Links to The Present: December 31st, 2009

December 31st, 2009 by John Krolik

Just a few quick links as you get ready for the ball to drop:

-Chris Sherdian’s Daily Dime piece on LeBron’s birthday celebration and the clock malfunction has caused quite the stir in the comments today. I think he was being a bit more¬†tongue-in-cheek than we were giving him credit for, but here’s what the fuss was about.

-I linked to this last night, but in case you missed it here’s me and Arnovitz shooting the proverbial breeze on TrueHoop. This was a lot of fun to do.

-A nice piece from Truehoop special guest editor Royce Young, who’s been absolutely killing it with Daily Thunder and did a great job with Truehoop, on learning to love the NBA.

-Also from Royce on Truehoop, a look at some new LeBron shoes that apparently say “I love NY” on the bottom and are in Knicks colors. Royce’s stint at Truehoop was one of misery, evil, and the destruction of all that is good and pure in the world.

-Hollinger’s top 10 players of the decade, with LBJ coming in at number six.

-Shaq bought LBJ a Rolls-Royce for his birthday. That’s a big-name car and certainly does some things very well, but with all the nice cars LeBron already has, will LeBron really improve his overall driving situation by allocating some of his time behind the wheel to the Rolls, especially when his other cars would allow him to be much faster on the road? This gift may look better on paper than it does on the road.

I kid. Shaq’s got a lot of money, but giving someone a Rolls is giving someone a Rolls.

Alright campers, have a great New Years. Until 2010.