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Tuesday And-1 links: Jason Segel was a high school teammate of Jason Collins

Apr 30, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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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 Stephen Curry loves the three ball.

• Jason Segel — you know him from “How I Met Your Mother” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and, frankly his best work, “The Muppets” movie — was a high school teammate of Jason Collins. Segel was a big off the bench for Harvard-Westlake… although when you’re an average high school big man off the bench behind two future NBA seven-footers (Jason and his brother Jarron) you don’t get a lot of quality minutes. Still, impress your girlfriend with that trivia later.

• Here’s a report that Jeff Weltman, an assistant GM in Milwaukee, is the early favorite to become the Suns new GM.

• For the second straight year, Jason Kidd won the NBA’s Sportsman of the Year award.

• Former NBA All-Star Chris Gatling (yes he was in 1997) is facing criminal charges for being a squatter in an Arizona home.

• We told you before the Toronto Raptors were considering making a run at Phil Jackson to take over as president of their organization. ESPN says they are going to make their pitch this week. Jackson will listen and think it over. But accepting it is another matter.

Pau Gasol says he would prefer to be back with the Lakers next season. Kobe Bryant says he wants Gasol back. Yet Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was clear on Tuesday that he’s going to look at trades.

A ranking of the NBA arenas… with San Antonio’s AT&T Center on top of the list.

J.R. Smith takes some just terrible shots, but he makes them more often than other NBA players.

• Smith is also on this list of bad shot takers/makers from SI, as is Carmelo Anthony.

Paul George‘s sister is better at basketball than you are.

• The U.S. Attorney’s office is going after a company that allegedly defrauded the NBA Players Union of $3 million.

• A great look at Andrew Bogut, Ty Lawson and four guys quietly impacting these playoffs by our man Rob Mahoney at SI.

Who are the next Shane Battiers of the league?

  1. asimonetti88 - Apr 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Chris Gatling squatted on a few NBA rosters so he has experience with that.

  2. kingbeason52 - Apr 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Awesome..I hope the next article tells us what Jason Collins had for breakfast..Cant wait!!

    • badintent - May 1, 2013 at 3:56 AM

      Of course , he ate a long, big sausage that look like a ………………………………………..
      Then he ate some BuckWheat pancakes and downed a big Bloody Mary with a pink umbrella

  3. mazblast - May 1, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    So Jason Segel was on Jason Collins’ team way back in high school. What does he want for that, a medal? A cookie? Is some Hollywood guy going to give us deep personal insights about someone he knew over 15 years ago?

    • herkulease - May 1, 2013 at 1:18 AM

      He wants nothing. Its doesn’t even have any comments from anyone. Its an attempt at a Jason Collins story. They ran out of things to talk about so they dug into the LA Times archive about his high school team then connected that Jason Segel mentioned in the article is the actor Jason Segel.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 - May 1, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    AND???

  5. broncobeta - May 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    “For the second straight year, Jason Kidd won the NBA’s Sportsman of the Year award.”

    Will he accept it at his DUI hearing?

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