Morning Bell – 11.02.2009

MANU HATES BATS

Can you blame him?  Bats are super duper creepy.  Even if it’s for Halloween, we can’t just let bats fly around our NBA arenas.  Next thing you know, it’ll be pterodactyls, and that’s just something that isn’t going to fly (PUN).

THE GOOD NEWS

Manu cut his hair short.  This is something that is recommended for all balding men.

YES

You too, LeBron James.

I CAN’T BELIEVE

That Kevin Ollie warrants 16 minutes of NBA game time in a single game.

NEWS FLASH

He doesn’t.

BUT

He makes two million dollars less this year than Earl Watson.

SO

That makes sense.

EXPLAIN THIS

Back in the day, players got fined for wearing the wrong colored shoes.  This season, guys are wearing whatever color shoes they want.  Was there a change to the rule?

CHILL OUT

Rasual Butler’s arm sleeves.  Russell Westbrook on the fast break.  DeMarre Carroll’s on-the-ball screens.  Everybody in the Memphis/Denver game.  Juwan Howard.

Seth Carstens