Daily Dribble: Who Said Basketball Isn't Funny?

    
July 31st, 2008

Basketball is funny. I never really noticed it before, but things are getting out of hand this week.. there's just too much too laugh about.

The Yao Ming/Ron Artest spat.. in which Artest claims he is the paradigm of black culture, "I don't think he's ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture" is flat out funny. (I seriouslly thought the various Artest quotes came from the Onion, but they're actually real.)

The Indiana Hoosiers giving Tom Crean a two-year extension before he's ever even coached a practice is flat out funny. (Though a quick glance at the Hoosiers roster will give you a bigger laugh).

A pair of West Virginia ballplayers, including the decent Joe Mazzulla, charged with underage drinking and fighting with the police.. not really amusing at face value, but funny when you consider Bob Huggins is their coach.

Lastly, remember Tamir Goodman, the "Jewish Jordan"? He signed a contract to play in Israel yesterday.. again, amusing stuff. And this is all in just a 48 hour period.