KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you need your one shining moment a week or so early, Kansas’ Lagerald Vick has got you, man. Except that was the problem with Kansas’ latest takedown of an alleged opponent in the NCAA Tournament. There wasn’t just one moment. There were about 100, it seemed. That would be mathematically serendipitous when KU almost reached triple digits with its high-flying exploits in routing Purdue 98-66 on Thursday in a Midwest Region semifinal. But back to Vick, who stole a Purdue pass eight minutes into the second half. The open stretch of hardwood in front of him allowed Vick to think things through in the middle of a 15-2 KU run. “I talked about it before the game,” the sophomore
Shaquille O’Neal will be dunking outside Staples Center forever. The Los Angeles Lakers paid the ultimate tribute to one of their greatest players on Friday, celebrating the outsized contributions and outsized personality of center Shaquille O’Neal by unveiling a mammoth statue of the Hall of Famer that will join the other iconic figures standing outside Staples Center.
Editor’s note: We’ll let the voting on this run until 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. I honestly had no idea how this would go. Much like the actual NCAA bracket, the 32 breweries we started with were strikingly different. Some had been around for a while and had huge, nationwide fanbases. Others were mid-majors, known mostly to those living nearby. There were some people mad online about the breweries selected, and how they were seeded, and that’s completely fair. This bracket certainly did not start out the way it would have if you asked the 100 most active reviewers on Beer Advocate to pick their 32. And it’s much different than what a random sampling of 100 people buying beer at your local store