It’s All-Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
So tell me again why they even bother to play the NBA regular season? Now that the Celtics sleepwalked their way through the first 82 games and are on the verge of the Finals, even David Stern must be a little embarrassed . . .
Villain No. 1 in the Lakers-Celts series? No contest. It will be Rasheed Wallace. Or haven’t you been watching him wrestle Dwight Howard in the paint? . . .
Mike Scioscia’s middle name is Stubborn. It’s the only explanation for his continued use of Brian Fuentes as the Angels’ closer . . .
The Dodgers’ pitching is still not that solid, but in the weak NL West, it probably won’t matter . . .
The Suns’ Amare Stoudemare needs to stop calling people names and start worrying about playing defense . . .
USC landing Crenshaw’s blur of a running back De’Anthony Thomas is huge. He’s only the No. 1 prospect on the entire West Coast . . .
Whatever else Lane Kiffin turns out to be, the man can recruit . . .
What are the Washington Nationals waiting for? Steven Strasburg might already be one of the three or four best pitchers in all of baseball. Keeping him in Triple A any longer is like telling Pavarotti he has to sing in a local beer bar . . .
When it comes to drama, excitement and overall interest, the NBA Draft is to the NFL Draft what Jersey Shore is to Lost . . .
Future Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman (ERA of 13-something) and Ken Griffey Jr. (.183 with no homers) ought to get together and say, “You know, we both should stop going out there and making fools of ourselves. It’s time.” . . .
The Angels’ Hideki Matsui looks almost as bad at the plate these days as Brandon Wood . . .
If I were Bob Baffert, I wouldn’t run Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky in the 11/2 mile Belmont, either. You don’t enter that race unless you absolutely have to . . .
Come on, are we really supposed to feel sorry for Phil Jackson, who’s making $12 million a year, if he’s asked to take a pay cut? . . .
— Steve Bisheff