Notes and Errata: June 15th, 2010

June 15th, 2010 by John Krolik

-Honestly, I’m a little exhausted after spending most of this evening on the Tim Donaghy piece I wrote for Pro Basketball Talk today. Most of it was just taking the research other, very good writers have spent a lot of their time doing, organizing it, and then making the logical conclusion. I thank all of them for doing the work they did.

I’m proud of the piece, and nervous about how it will be¬†received. I don’t think I’ve ever been as passionate as I was in that piece, and especially not as passionate in a negative way. The disrespect that man chooses to show to the game I love is just a lot for me to handle. Honestly, Laker fans, Kobe fans, LeBron haters, New York fans, whatever it may be, come as you are. All I ask is that you respect the game and be willing to talk about basketball. Tim Donaghy has disrespected the game in ways I cannot believe, and he and his disciples are actively attempting to steer discussion about basketball away from basketball. I think I did the right thing. Only time will tell how things shake out.

TOM IZZO POWER SOLITAIRE! (swear word contained in video)

For the record, I completely understand Izzo wanting to wait to take the job until he knows LeBron is staying. Trouble is, I don’t know if LeBron wants to commit to staying before the Cavs make a major roster move.

Finals thoughts: Kobe was amazing. Don’t blame him for shooting his team out of the game, because they weren’t doing much when he wasn’t trying to take the game over. Boston’s defense is that good. Honestly, we’re 48 minutes away from being forced to include that the most important player of the “LeBron/Kobe” era, isn’t a player at all, but the Boston defense.

Wow, shopping Ty Lawson for a late-lottery big would be a stupid move.

Alright, I’m afraid that’s all I have for tonight. Until tomorrow, campers.