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Tuesday And-1 links: Chris Bosh to guest star on Disney Channel’s “Jessie”

Jan 15, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


Here is our regular 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 like your grandma loves QVC…

• If you don’t have a tween daughter, you probably don’t know much about Disney Channel’s “Jessie.” I could try to fill you in, but really you don’t want me to, all you need to know is that Chris Bosh will be the guest star on the episode that airs Friday night (8:30 ET). The episode revolves around Bosh playing against one of the character’s teams (sure, that seems fair) and losing the lucky socks he has not washed since 10th grade. Once washed, Bosh isn’t sure he can dunk ever again. Actually, my guess is rebound but whatever, this is television.

• The Kings Tomas Robinson was in an auto accident and damaged his Porsche Monday night after the Kings win at home. Fortunately he was not injured.

Pau Gasol has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Lakers game due to the concussion he suffered.

• Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins criticizes modern basketball analytics — the “moneyball” numbers — in a radio interview. Does he know who just bought the team? A numbers guy, who went and hired among others John Hollinger to beef up the analytics the team uses. Not smart.

• By the way, I understand the “analytics can’t tell you everything” argument about basketball. Thing is, if you talk to Daryl Morey or John Hollinger or the rest of the elite numbers guys, they watch more basketball than you or I, have a sharp eye, understand what numbers can and can’t do for them. Why do you think Morey has been going hard after superstar players the last couple years? Het gets you need those to win no matter who your coach is or what analytics you use.

• Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant were your players of the week for last week. Jennings averaged 24.5 points and 6.5 assists per game for the week. Durant scored better than 25 points in each of the Thunder’s four games last week.

• Look for Danny Granger to be back in late January or early February.

Great story at Grantland about how the careers of Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace have intertwined and brought them both to New York this year.

• A Dirk Nowitizki Q&A where he says he is not leaving Dallas. As if we expected otherwise.

• The Nets new “borough” jerseys are not the best of the Nets new gear. (In general Nets apparel is reportedly selling very, very well by the way.)

Andray Blatche talks a little about the investigation of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in his room in Philadelphia (he did not perpetrate the crime but the level of his involvement is not known, the investigation is ongoing).

• Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas have worked out their beef and are friends again. I knew you’d be happy for them.

• Former Raptors coach Kevin O’Neill has been fired as the coach at USC.

• Finally, some Nets players learn some Russian:

  1. lakerluver - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Bosh on the Disney channel?!! Figures.

    • pl4tinum514 - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      But have you seen the lips on her?

    • raidmagic - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      Maybe while he’s there they can teach him how to rebound.

      • dls612 - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        My sentiments exactly! Cause Disney is the perfect way to describe his game! Riley get on his ass cause ya boy spoelstra is scared of him and the other players!

  2. paulhargis53 - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    You have your nerve lakerluver. Being that you and pricejustin were the inspiration for Brokeback Mountain….

  3. pricejustin24 - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Did you come up with this all by yourself^

  4. paulhargis53 - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    It wasn’t meant to be funny princess.
    The truth rarely is.

    • progress2011 - Jan 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      I found it to be quite comical……AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !

  5. raidmagic - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    With any luck they tie and neither of you will post again…

    • saint1997 - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      haha oath

    • spthegr8 - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      LMAO!!!!!! That was funny!!!

  6. lakerluver - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Don’t waste your time, pj24, little paulie has 2 or 3 other usernames.

    • saint1997 - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      dude, get a life!

  7. cantonbound13 - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Disney must be introducing a new character in Mr Softee.

  8. paulhargis53 - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    So says lakerluver/bozosforall (insert eyeroll).

    WHEN you lose, you’d just make another screen name, so what’s the point?

    It’ll be satisfaction enough watching you implode the rest of the year. You’ve made a complete a** out of yoursel already and its fascinating to watch. You’re so wrapped up in combatting me. I bet your eyes are bulging, your face is red and you’re drooling on your keyboard you’re so angry.
    Relax princess, you don’t want to have a gripper.
    I’ve made my bets for the year with LL and malt.
    I have nothing to gain in making a bet.

    You are a skidmark on the underwear of life, and as such, would be back on under an alias.

  9. savvybynature - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    You think Bosh gets more or less than 1 rebound in the episode?

  10. saint1997 - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    what a horrible life you must lead that you just want to start fights on the internet. My feelings for you mirror my feelings for the lakers. When i see you struggle, it just makes me sad now

  11. pricejustin24 - Jan 15, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Stay of it chumps

  12. paulhargis53 - Jan 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Why bet with a felcher such as yourself?
    You know you’d Bevin under another name bozo- dont think I didn’t see the puh-c comment before…..

    I bet your mother boos at her vagina every time she looks at you.

    I’d rather point and laugh at you anyway.
    You’re entertaining in a car crash sort of way.

  13. Jeff - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Couldn’t care less about Bosh’s entertainment ventures

  14. heatrule - Jan 16, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    We should trade bosh for Mickey mouse, he’s probably a better rebounder

  15. danfrommv - Jan 16, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    And here it goes…one championship and then all the distractions…this is one reason why it is so hard to repeat, the other being that EVERY team gets amped up for you every game.

  16. dko83 - Jan 16, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Yet PBT still has no moderator… I’d do it for free.

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