You know who had a good night on Monday? Devin Harris of the New Jersey Nets. Not only did he score 39 points, but he sunk a game-winning half court shot as time expired to lift his team to a 98-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The entire play was about as nutty as you can get in the NBA, with Harris having his initial shot blocked before recovering to sink the game-winning basket a fraction of a second before time expired.
As BLACK SPORTS ONLINE points out, Harris’ shot raised a whole host of questions: was he fouled in the act of shooting; did he travel after recovering the initial blocked shot; and did he really get the shot off before time expired. Take a look for yourself and be the judge (and please pay attention to Violet Palmer, who emphatically waved off the shot, probably because she’s an awful referee):
As for the 76ers: as THE 700 LEVEL points out, this loss was a microcosm of their season: for the sixth time, they lost a game they were leading with ten seconds to go. So the next time you complain about a close game your team lost, keep in mind that it could be worse - you could be a 76ers fan.
If Devin Harris had a good night on Monday, then the New York Knicks’ Nate Robinson continued his great month of February. Not only did he win the NBA Slam Dunk title by (literally) leaping over Dwight Howard, but he’s been a beast on the court as well. Besides blocking Chris Bosh, Robinson has been on a scoring tear. His 41 points against the Pacers marked the fourth time in the last six game he’s scored 30 points or more, helping lead the way to a 123-119 victory.
Meanwhile, not having such a great day or month is Marvin Harrison. It’s hard to imagine the possibly second-greatest wide receiver in NFL history playing for another team than the Indianapolis Colts, but that’s the real possibility after the INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that Harrison is all but certain to be cut by the team, barring a last-ditch effort by team owner Robert Irsay. Then again, if Jerry Rice can play for the Seahawks…
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- EPIC CARNIVAL has a tale to tell about Randy Johnson, and it’s pretty much the best thing ever. Needless to say, it’s NSFW.
- BLOOMBERG has the latest former MLB player to roll over on Alex Rodriguez: Cal Ripken Jr., who says that Rodriguez’s accomplishments will carry an asterisk with them.
- AOL FANHOUSE wants to introduce you to the first sacrificial lamb on Tiger Woods’ comeback trail: Brendan Jones, his first-round opponent at the Accenture Match Play Championships.
- Would you accept financial advice from Chance Mock, the guy who lost the starting QB job at Texas to Vince Young? Me either, but EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY has his video trying to convince you otherwise:
- Mike Florio of PRO FOOTBALL TALK has his new book out, called “Quarterback of the Future.” And judging by the front cover on his AMAZON.COM page…it’s looking more and more like a watered-down “Encyclopedia Brown” mystery.
- Last year we told you about Christopher Parr, a top HS football recruit charged with aggravated assault after stealing a teen’s hat and shoes. Now KWTX-TV says he’s back in jail, this time on charges of injury to a child.
- John Ireland is a favorite around here, for being one of the few LA sports talking heads to actually know what he’s talking about. But NESW SPORTS has video of the Lakers’ Derek Fisher playfully upstaging him after an interview.
- Whatever you do, DO NOT play a game at Sharks Ice in San Jose. The SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS says that two recreational hockey players died within hours of each other at the facility. Hollywood is standing by to turn this into a lousy teen horror movie.