First there was the failed ring-of-fire Hugo dunk during last season’s Playoff first round. This year, a halftime performer got his leg stuck in the rim and clanged his chin on metal on a mistiming trampoline jump.
Knicks center Eddy Curry has taken custory of his son, Noah Henry-Curry. In January. police had found Noah in the room where his mother, Nova Henry, 24, and 10-month-old sister Ava were murdered. Nova Henry’s former attorney and ex-boyfriend, Fredrick Goings of Chicago, has been charge in the murders.
Suns guard Leanardo Barbosa will likely miss the remainder of the season with a hyperextended knee. Fortunately, he won’t be missing any playoff time.
Not exactly a shocker here: “Growing up in McLeansboro, Ill., Jazz coach Jerry Sloan’s family didn’t get a phone for the first time until his junior year in high school. So you can only imagine the fun Wednesday in trying to explain Twitter to the soon-to-be 67-year-old.
Age limit. What age limit?: “This year or next year, Vaccaro predicted, a player will turn pro and head to Europe after his junior year of high school. If that seems like one more sign of the basketball apocalypse, consider that many of the Europeans who populate NBA rosters began playing professionally as young as 14. In any case, Vaccaro believes Europe should be a destination only for exceptionally talented and relatively mature players.
Word on the street is that the Nets have grown tired of his antics and may cut him loose soon: “The Nets suspended Sean Williams for two games for conduct detrimental to the team…You also have to wonder if Williams, who rejoined the rotation on Feb. 23 and had been playing well, will ever play again for the Nets. There is no word on whether they will waive Williams outright, which a source said yesterday they could at some point.
Jay Triano must be loving this: “A few eyebrows were raised yesterday when Marc Iavaroni attended Raptors practice. Respected throughout the league, Iavaroni will spend the week ‘observing’ the team, a Raptors official said. When he ran the Phoenix Suns, general manager Bryan Colangelo brought in Rick Carlisle for a similar purpose.”
“Add Wally Szczerbiak to this list of Cavaliers wounded. The guard-foward left the game against the Orlando Magic with 3:33 left in the third with a left knee sprain. The team had an MRI performed on Szczerbiak today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.”