CM’s Quick Hits: Monday, June 29


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  1. Could the draft have gone worse for David Stern? The three most marketable players are now in Golden State, Clipperville & Minnesota? The NBA should rig these lotteries, get the big players in the big markets.
  2. The Big Cactus is now the Big Shaqalier. But really, he should be called the big ego. If Shaq helps Lebron win his first title, he will be responsible for Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and LeBron getting their first titles. His ego will need its own wing in Springfield.
  3. Manny playing for the Isotopes is unacceptable. If he wants to rehab or they want to allow suspended players to play in the minors he should have played every game down in the minors without pay.
  4. US soccer has made some noise through the sports world. Their tremendous win against Spain and taking a first half lead over Brazil made US soccer relevant for a week. I like watching US soccer because it gives me a chance to do USA chant whenever I want. USA USA USA!
  5. Jason Werth hit a home run so high in Toronto it landed in Vancouver.
  6. Mariano Rivera recorded his 500th save this weekend. An amazing feat, he is the most dominant pitcher I have ever watched, and I think should be the first unanimous Hall of Famer ever. But he won’t be, I guarantee it.The writer that doesn’t think so should have his vote taken away.
  7. Ricky Rubio says he may play in Europe instead of Minnesota this year and maybe next year too. This poker game of bluffs between these two is going to be chocked full of drama for the next few weeks. I think this is all going to end with Rubio getting traded to Knicks. The Knicks are going to get ripped off in a totally lopsided trade in favor of the Timberwolves, but I am okay with that.
  8. Watching Wimbledon makes me feel more civilized.
  9. Vince Carter getting traded to Orlando is another chapter in the you-can’t-build-a-franchise-around-Vince-Carter story. I think they will be fun to watch and good, but goodbye NBA finals.
  10. As much as soccer is trying to become relevant in the US again, I think lacrosse is going to soon pass it in popularity nation-wide. You can watch a game once and be hooked and its the fastest sport on two feet. Check out the exuberance and excitement in the call of the top play from the Under Armor All-American Game below. Also much love to Matt “The Phenom” White with the BTB goal. Matt is going to University of Virginia, and this future Cavalier is going to be a star. You heard it here first.

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