King James vs. the Kings (ESPN, 10:30), in the new No. 23's real NBA debut. Meet Doug Christie, Sacto's nasty defensive specialist.
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Two Words For You:
In his NBA regular-season debut
tonight, LeBron wears two targets:
On his back: From fellow rookies (Miami's Dwyane
Wade already put up 18 in a L to the Sixers last
On his front: From every vet with something to
prove. Not to mention the fans' highest expectations
for an NBA rookie -- ever.
Is LeBron the next MJ? Magic? Dr. J? Actually,
if you're looking for an appropriate comparison this
season, he's a bulkier version of ... Brent Barry.
Before you scoff: 15 pts, 7 ast, 5 reb per game (that's Barry per-48 minute average). Biggest difference
is that 'Bron only wishes he could shoot like Brent.
Who needs Kobe? Hey, after the Lakers
ran over the Mavs without him, someone has
to say it.
Seamlessly integrating Payton and Malone in Game
1, the Lakers flashed potential that they
would be just fine without Kobe.
Feud quashed or not, Kobe's threat to bolt the
team as a free agent after this season is still legit.
Now it just makes even more sense to trade him.
Registered a lot of scoffs yesterday
from people who were sure that the Kobe-Shaq feud was
NOT an act. OK, then how about Kobe's awkward,
Oscar-worthy sideline rah-rah taps toward Shaq last
My testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee, meeting this morning about the BCS and
its exclusion of the small conferences:
||IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE FULL QUICKIE
|TODAY'S THREE HOTTEST STORIES|
1 LeBron James gets his first look at the real NBA life|
2 Lakers crush Mavs and look awesome, even w/o Kobe
3 Senators meet to rip on BCS: No better things to do?
|THREE STORIES YOU SHOULD JUST LET GO|
1 Mavs as Laker-killers: New talent, new unis, old results|
2 THG availability: Forget about it after FDA ban Tuesday
3 Insisting there's no QB controversy in Miami: Oh really?
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|P2: Simmons' NBA Preview|
|NBA Season Preview|
|CFB: Power 16|
|Ranking Halloween Candy:|
|But not a meal replacement|
|Kids will come back twice|
|Except the green ones|
|You'll be up all night|
|A classic; freezer-bound|
Massive solar blast at noon: Should we be concerned?
Radiation? No sweat. Screw up my cell phone?
NBA East rankings: NJ, DET, IND, PHI, ORL, CHI, BOS,
NBA West rankings: LAL, SA, SAC, DAL, MIN, HOU, POR,
Allen Iverson learned from his summer USA Hoops
experience: He dropped 11 dimes to go with his usual
sick scoring (26 pts) ...
New study links kids' reading problems to too much TV.
Bah: I watched a ton of TV and me don't have no
language problem ...