I think it was Jemele (via Stephen A.)who alerted the twitterspere about Shaq’s trade around 11 or 12 last night and for the next 3 hours the entire sports world was abuzz with reactions, rumors, and predictions for next season. I was debating Bomani Jones about what was the better draft…’84 or ’96 and also my normal Nash smash for history when the news hit. Here’s my tweet after the trade went down. For all the criticism the NBA gets, when big stuff like this goes down, there is nothing like it in sports. Shaquille O’Neal does it like no one else. Shaq’s move to join LeBron in Cleveland put the entire draft in his sickdiculous shadow. Crazy stuff. I wonder how it’s all going to play out. Is it Super Bowl time so we can find out ASAP? IMO, trades like this only exacerbate thinking that teams are better than they actually are. Dwight Howard has to be licking his Leviathan chops. Bang on him Dwight like you are the prototypical John Connor trying to eliminate John Connor from the primitive back end of Krypton. In the NBA, the best team always wins. I’m still going with Boston over LA with Andre Miller working the triangle in his home town. I’ll have a draft preview up on Ebonyjet.com later.
A Cleveland breakdown. Hope it works out for you LeBron. (Plain Dealer)
Same thing from Phoenix. Steve Kerr better get this team back on track quick. (AZ Central)
Phil Jackson will not have a part time gig. (The Daily Breeze)
Yao’s still has a bad foot. (Houston Chronicle)
Ray Ratto on the US upset of top ranked Spain. Don’t follow soccer like that, but I know enough that his is a shocker. (SF Gate)
Cats are killing football coaches now? RIP (Des Moines Register)
When being underrated is a crime. Rass Kass is possibly the lyricist GOAT
So bad, had to rock Kass twice
The last and most provoctive part of Todd Boyd’s interview will go up next week.