BTI RANT OF THE DAY: LOOK AT THAT PICTURE VERY CLOSELY. I don’t need to tell you what it is of, but please look at where Courtney Lee’s body is while trying to shoot a layup to win an NBA Finals game. His entire body is behind the backboard, while also having a 7-footer try and block it. And yet, as is typical, the national media has gone to the extreme caling it ONE OF THE BIGGEST GAFFES IN NBA HISTORY. I will admit, I got to know Courtney some while at WKU and really like the guy, so I am biased and hate this negative publicity for him. And he should more often than not make that shot. But to call it an all-time choke is RIDICULOUS. Is it a bigger choke than John Stark’s 2-19 performance in Game 7 of the NBA Finals? Is it a bigger choke than when Isiah Thomas threw the pass the Larry Bird stole in the Eastern Conference Finals that we see so much? Is it a bigger choke than Dennis Scott missing FOUR free throws in the final minute of the 1995 NBA Finals? The answer is no, and I sure as hell am rooting for Lee and the Magic to kick some tail in Orlando so this overblowing of a very difficult shot can end.
1. Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin appears to have committed another recruiting violation. And the beat goes on….blah….blah…..blah.
2. Alex Rios of the Toronto Blue Jays is frankly not a good guy. This video explains why. And keep in mind this happened after an 0-5 night at the plate with 5 strikeouts.
3. Since I forgot to mention it yesterday: USA 2, Honduras 1. Here comes a World Cup title. It’s next two games are against Italy and Brazil. I will make you readers a deal: If the U.S. WINS both those games, I will begin using spellcheck on my posts.
4. A guy doing pretty impressive things with a soccer ball (No, seriously)