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Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Updated: May 16, 10:59 AM ET
What's hot, not for the week

By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

This eBay madness has got to end. Just because a professional athlete spit something out, shaved something off or had something removed does not make it precious or valuable. And it's not like we're talking about Anna Kournikova here. What happened to the days when you could just find some post-surgery bone chips in a dumpster outside the clinic? Now that that's said, I'll be selling my old high school basketball jersey on eBay next week if anyone is interested.

So now that you've got the scoop on one thing that's totally passé, take a look at the rest of what's hot and what's not this week. Feel free to share with your co-workers, buddies and significant others - they will really appreciate you for it:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Manager candidates
Bench coaches (like Tony Pena)

"Interim" managers (like John Mizerock)
Playoff madness NHL Game 7s NBA series that last five games
Potential tennis retirement
Martina Hingis

Goran Ivanisevic
Good seats still available
New Jersey Nets

Charlotte Hornets
Fashion Kobe's full-length leg sleeve Pierce's sweatband-above-ankle
Reason why Mike Dunleavy wants to avoid Clippers He and his limp Duke pedigree will sit behind prep-to-pro D-Miles Consistent with his abilities to be NBA's next Danny Ferry
Irons Nike Titleist
Cubs controversy They just plain suck Stealing signs from Cards
Rivalry Kings-Lakers Kings-Mavericks
Netminder
Curtis Joseph

Patrick Lalime
Hairstyle
Kidd shaves it all

Wallace lets it go
How to bring NFL back to L.A. You know you love the sound of "L.A. Chargers" League-watering-down "expansion"
What Mavs need to get over hump Skills in playoff defense Trade Mike Finley for Yao Ming
Every right to complain
Martina Hingis

Tony Gonzalez
Renaissance Kenny Anderson David Robinson
NHL coaching merry-go-round Ken Hitchcock Ron Wilson
'70s-themed shoe endorser Pete Rose (Pony) Jerry Stackhouse (Nike)
Chicago power pitcher
Mark Buehrle

Kerry Wood
Movie blockbuster
"Star Wars"

"Spider"-Who?
Who should rep Knicks at lottery drawing Pedro Astacio Spike Lee
Reason to leave Browns' front office Head coach does your job better than you "Organizational changes"
Fall programming "Osbournes" rip-off ideas The McDowells (as in Roger) The Tysons (as in Mike)
Conventional wisdom about Ricky Watters Who? Two words: Has-been Versatile backfield threat
Unsettling labor rumors MLB strike NBA strike
eBay auction item (Ed. note: When in Rome...) Relief pitcher's bone chips Starting pitcher's goatee clippings

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays. Got inside scoop on an up-and-coming trend? Want to declare something passé? Send this glimpse of your hipness to hotnotlist@yahoo.com.