Links To The Present: December 11th, 2009

December 11th, 2009 by John Krolik

-I will admit that I really needed this clarification of what “If Jesus payin’ LeBron, I’m payin’ Dwayne Wade” lyric in “Empire State of Mind” means. Spoiler: it involves cocaine.

-Shaq says that LeBron could coach in the NBA right now. (Don’t actually believe this, but joke…too…easy…must…make…) He was mum when asked if Mike Brown could coach in the NBA right now.

-Not only did the Wizards manage to get zero rebounds for an entire quarter of basketball, they also lost by two. That’s a double-whammy right there. Might not be Washington’s year just yet.

As a consolation prize, I offer the Wizards this idea: If LeBron stays in the dunk contest, why wouldn’t the Wizards sign James White to a 10-day contract, or even for the full year, for the sole purpose of Flight White beating LeBron in the dunk contest? Wouldn’t that be the kind of thing that could save an entire season in Washington?

Well, to balance that out with an insult, who else got some Wizards vibes on Always Sunny tonight when the gang busted into their old flip-cup rivals’ now-upscale restaurant and started destroying the place in an attempt to goad the now-married owner back into the rivalry?

-Epic preview of Fridays Blazers/Cavs tilt from, who else, BlazersEdge. Wow, they’re good. They see this as a hugely favorable matchup for the Cavs. It would be great for the Cavs to bounce back at home on national television, so hopefully their fears come true.

Alright, that’s all for now. Still pretty mired in final papers, and not a lot catching my link fancy tonight for whatever reason. Here’s an epic 7-minute instrumental by Phoenix. Just pretend you’re reading while you listen to it. Does anyone else read those “best of” lists at the end of the year and feel like a complete hick? Phoenix was one of the few bands in the top 20 lists I’d heard of, and a lot of that was due to The Basketball Jones. And yet I digress. See you tomorrow.