While the trade deadline for MLB has just passed (4:00 PM E.S.T,) the big news of the day is in the NBA and Kevin Garnett’s escape from Minnesota. Mired on a losing team in a loser city, KG is now King of Green, becoming a boston Celtic this afternoon in the biggest trade for a single player in NBA history. It took a total of FIVE players AND two first round draft picks to pry Garnett from the Timberwolves. Many people see this as Minnesota G.M. Kevin McHale’s final move as a Celtic. As we all know, McHale and Bird and Ainge won three rings together as Celtic’s, and now McHale has traded his franchise player to the franchise that gave him a career as well as his good buddy Danny Ainge. Ainge is currently the G.M. of the Celtics.
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Sir Charles is at it again. This time he claims to have won $700,000 Superbowl weekend in Vegas, betting the Colts and playing black jack. Not bad for a few days of drinking in the desert, but only a drop in the bucket the $2.5 MILLION he claims to have lost in one night last year. “It’s a stupid, bad habit. I have a problem,” Barkley said. “But the problem is when you can’t afford it. I can afford to gamble.” I dunno WHAT TNT is paying him, but two-point-five is a little more than a half time show for the NBA.
So with three rings in hand and no Shaq in sight, Kobe appears to be trying to “Be like Mike” as they say. Jackie McMullan wrote this about it for ESPN. Kobe’s apparently stepped up his game along with his jersey number, trying to help his teamate’s play better. He even offered to watch Hakeem Olajuwon tapes with his center, Andrew Bynum. What? Maybe he’ll bring popcorn and “not” do anything. Good luck Kobe! Mike tried with Kwame Brown and that didn’t work out, maybe you’ll have better results!