Happy (belated) 23rd birthday, Lebron! Also, sweetie, don’t drive over the speed limit. Especially not 35 mph over! He was ticketed on December 30th, at 3 am, and his attorney has filed a not guilty plea. A hearing is scheduled for February 11. After yesterday’s practice, James said: “I was doing 101. That’s it. I was speeding. I’ve just got to abide by the law. I got caught. It happens. I don’t know (if I will continue traveling at such speeds), maybe at times. It’s not a big deal to me. You’ve just got to abide by the rules that’s all. I made a mistake and I’ll live with it.”
Nice cavalier attitude there, James. (I’m sorry.)
The Washington Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics, 88-83, handing them only their sixth loss of the season. It was also the second Wizards victory over the Celtics in three days. Caron Butler scored 21 points, while Antawn Jamison had 20 points and 10 rebounds of his own. The Celtics choked away a 14-point lead.
A few more pics from that game (add your own captions, people, it’s almost quittin’ time!):
The Portland Trailblazers stomped the New Jersey Nets, 99-73. And that’s all I’ll say about that.
The Sacramento Kings snapped the Dallas Mavericks 7-game winning streak, beating them by the score of 122-120. Kings owner Gavin Maloof celebrates by getting down with his bad self.
Over in the NHL, in the only game last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins won against the New York Rangers, 4-1. Evgeni Malkin scored three of those goals – a hat trick! that’s always fun! – for the Pens. That was Malkin’s second hat trick in 6 games. Impressive.
Meanwhile, in CFB, Steve Slaton (oft tormentor of my Scarlet Knights) of the West Virginia Mountaineers has decided to skip his senior year and declared for the draft. Buh-bye, Slaton. Also forgoing their senior years: Darren McFadden and Felix Jones of Arkansas, and Mario Manningham of Michigan.
Finally, in CBB, #15 Pittsburgh beat #5Georgetown, 69-60. Yay, Clare!