Daily Five: Chauncey Billups is an All-Star and Will Michael Jordan Buy the Bobcats?
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
Detroit Free Press: "A Bronx native, (Dick) McGuire was a five-time All-Star and led the Knicks to three straight NBA Finals in 1951-53. He went on to serve the team as a coach, assistant coach and scout. His No. 15 was retired in 1992 and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame a year later."
Ric Bucher: "Jordan negotiated a right of first refusal after Johnson made it clear he intended to sell the team, according to a team source. But it was not immediately known whether the group of investors Jordan has assembled has the wherewithal or inclination to match Postolos' offer. One source close to the situation told ESPN.com that Postolos does not plan to retain Jordan or his staff if he is successful with his bid."
Fran Blinebury: "Gone are the nights of the five-figure club and bar tabs on South Beach that gave him a taste of high-rolling celebrity as a rookie. In their place in his second professional season are visits to churches, community centers and any place he can find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. "I don't do much talking," said the Miami Heat forward. "Mostly I'm there to listen. There are a lot of inspirational stories out there.""
Dime: "Chauncey Billups was named the West’s All-Star reserve to replace the injured Chris Paul. While cases could have been made for Aaron Brooks, Monta Ellis and even Andre Miller, the League made the right call."
Ball Don't Lie: "That's right; Rose, who was also named to his first All-Star Game this year, will take on Phoenix's Steve Nash(notes), Utah's Deron Williams(notes) and Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings(notes) in an exhilarating event of speed, skill and raw nerve on Saturday, Feb. 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas."