Ian Thomsen/SI.com]
How the underdog Jets can win: “Braylon loses an arm in a rematch brawl with Lebron’s 130 pound “kid” friend at the 40/40 club in NYC, thus making every pass thrown his way in Sunday’s game a difficult one… Meaning he’ll catch all of them. 14 one handed catches and 4 TD for Braylon. Jets Win.” [Dr. Crackback/Pigskin Doctors]
A primer for the newest generation of fans on why Art moved the Browns : “If your asking why the NFL didn’t step in, it’s because the only people who benefited from this move more than Art Modell was the NFL. The NFL, and it’s owners had the city of Cleveland in their back pocket. Any city that wanted a new stadium, just had to drop the hint of relocating to Cleveland. Cleveland was used in the shakedown of numerous cities. You see a new stadium that was built in the past 10-15 years, you can thank Cleveland for that. The NFL had all of these great new stadiums at a cost of zero to them or their owners. While the owners may have said that they were against the Browns moving, behind it all, owners like Robert Kraft were taking notes on how to get shiny new stadiums for free. The rich were getting richer and the gaping hole in Cleveland was a major influence.” [Dawgs by Nature]
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