The Wire

Stan Van Gundy Stumps for Ewing, Rips Knicks

March 24th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Patrick Ewing and a host of other Knicks greats were feted at the Garden last night. Stan Van Gundy and his Magic were in town, and Orlando’s coach wasn’t exactly in a celebratory mood.


Bill Walton: Still Delightfully Crazy

March 24th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Last week, Harvey Pollack, the legendary Sixers’ statistician, celebrated his 87th birthday. His longtime friend Bill Walton marked the occasion by leaving him precisely what you’d expect a Bill Walton voicemail to sound like.


LeBron on Playing Alongside D-Wade

March 23rd, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
No one enjoys discussing the summer of 2010 more than its biggest fish: LeBron James. He revels in the added attention it brings him, and loves messing with the press about it.
In town to play against the Nets, James was at it again. The AP reports:


A New GM for the Clippers?

March 23rd, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Mike Dunleavy’s reign of ineptitude could soon be coming to an end. Some of it, anyway.
Word on the street is that Donald Sterling is looking to bring in a real GM for his bumbling franchise, and one of the guys reportedly being considered has a long history with the area.


Report: Ricky Rubio is Feeling Draft-y

March 19th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Tired of playing against some of Europe’s fiercest men, according to SI’s Chris Mannix, Ricky Rubio would like to enter the 2009 NBA draft.


Carl Landry Discusses the Shooting

March 19th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Forget the fact that he’s expected to miss very little time after getting shot a couple of nights ago, Carl Landry is thankful and lucky to be alive.
Landry spoke publicly for the first time yesterday about his ordeal, and according to the Rockets forward, the shooting was likely a case of mistaken identity. It was also an unimaginably harrowing experience.


Gerald Wallace Really Hates Hospitals

March 19th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Enough to refuse to visit one despite pleas from his team’s medical staff.
“Crash”, well, crashed yet again last night, and appeared to have badly injured his left knee. Doctors, teammates and fans thought he was done for the night; Wallace had other ideas.
From the Charlotte Observer:


Even More Bad News for the Nets

March 18th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
Just when you think things couldn’t possibly get any worse for New Jersey, they invariably do. As their season implodes, the team must now face the prospect of not having its best player for an extended period of time.
The Nets have just learned that Devin Harris’s shoulder injury is more severe than previously thought:


There Will Be No Twittering on Scott Skiles’s Watch

March 18th, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni
You hear that, Charlie Villanueva? That’s the sound of your tweeting dreams dying, by the small, yet shockingly strong hands of your coach.
You’re not gonna believe this, but Scott Skiles (and his renowned joie de vivre) has told Charlie V to never use Twitter again during halftime of an NBA game. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: