I watched the Cleveland-Phoenix game Thursday night with great interest. As some of you might know, I have found it odd that the NBA has named Steve Nash its MVP not just one year, but the last two seasons. I understand he is an excellent player. That goes without saying. But the best in the league? I have not been buying it. I am starting to change my tune on Nash, however. He was utterly brilliant Thursday. He was clearly the best player on the floor - even better than LeBron James. His vision of the court is extraordinary. His court-vision reminds me a lot of Magic Johnson. Out of the blue, he will find an open man. He can also shoot exceptionally well and has excellent quickness. He is short, and defensively the Suns kind of hide him. Last season, one on one with Chauncey Billups, he just could not handle a point guard with that kind of size and strength when isolated. Yet, he does so many things well - that just might be splitting hairs. Still, if I were choosing sides for a pick up game, I would take LeBron, Kobe, Billups and Dirk ahead of Nash.
- The Giants are crazy for giving Barry Bonds a $17 million contract. The guy cannot play any more, he is a distraction beyond any other and people are not excited about him breaking the all-time home run record of Henry Aaron.
- It does not seem right that Tajuan Porter and Malik Hairston are having so much success so far away from Detroit in Oregon. Can you imagine how much better Michigan and Michigan State would be if they had one or the other - or both. And Joe Crawford.
- I still can believe Brady Quinn will be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He just seems so overrated.