Portrayed for 23-years as an ignorant martyr of the anti-drug movement, Len Bias will be portrayed in a new light in a documentary, to be released June 19. The film features interviews with his teammates, friends and family as well as witnesses to Bias’ overdose. Perhaps the docu’s most important revelation is that Bias dabbled in cocaine use several times before his death.
If Memphis truly is throwing $21 million over seven years at Pearl, you can bet there will be some serious talks. Pearl currently makes $1.6 million per year at UT.
This is great: “You know it’s April Fools Day when Grant Hill shows up in the Warriors’ box score. Twice. These pages might be changed by the time you read this, but for a while: NBA.com gave G. Hill a DNP - OLD AGE/LACK OF TALENT. Yahoo gave him 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting (Hill’s actual line from the Suns win over the Rockets on Wednesday).”
The team’s annual dominance of the month is a thing of the past: “For the Spurs, the month of March is usually just that. A march toward the postseason — regimented, orderly and predictable. This year, however, the Spurs’ March became a headlong stumble into April, a calendar-page of frustration that has put a serious crimp in their annual postseason preparations. ‘We usually have a crisis in January or February or December,’ guard Manu Ginobili said.
The Suns’ floor general spearheads the L’s enviro-friendly initiative: ‘”I think it’s great that we’re taking the first steps to changing the culture and to moving in the right direction,’ he said. Teams will be outfitted with shooting shirts made of 100 percent organic cotton and take part in community events such as tree plantings and recycling drives.
Party time in Dallas: “Jonah: Charlie Villanueva made a great point; a Twitter update is about the same as a halftime interview. Mark: He is right. Before I took over for the Mavs back in the day they used to drink and smoke in the locker room, so I can think of worse things.”
Don’t worry, Beantowners. KG will be ready for the start of the postseason: “I think he absolutely will. There’s always a chance [Garnett won't be ready], but I don’t see that, I really don’t. I would be very, very surprised if Kevin Garnett is not playing in Game 1 of the playoffs.’ … Asked if the Celtics could repeat with Garnett at less than 100 percent, Rivers said, ‘Yes. I believe that.
Thanks to a sprained ankle in last night’s win over the Hawks, Young Thad Young is on crutches and also wearing an air cast. Two weeks, minimum.
The Cavs just launched a LeBron-4-MVP website: LeBronisReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyGood.com. Six “Really’s” total — One for each of LeBron’s NBA seasons. Check it out to see LeBron’s MVP profile (and to listen to some electronic funk).
Even ones that are hanging on to precious pieces of personal memorabilia: “The ball Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas used to score his 10,000th career point turned up in the hands of a local youngster who left with it after it was thrown into the seats at Quicken Loans Arena following a March 21 game against Atlanta. Ilgauskas, who hit the 10,000 mark early in the first quarter, was hoping to find the ball and keep it as a memento.