KG may not have been named NBA MVP, but he sure put on an MVP performance last night.
That's the lead of my Sporting News column this morning, where I slap Pierce and Allen (and, oh yes, LeBron) for ineffectiveness, before praising KG's series-defining performance.
Considering the stats and the circumstances, it was the worst game of LeBron's career -- and missing the very clear chance to steal Game 1 in Boston (given the Celtics' massive problems on the road in the playoffs) may be the game LeBron regrets most in his career.
It was your average night in MLB: Gavin Floyd almost threw a no-hitter, Josh Hamilton continued to surge through the season, Scott Olsen continued to tempt with his talent (even if he's a bit of a hot-head). Oh, and Joba lost the game for the Yankees in the 9th; time to start him.
I question whether lowering academic standards is worth it if it means taking your football program from chump to champ; I side firmly with David (Cook) over David (Archuleta); and I praise A-Rod for fainting during his daughter's birth.
Oh, and more from the Tebow-circumcision beat. Because that's the greatest story ever.
Here's the link to the column. I'm traveling today, so unlikely to post this afternoon, but I'll see what happens.
UPDATE: If you haven't read Spencer Hall's interview with Buzz Bissinger, it really is one of the best give-and-takes of the past week's Bissinger meme.