Monday, July 17th, 2006 at 2:43 pm  |  26 responses

Today’s News and Notes…

Is Iverson down with the ATL?

by Lang Whitaker

Another long post! Just got back into red-hot NYC a few hours ago. 100 degrees! Not a game!

The Kobe jersey winner will be announced later today. I have nothing to do with picking the winner, so stop email me and trying to sway the contest.

Now, let’s hit The Links…

“The Clippers organization is on the uprise.” — Tim Thomas.

“Plus I’m from Amityville, and you know that story.” — Mike James, on wearing number 13 in Minnesota because he’s worn it since college.

• So Allen Iverson showed up for his charity softball game wearing a Dale Murphy jersey. ATL, shawty?

• The Bulls keep making moves. They shifted JR Smith to Denver in exchange for some draft picks and Howard Eisley, who they will waive and then sign Adrian Griffin. Basically, another offense for defense move for Chicago, who will be winning games by scores of 55-45 next season. And good for JR, who will get a chance to play some out in Denver.

• The Hornets continued their exteme makeover, sending Kirk Snyder to Houston.

Kobe got some cut-up on the same knee that took him to Eagle County, Colorado in 2003. This time he had the surgery done in SoCal.

LeBron must be thrilled. The Cavs are letting Flip Murray walk to Detroit and plan on replacing him with Shannon Brown. Are the Cavs going to do anything this summer? Meanwhile, the Pistons have more Flips than they know what to do with.

Alonzo Mourning says he’s accepting less money to play one more year in Miami. He also announced that he is the greatest man on earth.

• SUMMER LEAGUE NOTES: The Celtics found out that Rajon Rondo can shoot. By the way, from the photo in the article there, it’s obvious that Rondo is an interesting looking guy. We need a nickname for him asap. Post any suggestions below in the comments box ….. Love the picture here of Marvin Williams going after Rafael Araujo during summer league play. And I like that Araujo is still playing summer league games ….. Rudy Gay went for 21 and 10 in his summer debut ….. A summer league wrap-up from Portland …..

• At the moment, the Mavs have the best odds in Vegas of winning the title next season. Who sets the odds, Cuban?

• Like SLAM editor in chief Ryan Jones, Lakers rookie Danilo Pinnock stockpiles bottled drinks from NBA teams.

KG is down with Zizou, sort of.

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  • Jonas

    Rajon Rondo: Chris Tucker meets Spree

  • Matthew

    Rajon “Gumby” Rondo

  • the truth

    rajon “radio” rondo

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Radio…that’s cold. Is that Paul Pierce who posted that?

  • http://www.winstonandthetelescreen.com winston and the telescreen

    that is an ugly man
    I suggest ‘Rondodhino’

  • http://www.winstonandthetelescreen.com winston and the telescreen

    that is an ugly man
    I suggest ‘Rondodhino’

  • Thomas Jackson

    Can’t Get Right Rondo

  • Jeremy

    Rondo kind of looks like a young Sammy Davis Jr.


  • Kevin

    I think his nickname should be Bubba Gump.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    Rajon Davis Jr? I kind of like Radio so far.

  • Josh

    Rajon Mustard Rondo

  • I. favors

    As much as Iverson fan that I’am and a loyal hometown Hawk fan (yes, I still love the Hawks, lol) I think the Sixers should just get some better bench help and move Iverson back to the shooting guard position. I think the Sixers should move Willie Green to the point, he played some pretty good ball back in the 2004-2005 season when Iverson missed 13 games that season or they could get undrafted point guard Gerry McNarama from Syracuse, he’s a sure ready NBA point plus he’s good from 3pt range. I really can’t see AI in another uniform.

  • Eric Neely

    Rajon Wrongdo?

  • Delicious J

    Well, since he is a Celtic I was thinkin’:

    Da LepRajon!!

    Give me da gold!

  • josue

    kinda reminds me of the fresh prince… but the guy looks so soft I’d call him smoothie

  • J. P. Saint-Louis

    Rajon “Nightcrawler” Rondo! Straight out of X-Men!

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    DaLepRajon is pretty awesome. Took me a second, but once I got it I laughed out loud.

  • Vyse

    Rondodhino is a hilarious name.

  • http://none WeS

    I vote for “DaLepRajon”!! That sh*t is classic dope, and I can hear it getting played out on Sportscenter until Kenny renames him somebody else’s name on Inside.

  • Garreth

    The Hobbit… that dude is straight from the Shire.

  • David

    Yea Rondo has a 6’10 winspan and he only stands 6’1 and also he has hands about as big as shaq’s and he can jump out tha gym so nightcrawler or gumby would be fitting!

  • J.A.M.S.

    I second the nomintation of DaLeRajon!
    It’s funny, untill he gets traded.

  • J.A.M.S.

    I forgot the P, Paul would be pissed

  • jj

    It’s gotta be Da LepRajon…

  • Blue
  • The Planet

    I vote for The Velvet Vulture