By Sam Rubenstein

Last night real life got in the way of NBA fun. I went to see American Gangster, which was a good movie but nothing life-altering, other than that I’m thinking about starting a side career as a corrupt cop. Anyways, when I got out of the movie I had a voicemail waiting from a terrified woman in hysterics. I don’t want to get into specifics, but she sent me this and this. Yes, there was a sighting of a mouse or rat in the apartment I share with her. When I got home she was wearing boots with her pajamas, afraid to put her feet on the floor.

The site of that was most disturbing. I came into work today and had a fascinating round table discussion with Ben, Lang, and Khalid about rodents and proper methods of dealing with them. The hunt begins tonight. K.A.R. That’s what’s pop-ing! (My friend Rob gets royalties everytime someone says K.A.R.)

Ah… NBA basketball, much less disgusting. Big numbers in losses for LeBron James and David West. The Clippers got a big night from Sam Cassell to beat what was a fellow undefeated team. Atlanta shocked the Suns, but it was more of a balanced effort, especially with the rebounding edge. I’m going to go ahead and give this award to Hedo Turkoglu, a forgotten man in Orlando who stepped up when Dwight and Rashard were in foul trouble, scoring 24 with a career high 15 boards.