August 01, 2008
A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: The Court Reporters. Ben Couch talks with C's rookie J.R. Giddens. Kid's excited to get in the defensive stance.
PF: SLAM Online. Ben Gordon feels trapped. And when Ben Gordon feel strapped, he bowls.
SF: Pickaxe and Roll. Debunking eight Nugget arguments. (Ex. "The Nugs had a team worth keeping together.")
SG: YouTube. Yao Ming talks about the inspiration behind his new shoe from Reebok, the Pump Omni Hexride.
PG: The Sports Culture. The Grizzlies are looking for new grannies and grandpas to shake it at home games.
6th: Upside and Motor. Is Team USA smug and quietly confident or are they cocky and ruthless showboats?
7th: The Stranger. Sixty-one (PG-13) things Sherman Alexie learned during the Sonics trial.
8th: The Peninsula. Shaq's 20,000 square foot mansion is for sale, and it has come down in price yet again.
9th: The Plain Dealer. LeBron James is on Facebook, but that doesn't necessarily mean he wants to be friends.
10th: Salt Lake Tribune. Brevin Knight has played in 655 games for eight teams and has a career record of 233-422, good for a .356 winning percentage. "That's the equivalent of suffering through a 29-53 season ... for an entire career." Ouch.