Daily Five: Stephon Marbury Debuts in China
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
Ball Don't Lie: "The NBA has announced that Grammy Award-winning pop diva Shakira (va-va-voom!) will team up with 12-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Keys (va-va-voom!) for a one-of-a-kind performance during halftime of the 2010 All-Star Game later this month."
You Been Blinded: "Basketball Ambassador Stephon Marbury and the Shanxi Zhongyu lost Starbury’s first game in the Chinese Basketball Association 102-101 in a game highlighted by its cheerleaders, and lowlighted by fans throwing bottles and lighters on the court."
Frank Isola: "Hughes seems more distraught and confused than angry following a month that saw him log 15 minutes over two games. Hughes' fate seemed clear over the weekend when Mike D'Antoni curiously played Jonathan Bender ahead of him with the team's best reserve, Al Harrington, sidelined with a sore left knee."
Britt Robson: "In fact, Bosh has defended the paint, if not the perimeter on pick-and-rolls, more effectively this season, buttressed by a rigorous training regimen that added bulk and strength without sacrificing quickness. Last year, he was listed at 228 pounds. "I'm about 240, 245 now," he said.'
Hardwood Paroxysm: "Think about all the factors we have coming together. The Chinese market. A team with enough to pay LeBron and another star. Depth. Superstar talent. The potential number one pick. A big move to the big city. An open coaching spot. We’re looking at a confluence of forces that could reshape basketball."