Michael Wilbon wrote for today's paper about how U-Conn. and Hasheem Thabeet have overcome a few distractions to reach the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament. The probable NBA lottery pick had a pretty good game, scoring 15 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Wilbon said:
The NCAA tournament, especially when play reaches the round of 16, usually belongs to the game's best guards. But Thursday night, Connecticut's Thabeet reminded his teammates, Purdue and those of us intent on finding holes in his game that the big man isn't to be trifled with.
With his best shooters, A.J. Price and Jeff Adrien, harassed into 8-for-28 shooting, Thabeet did the things that make coaches lose their minds over a kid whose ability and skill is stretched over a frame that stands 7 feet 3.
Meanwhile, here's another link (Ivan linked to it earlier this morning ) to Mike Wise's fine column on Gilbert Arenas's scheduled return.
And check out Dan Steinberg's post recounting Gilbert's greatest blog entries.
The recent "retirement" of Gil's blog has been widely reported, including here in The Washington Post. But, of course, this isn't the first time he has "quit" the blog.
As Steinberg reported in May 2008 during the playoffs:
Arenas, it should be noted, also announced yesterday that he was considering ending his popular blog; "I think I got one more blog in me, then no more blogging," he said in his wide-ranging pregame remarks. "I'm going to retire from blogging."
The media, he explained, is different now than when he came into the league. One little comment, Arenas said, can get magnified all out of proportion.
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