Your daily links roundup. Happy Winter Solstice.
- Today marks only the second time in the last 2,000 years that a total lunar eclipse has occurred on the same day as the Winter Solstice. The next time it will happen will be in 2094, when Trevor Ariza will be clanging jumpers in a nursing home.
- I'd rather not think about the last two games, but NBA Playbook has a breakdown of the Piston's game-tying inbounds play that is tough not to link to.
- And we Hornets fans might be miserable, but at least our front office hasn't totally sold out our star point guard.
Bethlehem Shoals (the second most ridiculous pseudonym for an NBA writer)(ed- not BS, but Eric Freeman) argues that Carmelo Anthony would be a better fit for the Knicks than Chris Paul. Do you ever get the feeling that the national sports media sees the Hornets as a farm team for big market teams?
- Finally, here's an amazing story about Steve Francis checking into a Chinese basketball game with an ice pack around his ankles and his shoes untied. Oh, and there's a photo. Can't miss.