You know the drill by now, so let's get to the best and worst from a busy Monday night in our wonderful association.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming!
In case you missed the big news today, Kobe Bryant signed a two-year extension with the L.A. Lakers worth a whopping $48.5 million. That's right, the 35-year old Kobe Bryant who tore his Achilles less than a year ago, and is yet to play a game since doing it, just signed a contract that will make him the highest paid player in the NBA for two more years.
There’s an oft-cited but poorly provenanced assertion about music journalism that says writing about music is like dancing about architecture. It seems most often attributed to Elvis Costello, but whether it was him or somebody else, you could probably substitute “writing” and “music” with “blogging” and “basketball.”
It was another busy night in the NBA, but nothing really changed: The Spurs and Trailblazers are still hotter than the core of our earth, LeBron is still a fire breathing dragon and the Knicks still don't know what it feels like to win a basketball game. That can't be fun.
Pau Gasol's charitable donation to Philippines disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan inspired his former coach, as well as a group on Reddit, to make donations of their own.
We were off to such a good night and then the injury bug decided it had been too long since it unleashed its wrath on the league and made us all go to bed with a heavy cloud over our heads. I know, it sucks. But let's look on the bright side: There was still plenty of great things that happened in the NBA last night, which should ease the pain just a little bit. So away with that frown! Smile! Laugh! Enjoy!
In the NBA, luck be a wobbly knee. By now, you've heard. Derrick Rose's right knee buckled in the third quarter of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers and he had to be assisted off the court. The MRI has yet to be performed but the story is all too familiar.
In isolation, Vern Mikkelsen's talents were good, possibly great. Put together with his determination and skilled teammates, they became the epitome of excellence... a summation far above its parts.
Hit Kevin Durant up on twitter to play basketball and he will come.