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Ryan Hollins’ no-good, awful, very bad day. Or how it could have went. “Ryan Hollins wiped the sleep from his eyes; slapped the alarm clock against the wall, shattering it; and rose from his bed. Ugh, I hate Mondays, Hollins thought. He did not know he was channeling Garfield. He ambled into his bathroom, which had tile made of Venetian marble. The tiles were very expensive, but Ryan Hollins was able to purchase them with a portion of the millions of dollars he had made playing professional basketball. These were the type of tiles a very rich man bought for his bathroom.
Ryan Hollins stepped into his shower, adjusted his faucet to a temperature that was either way too hot or way too cold, and began his daily ritual of dropping the soap an impossible number of times. As he sort of feebly pinned the soap—which looked like a large pill in comparison to his gigantic frame—between his right wrist and his bellybutton, it occurred to him that he, like all primates, possessed thumbs. Ryan Hollins had no clue what to do with this revelation, but it caused him to drop the soap again. He resolved, as he did every day, that he was “clean enough.” He reached for a towel, and the towel disintegrated.” [McGowan/Cavs the Blog]
Trying to make the case for Tebow to Cleveland- “3. There is no downside other than wasting a 4th rounder. Let’s say Tebow comes in here and straight sucks (very possible by the way). The Browns will still have plugged numerous holes, and be near the top of next years draft. We will have used this draft to really attack the skill positions, setting up it very nicely for a rookie Quarterback the following season. Yes, I am talking about Matt Barkley. Be honest, you don’t think that Colt McCoy is good. If we had a game to win tomorrow, who are you taking? McCoy or the guy who beat the Steelers last season? I know it doesn’t boil down that easily, but it plays a role. Guys will follow a winner. So what he does it ugly as sin? The last time the Browns beat the Steelers it was about as ugly as a win gets, but it was awesome. We know that McCoy isn’t the answer, and we know that Tebow probably isn’t either. But isn’t the reward worth the risk?” [Dawgs by Nature]
Maurice Clarett’s former agent dishes on the ex-Buckeye- “I prepped Jack, the Shriner, the best I could for what he was going to see – the guard with the guns, maybe helicopters, foreign models parading around in almost nothing, the alleged Israeli mobster (I called him a “real estate investor”), an oceanfront palace. We walked in, sat down, and waited until they ushered Maurice in as if he were royalty. Jack made his earnest pitch: the history of the game, the hospitals, the good work the Shriners do for kids, their role in the community, the photo ops, how well it reflects on the players, some of the high draft choices who’ve played.
Maurice listened and then asked what other big-name players were committed to being in the game. The answer was, so far, none. There were a lot of good prospects but it was too early to send out invites. Maurice asked Jack to give him the phone numbers of the players he wanted so Maurice could call them and convince them to play. Jack couldn’t do that, and said so. It would break every rule of confidentiality. He offered to show Maurice some of the names but not their personal contact information. This didn’t sit well with Maurice.” [Luchs/Rivals.com]
Wow. Brendan found his new crush? “Donald Sloan is the Cavaliers back-up PG of the future: Yes I said that after 21 minutes and 21 seconds of combined playing time in two games as a Cleveland Cavalier, I’ve seen enough from Donald Sloan already. He can and should be the back-up PG for the Cavaliers next season, and I believe Chris Grant and company quietly replaced Ramon Sessions with a younger, more inexpensive version of a back-up PG who may be just as productive moving forward while nobody was looking last week. I thought he’d play about 15 minutes last night heading into the game, he ended up playing 20 after Daniel Gibson got hurt, and he was huge for all twenty of those minutes.” [Bowers/Stepien Rules]
Interview with former Cavalier/King, JJ Hickson- “CK: At what point did you feel like it wasn’t working out for you in Sacramento? (Brief pause before he answers) Hickson: You know, I think from the get-go. I didn’t get off to a good start. We didn’t get off to a good start, you know, as a team. My shooting percentage was down. Most of it is on me, but I think me and the organization, we just didn’t see eye-to-eye on a couple things. And like I said, it’s no love lost. It was the best decision for me and my situation and for that team.
CK: What were some of the things that you didn’t see eye-to-eye on with the organization? Was it your role or how you were being utilized? What exactly was it? Hickson: It was a combination of things. It wasn’t one thing exactly. But, I’d rather not get into those things. I’d rather just (move on).” [Santiago/Cowbell Kingdom]