Today's Names to Know in today's Sporting News column:
Michael Beasley, Tom Brady, Plaxico Burress, Johan Santana and Peter Greenberg, LeBron, Jason Kidd, Devin Harris, Al Jefferson, Jamario Moon, Steve Mariucci, Al Saunders, Terrelle Pryor, Mike Marshall and More!
UPDATE: It's obvious that my personal snub of Paul Pierce as an All-Star reserve was met with a karmic payback of Joakim Noah inexplicably not being named to the Rookie roster in the Rookie-Soph game. That's a joke, both because Noah is entertaining and because he is among the rookie leaders in PER. (Think it's punishment for his rebellious attitude earlier this season?)
And, in case you missed it, scroll down to the next post for a trip in the way-back machine to my days editing Dr. Z and Peter King...