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Monday And-1 links: You could own a shirt like Westbrooks’

May 28, 2012, 7:46 PM 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.

And as the son of a veteran, thanks to all of you serving our nation this Memorial Day.

Russell Westbrook made a statement with his shirt worn to the post-game press conference Sunday night (see photo to the right). I’m not sure what that message was, it was a loud one. And a confusing one for sailors everywhere as it was just a mashup of maritime flags. But Darren Rovell tweets if you like it you can own it, stop by Urban Outfitters. I’m not sure why you would, but you can.

Fun bit of speculation: If the Sixers decide to amnesty Elton Brand, they will make a run at Kris Humphries.

• Along those same lines, expect Lou Williams to opt out in Philly and test the market.

• The Bulls are expected to pick up the option on C.J. Watson for $3.7 million next season. You bet they are. That’s a good deal and Watson could play a big role at the start of the season when Derrick Rose is still recovering from knee surgery.

• By the way, the Bulls are thinking about moving their practice facility from the Chicago burbs into downtown.

Kendrick Perkins doesn’t think Andrew Bynum has a smart game.

• The Hawks reportedly are trying to lure 2009 draft pick Sergiy Gladyr out of Spain to the NBA. He’s a shooting guard who has range, according to reports. (via Hoopshype.)

• A Miami television anchor called the 76ers the “69ers.” Bevis and Butthead thought it was funny.

Great writing on Tim Duncan, well worth reading.

• Via Ball Don’t Lie, we leave you with Shaq in a Chinese beer commercial.

  1. comeonnowguys - May 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    “You could own a shirt like Westbrooks’”

    I could also stick a hot poker in my eyes. Doesn’t mean I’m lining up to do so.

  2. sweetnlow44 - May 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Looks like an idiot.

  3. addict2sport - May 29, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    When did the opinion of Kendrick Perkins begin to carry any weight?

  4. p1nch3dloaf - May 29, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    “And a confusing one for sailors everywhere as it was just a mashup of maritime flags.”

    Actually, it looks like a bunch of fishing lures…

    Maybe he’s prepping himself to be seen with Chuck, Shaq and Kenny on the TNT fishing boat.

    • kavika6 - May 29, 2012 at 3:21 AM

      Ha! He’ll get to actually use it next week when his vacation starts.

      The shirt is pretty bad, but not as bad as his red pants and his Urkel glasses.

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