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|LeBron is the league's new Boss.|
|MORE SPORTS GUY|
The Sports Guy revisited:
• Installing the NBA upgrade
• Diary of Mike & The Mad Dog
• Sports Guy's World
|So who's the real MVP?|
|Don't let the outfit fool you. Bruce was spotted at the Clippers-Suns game cheering for L.A. (of course).|
|QUALITY QUESTIONS THAT JUST DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT|
Elgin Baylor wins Executive of the Year. A "Real World" cast member (Jacinda Barrett) is starring in her second blockbuster film. You're creating a fantasy league based on US Weekly while claiming to be straight, married and with child. Next, I am going to read that Dustin Diamond is playing Ralph Hinkley/Hanley in the inevitable "The Greatest American Hero" film. Is the world coming to an end?
-- Sean Kelly, Los Angeles Can you think of any award in pro sports that is more emasculating than the Lady Byng? Who would be proud to say "Hey, I won the Lady Byng!"
-- Shawn, Newport Beach, Calif. You mentioned how there is so much tension in the Lakers-Sun series, but during the fight between Sasha and Nash you could actually see what Kobe said when they bumped into each other. He looks at Nash and says: "Hey! HEY STEVE NASH!" and runs over. My friends and I think that is quite possibly the funniest way ever to confront someone. So now anytime anything good or bad happens to Nash it's "HEY STEVE NASH!"
-- J. Waterhouse, Los Angeles In the Pearl Jam/NBA column, you either missed the most obvious lyric or passed on it: I know one day you'll have a beautiful life
I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky
Why, why, why can't it be
Can't it be mine Sung by Joe Dumars, to Darko.
-- Martin Del Vecchio, Gloucester, Mass. Hey there, Midas Touch Simmons: First the woeful Pats become your industry-standard NFL dynasty. Then the loveable loser Red Sox win the WS (now you can die in peace). Now the FREAKING CLIPPERS win a playoff series? Have you thought about advisory roles? Like, say, wealth management or real estate deals where you get paid to "bless" possible investments/deals? At this rate, I'm convinced that you could turn around Bush's presidency.
-- Dave Lederhos, Denver I think I have found the male equivalent for the female longing to cuddle after sex, and their apparent empty feeling if they don't get the affection. It's the quick cut to the "Good Night" screen on the "Extra Innings" baseball package immediately following the last out. Couldn't they give us two minutes of postgame? Maybe even a commercial break and then some local commentary just to wind things down a little and show me you really care? Is it too much to ask?
-- Will, Berkeley, Calif. Do you think Keith Hernandez was auditioning to replace Champ Kind as the sports reporter for the Channel 5 News Team in San Diego?
-- Kris, New York Game 3 of the Clippers-Nuggets series -- midway through the first quarter, after the Nuggets had recovered from an early hole and gone on a big run, the play-by-play guy asks Collins, "Doug, in the playoffs, how often did you have to tell your team, 'If they fell behind early to just weather the first 8-9 minutes and regroup?' " The only thing that would have topped asking a coach with a career 15-23 playoff record such a question would be if he kept pestering Collins until he got an answer -- "Seriously, Doug, how many times did you have to tell your team to 'weather the storm and regroup'? All 38? 25 out of 38?"
-- Jeremy, Columbia, S.C.