Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Clippers owner heckles own players
|12.14.10 at 7:39 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY TUESDAY:
No games scheduled
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Controversial Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been known to heckle players from his Staples Center courtside seat. The surprising thing is, its his own players he’s been heckling. The latest player to be on the receiving end of obnoxious comments from his boss is guard Baron Davis. Center Chris Kaman also acknowledged being the subject of taunts. “All kinds of stuff, Kaman said. “Some stuff like, ‘Oh, dunk the ball.’ He owns the team. What do you want me to say? He’s my boss. He signs the check.”
♦ The University of Miami introduced its new football coach Monday. After having some success at Temple (and previously making a stop at Boston College as a defensive assistant in the late 1990s), 41-year-old Al Golden will guide the Hurricanes. In The Miami Herald, Greg Cote wonders why the school turned to an unproven coach.
♦ An ESPN report last week indicated that Carmelo Anthony was demanding a trade from the Nuggets to the Knicks. In Tuesday’s New York Post, Peter Vescey calls out ESPN reporter Chris Sheridan‘s report as a “fake” and writes that “It never happened!” Vescey insists Melo is more likely headed to the Nets if he is traded at all, and that the only way he’ll end up in New York is if he waits to become a free agent next summer.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Dec. 14, 1960, the first expansion draft in Major League Baseball history was held, and the Red Sox gave up four players each to the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators. Which player would go on to become one of the Angels best players of the 1960s and later a longtime major league manager? And which player selected by the Senators would return to Boston and play a key role in the front office for many years?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I was almost laughing. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. That was a very exciting play. I don’t think those happen very often. So, when you get them, you’ve just got to be very thankful.” — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his appearance on Monday’s Dennis & Callahan show, talking about his touchdown pass to Deion Branch at the end of the first half Sunday in Chicago
STAT OF THE DAY: 297 — Brett Favre‘s record streak of NFL starts that ended Monday night when he was inactive as the Vikings played the Giants
‘NET RESULTS: Check out this shootout goal from Linus Omark of the Oilers, who was making his NHL debut Friday night.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Jim Fregosi and Haywood Sullivan
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Here’s a mashup of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Roxanne” to get you in the holiday mood.
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