Omer Asik has been listed day-to-day with a muscle strain in his left leg. He will receive treatment today and take to the court for a shoot around, where trainers will determine if the big Turk can go tonight. If not, LAPD detective Kurt Thomas will take his stead. KT will make for an interesting change to the back-up role. Where Asik is athletic and active, Sergeant Murtaugh is slow and hangs around the hoop. On the plus side, Thomas does provide the offense with a 15-foot jumper (about 12 feet farther than Aisk’s range).
Hello, Mouth, Let Me Introduce You to Foot. Part 1: Joakim Noah was fined $50K for being a bad little kiddie and saying bad little kiddie things to a Heat fan. Can you really blame him? I mean, the man is on the court when the NBA is playing their Think B4 You Speak ad. He probably never saw the commercial.
Hello, Mouth, Let Me Introduce You to Foot. Part 2: Derrick Rose was quoted as saying that performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) are “huge” in the NBA for ESPN The Magazine. When this came to light, Rose (and do doubt his agent, PR guy, and the like) quickly squashed the story by using the ever-so strong, “I do not recall making the statement,” which is athlete-talk for saying, “Shit, I totally should not have said that. Can we just pretend like it did not happen? Cool.”
The Bulls enter tonight’s game down 1-2 in the series. A Heat victory would give the nation’s most annoying team a strong lead and all of the momentum. And while I am not counting out the Bulls, I realize there is a possibility that I may only be reviewing a few more games before they are eliminated. Therefore, I am shifting to only the very cream of the NB crop of drinks for the reviews for the rest of the series. With that said: