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|Marquis Daniels' scoring hasn't equaled victories for Dallas.|
|The odds are stacked against Kimani Ffriend sticking with Sacramento.|
Five in all, so you gotta pace yourself. The Kings beat the Clippers at the buzzer. I catch Kimani Ffriend heading off the court. He's an amicable seven-footer out of Kingston, Jamaica. He tells me his story in a deep, soft, island accent that sounds like this: "I go from Jamaica to da University of Nebraska. You talkin' culture shock ... mon, you don't know. But it was good for me. No trouble in Nebraska. Then I played pro in China, and then Belgrade. The ball dere in Belgrade is very good. And here I am now wit da Kings." Not for long, I think, but don't say. He just got schooled by big, goofy, efficacious Chris Kaman of the Clippers. The Kings' summer team is run by my former coach at Princeton, the old Yoda, Pete Carril (all 5-foot-5 of him). Pete and I had our "creative differences" way back when, but all is forgiven. I catch his attention as he walks by. "Hey, coach, you won," I say.
|Former Princeton head man Pete Carril just can't stop coaching.|
|Shaun Livingston can't play for real, so he's playing video games instead.|
|Ben Wallace may be quiet off the court, but he's dominant on it.|