The Starting Five Tip Off For Tuesday April 24, 2012: Are the Saints in Trouble Again?

Welcome to The Starting Five Tip-Off – linking you to the top news and sports stories of the day. This is a daily feature that I hope will become a staple on the site.

We’ll start of with a Sportsblot, featuring one of the most bizarre moments in NBA history. It happened on this day in 1983.

If there is any truth to these Saints eavesdropping allegations, the repercussions could be epic: (ESPN)


Ladies: Which NBA Player Are You? Vol. 1 (The Sports Fan Journal)


The San Antonio Spurs claim the top spot in the West for the second straight year: (WaPo)


Former Arkansas Football assistant John L. Smith leaves Weber State, returns to coach Razorbacks for one season:  (Oakland Tribune)


James Harden day-to-day as OKC Thunder hold their breath: (Tulsa World)


Metta World Peace awaits word from NBA (WaPo) on likely suspension and offers apology to Harden via Twitter


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells the soon to be former NJ Nets, “Don’t let the door hit ya!” (ESPN)

We highlighted Brian Dawkins’ retirement yesterday, here’s a conference call with Philly reporters. He said winning the NFC Championship was the biggest moment of his career: (CBS Philly)

Deion Sanders tweets photos (since taken down) of he and his sons filling out police reports after accusing his estranged wife of assault (Yahoo)


Danny Ainge, the NBA’s favorite whipping boy fights back against a Tree!

Funniest thing on the damn planet right now. What the hell?


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