SUNDAY’S OUTSIDE SHOTS
The last game of a 10 hour day yesterday saw a player from Camp Darryl score 52 points. Most incredible thing was he shot 23-24 from the FT line. Early on he missed his first attempt and then made 23 straight. This player was totally in the zone. Enjoyed watching his performance.
Filip Bondy of the New York Daily News with a brief history lesson of the New Jersey Nets.
One day in the locker room, Super John Williamson was unpleasantly surprised to read in The Star-Ledger (a scoop by the late sportswriter Mike Weber) that he was one of the lowest-paid Nets. Sitting on a stool, growing angrier by the moment, Supe threw down the broadsheet and suddenly hurled an ice pack at the unsuspecting general manager, Charlie Theokas. Months later, Williamson grew too large in girth and was shipped to a fat farm under the care of a trainer named Jack Sprat.
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports on the hiring of Larry Brown at SMU
Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News on Bo Ryan and the transfer rule.
“Nobody’s trying to hurt anybody. If the kid doesn’t want to talk to you about a transfer, just do us a favor and go tell the administrator,” Ryan said Thursday. “All we were saying is, ‘If you want to go to one of these schools, come in and talk.’ He doesn’t have to talk to me, but you can talk to a representative of our school.”
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Derek Fisher firing back.