Bernard King’s Journey to Springfield: “Bernard King was unstoppable once he got the ball…a tremendous offensive force for many years in the NBA.” -Pat Williams, Senior VP, Orlando Magic.
1- USA Today on a 16 year-old high school basketball who died three days after he collapsed during a pre-season workout. Adam Smith, 16, died Sunday night at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. The Buford High School junior was taken to the hospital Thursday after he collapsed on the floor while running. School officials say Smith fell moments after he told a teacher he didn’t feel well.
2-Happy Birthday: Rick Pitino (60), the late Dennis Johnson would have been (58), Toni Kukoc (44).
3-Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press on a Michigan State freshman who will be out 4-6 months.
Did you see the end of the New York Giants-Tampa Bay Bucs game this past Sunday? Winding down the final few seconds, Eli Manning took a knee to run out the clock on the last play. The Bucs defensive line bum-rushed the Giants O-line knocking Eli to the ground. That set off Giants head coach Tom Coughlin who went after the Bucs head coach on the handshake line. Sorry sports fans, you just don’t do that.