Ball Don't Lie - NBA

The frenzy of interviews, photo shoots and videos produced on NBA Media Day is enough to make a grown man cry ... tears of laughter. So to help you get your giggle on, here's a roundup of what the bloggers and beats are reporting from today's media day activities ...

Michael Lee, The Washington Post: "Gilbert Arenas decided that he didn't want to pay a hefty fine so he spoke with reporters. Arenas purposely tried to be subdued, surly and serious and sounded reluctant to speak at the beginning. He scowled, offered simple, short answers and mumbles. But he wound up talking for about 30 minutes, adding some jokes from time to time. The man can't help it. The biggest thing he had to say was that he was done being an entertainer. No more Agent Zero. No more hibachi. No more antics. No more blogging. And he says he has no plans to get on Twitter. Arenas said he is focused only on playing basketball and being more a leader for the team. I'll get into more of what he had to say in my story for tomorrow's newspaper."

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DeShawn Stevenson(notes) actually has three new tats ON HIS FACE. Londyn, for his son, a backwards Pittsburgh Pirates "P," and a Frankenstein-like crack on his forehead. Seriously.

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Mike Fisher, DallasBasketball.com: "The quote of the day from Mavs Media Day, from Dirk Nowitzki(notes) regarding aging, dating and parenthood: 'My sperm is getting slower,' he said, grinning. '(So) eventually, I've got to trust somebody.'"

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Fear The Sword: "I am a much better player than I was after the last game of the playoffs." - LeBron James(notes) during Media Day this afternoon.

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via Indy Cornrows

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Matt Steinmetz, on Twitter: "When asked today about playing alongside Stephen Curry(notes), Monta Ellis(notes) responded: 'Us together? Can't ... we just can't.'"

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