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Shootaround 3.8.11: Hurry up, CP3

Posted on: March 8, 2011 9:24 am
Posted by Royce Young
  • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "Commissioner David Stern and his NBA referees should be ashamed of themselves for the way they allow Dwight Howard to get absolutely maimed without any repercussions or ramifications to the hacks who maul and massacre him. We all agree that Howard needs to find a way to stop getting technical fouls, but Magic coach Stan Van Gundy revealed an incredible statistic Tuesday. He pointed out that Howard has been fouled 593 times this season and not one of those infractions was called a flagrant foul."
  • Tracy McGrady hasn't been playing much lately as he seems to have found his way to John Kuester's doghouse. Will that affect his decision to return?: "Oh, of course. Of course," McGrady told Booth Newspapers . "I left my family back in Houston and I came here to dedicate myself and get back healthy and help this team win, and this is going on? Of course I'm going to think about it. I've already thought about it."
  • Eric Carpenter of The Orange County Register: "If Sacramento's NBA team does move here, 'Anaheim' must be first in the team name and the only geographical identifier, according to a city contract. While it's not clear if the team would remain the Kings, go back to the original moniker, the Royals, or come up with a new name, the contract makes one thing clear: The team won't be the Los Angeles Kings of Anaheim. Nor would it be the Orange County Royals or even the Mighty Kings of Anaheim. The jokes are already flying. But city officials apparently learned their lesson after the bitterness that erupted when the Angels changed the team name in 2005 from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The city's contract with the Honda Center spells out that any NBA team in the facility must be known as the 'Anaheim (followed by the team name).' "
  • Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "Every campaign needs its defining moment. For John F. Kennedy's presidential election, it was his televised debate against Richard Nixon. For Doug Flutie's Heisman Trophy selection, it was his Hail Mary pass against Miami. For Grant Hill to get his first All-Defensive Team honor from the coaches in a 17-year career, his campaign moment might have come Sunday night with what he did to the NBA's leading scorer in Oklahoma City."
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