“I need an Around-the-Way Guard…”Two Weeks Notice.
Effectively, that’s what the top-seeded Indiana Pacers were served during the Atlanta Hawks’ last trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the site of tonight’s Game 1 matchup (7:00 PM Eastern, SportSouth, ESPN).
Up until then, the Pacers were teetering on the edge of a mutinous implosion. Paul George struggled to find his jumper (39.6 FG% post-All-Star-Break), while a benched Roy Hibbert was back to sulking on the sideline and moping in the locker room, David West feuded with the refs...
You’ll forgive Milwaukee Bucks fans if they’re paying even less attention than Atlanta Hawks fans to tonight’s matchup at BMO Harris Bradley Center (8 PM Eastern, SportSouth, Fox Sports Wisconsin).
There will probably be fewer attendees for this one than participants in Ekpe Udoh’s Book Club. But each Buck fan will have one eye darting at the sudden changes in the owner’s box, and the other aimed toward the goings-on over in Durham, North Carolina.
Today, Kohl and the Gang reached a half-billion-buck deal with a pair of filthy-rich hedge funders who have pinkie-swore they’ll never pack up this franchise and ship them out of America...
He goes hard in the... yeah, you know. "Cover the Earth!"
Surely you remember that hapless kid, back in the day, who was a pushover patsy in the sandlot and a boundless source for extra lunch money? What’s that? “Sounds like a personal problem,” you say? Fine then, never mind.
But you do recall those Charlotte Bobcats, don’t you? The ones formerly led by Meddling Michael in the player personnel office? The guys that took Sean May and Adam Morrison in the lottery? The team that finally clawed their way into the playoffs, then promptly undertook a fire sale the next season? The team that drafted Tobias Harris, then traded him, and their leading scorer, for Bismack Bi...