– Not a bad showing for former Cat Joe Crawford in his first summer league showing against the Pistons last night. Joe went for 9 points and 2 rebounds in 21 minutes in a loss to the Pistons. Your next chance to catch Joe and the Lakers is Sunday night againts the Grizzlies. The games is at 8 pm again and on NBA TV. Interesting side note: A “M. Southall” had a DNP-Coaches decision for the Lakers last night. And, yes, it’s that Michael Southall.
– The Herald-Leader used the Josh Harrellson free throw picture! I repeat: The Herald-Leader used the Josh Harrellson free throw picture! Oh yeah, they also attached a pretty good profile of Harrellson’s development. But, they used the free throw picture!
– The KSR-approved Jody Demling gives us a story on Jeffersontown’s Aaron Cosby, the 70th ranked player in the class of 2010. He has offers from Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Purdue, Dayton and South Carolina, but is getting some attention from the Cats and the Filthy Cards.
– Just like Trick Daddy, Keenan Burton loves the kids. Burton is back in Kentucky as a counselor at the Back 2 Basics football camp in Louisville. It’s always good to see a guy giving back to the community by working with kids.
– Tonight is the night that I know you’ve all be waiting for. Yep, Jose Canseco and former Eagles kick returner Vai Sikahema finally do battle in the ring.
– I feel like we were very close to the world being thrown upside down and our leader becoming Stephen Curry sometime in late March of this year. Well, don’t rest too comfortably because Curry is working on his game and ready to make the NCAA scream for mercy again this season. Consider this your warning.
– A quick non-sports related story: Former Bush spokesman Tony Snow passed away from colon cancer. I generally make it a rule to avoid politics like the plague on this site, but I definitely think this is worth mentioning. Snow served as the press secretary for the White House and then as a conservative commentator for CNN, but is best known for being one of the most optimistic and polite human beings ever to step foot on this planet. I caught a speech by Snow when I was in D.C. earlier in the year and was amazed at how engaging he was and how he was able to captivate people of all political views. Snow was definitely one of the most beloved people in political circles and his infectious optimism as he battled cancer alone is worth giving him a mention in this little space. Snow was 53.