I would be very fascinated by the Bulls if they weren't my team. I don't like it as much as my team, running hard for for a four seed and a first round exit for reasons which aren't entirely clear. I respect Rondo's Connect Four skills but don't actually want him on the basketball team, and the Wade deal feels like every aging one team star who ends up on some other team for a couple forgettable years. This is Jordan on the Wizards. I don't want to be the Wizards. No one wants to be the Wizards.
Between the mouth guard incident, Ayesha Curry and Durant signing with them, the Warriors made one of the biggest heel turns I can remember in sports.
Meanwhile, I used to not like Westbrook very much because he just seems angry all the time, but now I'm all in on him just going nuts on people. I think we just witnessed the closest thing we'll ever see to the Bret Hart/Stone Cold double turn.
OKC should really trade Westbrook now, since there is a zero percent chance he re-signs. If the Thunder lose both Durant and Westbrook for nothing in free agency, Presti should be fired.
The crazy thing is, however, the Thunder would absolutely have been major title contenders if Durant had stayed, since the Oladpio deal was a borderline steal. I can understand the franchise not wanting to totally commit to a rebuild when they were so close, but the alternative is dealing Westbrook now for as much as possible to restock the cupboard rather than get jack-all for him next summer.
George Michael weighed his options. Maeby had chastised him for not taking risks, and what would be a bigger risk than perpetuating a lie about software just to ignite the passions of a woman? Of course it would be a lie, and since Maeby wouldn't know it was a lie, he wouldn't appear to be taking a risk. Perhaps the bigger risk was to tell his father he was lying, that he came up with it because he wanted his father to leave so he could enjoy what remained of his senior year. After all, he wondered, wouldn't that be the course of action taken by an overtly sexual man, a man who owns a pair of matador pants? He had not responded now for 41 seconds according to his unfailing internal clock, and it was time to come clean.
Monta Ellis, who last year led the Dallas Mavericks in scoring, has signed a 4-year, $44 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers also retained the services of Rodney Stuckey, who signed for 3 years at $21 million.