Steve Kerr not thrown out of Sunday’s 112-95 loss to the Lakers? Even after an egregious miss of a double-dribble call late in the game? This tells us one of three things:
- Kerr is not an abuse finisher, and this will work against him in the postseason.
- J.T. Orr is a spectacularly oblivious official for not noticing Kerr.
- J.T. Orr is a diabolically clever official who told himself, “Oh no, pal. You’re going to stay here and watch the rest of this piefight lie the rest of us.”
I desperately want it to be No. 3.
[INSTANT REPLAY: Lifeless Warriors handed sixth loss by Lakers]
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Speaking of which, here is your Who Do They Love The Most update, requested by nobody and updated solely for your irritation.
Kobe Bryant has played before more fans (1,223,165 fans) than either Stephen Curry (1,178,515) or LeBron James (1,207,568). Bryant has also played before fewer empty seats (7,742 standing-room fans above capacity) than Curry (plus-5,504) or James (minus-8,686). James has played before a higher per game average (19,796) than either Curry (19,319) or Bryant (19,111).
So it’s Bryant in his farewell tour, followed by Curry (who was loved by the entire nation before he decided to miss more shots than he took Sunday) and then James (who has had a mediocre year as a general manager). And the dateless fantasy geek contingent aside, nobody ever went to a schoolyard with a ball imagining that he or she was the team's general manager.
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Running back Tre Mason is the first Los Angeles Ram to be arrested in 21 years – and yes, I’m playing with geography and time like the low-grade pedant I am.
Anyway, he was charged with resisting arrest, marijuana possession, reckless driving, and not registering his car after being arrested in Hollywood.
Sadly, it was Hollywood, Florida, otherwise he could be the first Los Angeles Ram to actually be arrested in Los Angeles. We will monitor, and not be surprised a bit if it happens this coming week.
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With the Warriors eating it like Conor McGregor and Holly Holm did the night before, we might be entering the long-awaited global inheritance by the meek.
But if you happen to be one of the meek, don’t bet that way. These are ugly times for decent normal folks, and they’re not getting any better for you.
But if it helps you get through the day, former CSNBA digital wise guy Nancy Gay spent Sunday nailgunning UFC promoter Dana White to his chair for his own good.
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Chase Utley’s two-game suspension for running a stop sign and Ruben Tejada’s leg has reportedly been overturned because the rule that was applied at the time was worded too vaguely.
Utley will be allowed to play two extra exhibition games this spring as a result. And Tejada’s tibia still tells him when it’s about to rain before even meteorologists. Hurray for the violation of the time-space continuum.
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This was one of the top headlines on Yahoo Sports’ front page Sunday:
This is not only known as burying the lede, it’s actually making the headline out of the 114th paragraph.
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Jerry Palm’s bracketology has Cal and St. Mary’s both in Denver, with Cal playing Chattanooga and St. Mary’s playing Baylor – a nice bit of travel serendipity. Joe Lunardi’s bracketology has Cal in Des Moines against Temple and St. Mary’s in St. Louis against Notre Dame.
Guess whom the Bears and Gaels like more today.
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I have known and liked Bernie Lincicome of the Chicago Tribune (and other stops) for many years, and I defend his right to type as he wishes, just as he defends my right to lose my thumbs in an industrial accident.
But whatever point he is trying to make to the current generation with this is probably lost by his cavalier use of The Curry. That’s how debate works now, you see – the hot button you press eradicates whatever else you tried to convey.
That’s why I always tell kids that the most important thing to develop in a career of punditry is target selection.
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And finally, speaking of targets, Curry, Klay Thompson and Bryant combined to go 1-for-23 from three Sunday. That’s in case you wanted to read something about Sunday’s game – this is the only piece of data you actually need.
You’re welcome. Now go away.