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PBT Tuesday morning one liners (with extra LeBron)

Jun 14, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

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The Governor of Ohio made the Dallas Mavericks all honorary Ohioans for beating the Miami Heat.

It went away during the Eastern Conference finals, but LeBron James is bringing back the chalk toss next season.

Here is someone sticking up for LeBron James and his choice to move in the face of all the hate lately. I honestly wonder if LeBron had handled the whole decision in a more low-key way if there would still be a lot of hate coming at him? My guess is there would be.

The Mavericks want to bring free agent Caron Butler back. The interest is mutual.

Bonzi Wells wants another shot with the Knicks.

RIP former All-Star forward Mike Mitchell.

Great feature on what former Bull Toni Kukoc is up to these days.

Ray Allen is staying with the Boston Celtics. Of course. Everyone knew this would happen but it is official now.

Thanks to the guys at the Good Men Project for having me as part of their Talking with Balls series (if you could talk to one of the NBA’s talking balls from the ads, what would it be). Great stuff.

If the goal is to improve the defense in Golden State, why trade Monta Ellis instead of Stephen Curry?

A gallery of what some NBA stars looked like in high school.

Allan Houston will run the Knicks new D-League team, which could be a step toward being a general manager.

Troy Hudson has launched an interesting new site called, trying to get exposure for guys on the fringe who want an NBA shot.


  1. tashkalucy - Jun 14, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Friday is Lebron James Day in Ohio…..

    Everyone gets to leave work 12 minutes early.

  2. purdueman - Jun 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Rumor has it that every NBA team next season is planning on playing “Send In The Clowns” just prior to the Heat starting lineup introductions!

  3. thetooloftools - Jun 14, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Here In Cleveland, we called them “The Mavaliers” because we adopted them in the playoff finals.
    Job well done.
    Any team that can stand between “The Collusionists” and a championship is my new favorite team.
    Nobody craps on Cleveland like we’re supposed to “just get over it”.
    Miami fans will learn LeBron is full of crap with all his broken promises.
    As of now he’s right……”not 1, not 2, not 3″ … in fact NOT ANY LeBron.
    I hope you didn’t buy a jewelry box there Chief.
    From now on when someone doesn’t show up in big moments they will be “Pulling A Bron”.

    • edweird0 - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      Just with you starting off with “Here In Cleveland….”, I already felt bad enough for you. Its ok, you guys hold onto that hate. Your gunna need it for the years to come rebuilding that team. As for Miami, we have 4 more legitimate chances at getting another title so no need to sweat anything anytime soon. I guess its the awesome weather and beautiful beaches that allows us to be so laidback with it and have the “we’ll get ’em next year” attitude. I can understand how living in Ohio might make just that much harder to get over shit when all you see around you is shit. Get over yourself you tool. Please, for your community and everyone else.

      • purdueman - Jun 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM

        Ya, who doesn’t love that mid-summer weather in Miami? 90 degree temperatures, 98% humidity and pouring rain every evening. Sounds like a regular tropical paradise all right!

  4. almzor - Jun 14, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    “I honestly wonder if LeBron had handled the whole decision in a more low-key way if there would still be a lot of hate coming at him?”

    Do Mello, Amare, Boozer, Bosh, or any of the other big names of last summer have lot of hate streaming their way? Maybe from individual fan bases, but not from the nation. Had LeBron not turned his free agency into the biggest media debacle in sports he would be right there with everyone else. Instead he’s stuck in an unflattering spotlight by himself and there are a lot of sports fans laughing at him.

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