Thursday, June 25, 2009

NBA Draft liveblogging Part XVI -

By Rick Morris

As always tonight, we will lead off an update with a link to HOOPS DRAFTOLOGY 2009, our draft guide and the videos we posted of the top players in this draft. We'll also throw in a link to the CBS Draft Tracker.

Boy, ESPN's still just refusing to go anywhere near the elephant in the room, the passing of Michael Jackson. How far are they going to take this? If a player gives a shout-out to MJ in one of their insipid little interviews, are they going to cut his mic? Of course it's not sports-related, but in this media culture, some stories are just absolutely bigger than life. We'll be talking about this for years to come and ESPN is pretending it didn't happen in a vain attempt to keep it from overshadowing this horrible draft. Unbelievable.

Back to the draft -- the run on point guards implausibly kept going with the Hornets' selection of Darren Collison. Memo to the Hornets: you're not so loaded that you can afford to use this pick on Chris Paul's backup. They're clearly not any closer to rejoining the tier of super-teams in the West.

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