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Monday And-1 links: Trayvon’s father thanks Heat players

Mar 26, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

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Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• The father of Trayvon Martin thanked the Miami Heat for their support.

• The Knicks are dreaming big — over each Knicks locker is a picture of the Larry O’Brien trophy. Dreaming may be the key word in that first sentence.

Stephen Curry is off to see another ankle specialist. I’d be shocked if we see him again this season.

• The Timberwolves will be without center Nikola Pekovic — you know, the guy who looks like “Non” from Superman II — for most of this week due to bone spurs in his right ankle.

• Speaking of little-discussed injuries, Monta Ellis seems to have something going on with his finger in Milwaukee. He’s not supposed to miss any games, but it’s something to watch.

• In case you missed it, Iranian born center Hamed Haddadi had 10 points for the Grizzlies Sunday night in just 13 minutes of play.

• Here are some interesting thoughts on the first episode of Mad Men this season.

• Come on Memphis, if Marc Gasol gets switched on to Chris Paul, you’ve at least got to be there with rotation help. This just ends poorly for Gasol.

Cool video of Orlando blowing up the old Amway Center. Not so cool: A guy two blocks away got hit with shrapnel from the blast.

• Here’s the risks to playing in Europe — Sonny Weems says he can’t get his team to properly treat his injury, and from the photo it’s a bad one.

• Memphis’ Gilbert Arenas says he is back to being his old self.

DeMar DeRozan’s ankle kept him out Saturday night — the first game he’s missed in about two years.

• Andrei Kirilenko may stay in Europe next season, but he will listen to offers from the NBA.

Here’s a Q&A with the latest Clipper Nick Young.

• Or, if you prefer, here is a Q&A with Gerald Green.

• If you missed how the OKC crowd welcomed Derek Fisher, here it is.

• The Warriors have assigned Chris Wright to D-League.

  1. chargerdillon - Mar 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Originally I was on Trayvon’s side but as you start realize how sensationalized this story is and how little of the real facts we know.

    Everything thats going on is made so that the white man with the gun shot a little black kid in a gated community he didnt belong to.

    Right or wrong somebody died. Nobody BUT NOBODY knows what totally happened there but the guy who shot somebody. Why isnt he being prosecuted?

    The only thing the Heat players are doing is reacting to a black person being shot because for the most part they are black players. Their actions in my opinion to show support for someone who is now dead without knowing the whole story is just as ignorant as any form of racism.

    Ignorant ass people across this country are supporting a person who got killed because of the color his skin and not the actions he chose to make.

    If he turns out to be guilty for killing this kid, im all for punishment, but people shouldn’t be rushing to conclusions as they are. Especially not million dollar atheletes who would probably call the cops on a tatt’d out black guy walking through their neighborhood too.

  2. spellingcopfather - Jul 3, 2012 at 4:10 AM

    Everything thats going on is made so that the white man with the gun shot a little black kid in a gated community he didnt belong to………………………………….how in the hell you figure the kid did not not belong in that area? is there a sign around the place that states (Whites only)? I think its best if you keep your comments to your self man.

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