February 9, 2013
Either way, he won't make the playoffs Dallas forward Shawn Marion , on the possibility of being traded to another bad team: "If I'm going to get traded, they're going to tell me what's going on and where I'm going. Because if I'm going to a . . . situation, I'm not going. It's just that simple. " Waiting to exhale Miami forward Chris Andersen , on the all-out effort he gives the Heat: "No matter the situation, I'm just going to keep on playing until I'm out of breath.
February 4, 2013 |
BlackBerry's relaunch includes one new bookish wrinkle: It's doing a year-long project with writer Neil Gaiman. The collaborative project will be written in monthly installments by Gaiman, using ideas and inspiration from readers inspired to join in. In BlackBerry's video (below) promoting the project, which it's calling "A Calendar of Tales," Gaiman tromps around in the snow, reads at a bookstore and, of course, taps away at a new BlackBerry. Gaiman doesn't say anything particularly unusual in the video.
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - A controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, which critics said distorted King's words, will be fully removed after the presidential inauguration in January. The quote in question is a paraphrase from King's “Drum Major” speech and reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” Some critics, including poet Maya Angelou, pointed out that those were not King's exact words and that they had been taken out of context, making the civil rights leader sound arrogant.
December 1, 2012 |
Not backing down Boston guard Rajon Rondo after he shoved Brooklyn's Kris Humphries in retaliation for Humphries' committing a hard foul on the Celtics' Kevin Garnett, earning Rondo a two-game suspension: "I don't think I did anything dirty. I didn't try to start a riot. I don't think it was more than just a pushing war. " Shoot the messenger Golden State General Manager Bob Myers, when asked whether he could understand how fans might feel deceived after only recently being told that center Andrew Bogut underwent microfracture surgery on his ankle last spring: "I can absolutely see their position and feel terrible about that.
November 24, 2012
Did you get their license number? After the Lakers' up-tempo offense sped past the Rockets for a 119-108 win, Houston Coach Kelvin Sampson said: "Just because they have a new offense doesn't mean they're going to score 120. You know, if you don't guard them, they're going to look good. " Just winless, baby A year ago Washington opened the season 0-8. This season after losing their first nine games Wizards Coach Randy Wittman declared: "I believe these guys can win. I don't have any doubts of it. I come in here every day thinking 'this is the night; I feel good.' I might be dumb, but I believe in them, I really do. " Overdue After losing their season opener, the Grizzlies won eight straight before falling to Denver, 97-92, Monday at Memphis.