Years after his last moments of basketball relevance, Steve Francis is back on the scene. If "the scene" is a place where a former NBA guard kind of raps about his nice vacations in a faintly Ja Rule-ian style and then makes a video with his kids in it. Is that the scene?
In 2010, Dominique Ferguson was a blue-chip recruit bound for Kentucky. Today, after following Isiah Thomas to Florida International and being denied the opportunity to transfer in the wake of Zeke's firing, Ferguson is a longshot NBA Draft candidate, and proof of how dangerous it is to be loyal to faithless people and institutions.
Dwayne Schintzius is best remembered for one of the league's most extravagant and meticulously maintained signature haircuts. It says something about the man who named his mullet "The Lobster" that he seemed more or less cool with that. But, haircut notwithstanding, he filled a role.
In which two interlocutors are Incepted into Jeffrey Loria's boring dreams, embark on a vision quest with Rob Deer, start rumors the Jon Heyman way, and get a competitive deal on a new or gently used Optima at Shea Hillenbrand Kia.
A conversation with the man behind the brilliant Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal about larger-than-usual rodents, tennis sex symbols, aggressive merchandising and the power of frankly ridiculous things.