- Mark Murphy’s feature on Rajon Rondo and Josh Smith. I knew they were high school teammates, but I didn’t know they were this tight.
- Scoop Jackson apologizes to Andrew Bynum.
- Here’s an excerpt from Bethlehem Shoals and Eric Freeman’s piece on DeMarcus Cousins and the MVP award:
I cannot wait to see NBA Intervention, a new offseason reality show where “troubled” stars are saved and mentored by players who resemble them. Zach Randolph will tell Cousins to clean up his condo. Gerald Green will get chained to a shark. Monta Ellis will get a fake ID for himself. This year’s All-Rookie team wil huff a little together and then retire to a co-op
- Gordie Jones’ Evan Turner feature is worth a read. In it, Michael Curry compares him to Doogie Howser and says “he wants to be a star yesterday.”
- Darnell Mayberry’s Q&A with Vince Carter about dunking. And this makes me want to see Carter try some of his old dunks:
“I still can do a lot of the dunks that I used to do. Maybe not as hard or as high. But if it came down to it, I can still probably do the 360-windmill. It just probably wouldn’t be as spectacular, at least in my mind. Maybe to some people because they’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s 35. He can still put his arm in the rim.’ But it’s just I probably wouldn’t be able to put as much arm in the rim anymore. I’ll probably break my arm now. The only thing I probably don’t think I can do it probably the free throw line. Everything else, I think I can do.”
- At NBA Playbook, John Bennett looks at how the Thunder shut down Jason Terry last night
- I really wanted the Mavs to win Game 3 last night just because I like watching Dallas and Oklahoma City play. The first two games were amazing and it could have easily been the Thunder down 2-0 heading into last night’s game. I still had hopes for a long series, but last night changed things, obviously. Rob Mahoney wrote a great recap at The Two Man Game, but damn, it is depressing.
- Via The Basketball Post, here’s Ricky Rubio sitting on a chair and making shots: