Links To The Present: April 13, 2011

April 13th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“That’s anybody’s opinion. I play the game to win, whatever it takes for my team to be successful… I’m a player. I’m a basketball player first. Whatever the coaches ask of me, Ill do. I’m just trying to help my team out and I’m glad we won that game.” [Ryan Hollins, on his tough guy reputation, via Mary Schmitt Boyer]

“[In] a nearly empty gym, Scott admitted he had never experienced or imagined anything like the 26-game losing streak. Or the depressing home loss in December to Miami when LeBron James came to town. That’s despite 10 years as a head coach, two as an assistant and 14 more as a player.” [Terry Pluto]

Sean Deveney argues that Kemba Walker would be a good fit for the Cavaliers, and he might fall to them if other teams with young point guards decide to pass. I like Kemba and all, and if he falls to the Cavs at, say, seven, they should take him, but is anyone else worried about an undersized, shoot-first point guard who doesn’t have a great jumper? I wouldn’t bet my life on Walker having a particularly good NBA career, though I am rooting for him.

And Sam Amico has the best Joe Tait piece you will read all day.

On The Twitters

“Got an advanced copy of ‘Have a Good Night Everybody,’ Joe Tait’s special on Fox Sports Ohio. Definitely tune in. It’s special.” [Bob Finnan]

“One more night, then I start rooting against King boy and for the meteorite that must be out there with his name on it.” [Bill Livingston]

“Just had a great team bowling party. Whole team showed up. @BooBysWorld1 bowled a high of 240 yaya… Thx @becksinla LOL” [Baron Davis]