It’s been a whole week since the NBA season ended. Time for an NBA draft post!
There’s no mystery about who the Wizards want at #1. But who will Washington get with the 17th pick, which it acquired today from Chicago along with Kurt Kirk Hinrich?
As for the Bulls, superfan Scott Guldin comments, “If the Bulls don’t get somebody REALLY good out of this, I might be able — nay, REQUIRED — to play for them.”
Utah has the 9th pick (via New York), and according to ESPN the magazine, Kyle Korver thinks Ekpe Udoh would be a good fit in Salt Lake City. Chad Ford has Udoh going to the Warriors and Ed Davis as Utah’s top prospect. Whoever the Jazz get, he better be big.
Meanwhile, because the Lakers won the Finals last week, we have to deal with stories like this:
Helping his team win the NBA championship title should be a gift in and of itself for Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom, but his wife must have thought the big win needed more celebration than a ticker tape parade.
E! News reports that Khloe Kardashian, Lamar’s wife of nearly nine months, bought him a Rolls-Royce.
The car is said to retail at $443,000.
The review of the Rolls, written by satirist and pundit, P.J. O’Rourke, also referred to the car as “faster than the stink of how rich you’d have to get to buy one.”
Isaac Chotiner, in a guest post for Jonathan Chait, has an insightful take on the Finals, writing, “The NBA season came to a particularly satisfying conclusion last night with the Lakers’ 83-79 win over an aging Celtics squad. What could be better than seeing a Boston sports team lose, while simultaneously witnessing a completely pathetic effort from Kobe Bryant, the most unlikeable NBA star of the decade?”
Chotiner also makes a point about the media treatment of Kobe and LeBron, and draws a conclusion you might not expect. But I think he’s right.