Your morning links post. Happy First Day of Carnival.
- So here's your story of the day. Ted Williams, a homeless guy from Cleveland, has an amazing voice. He gets put on the internet, and soon his video has millions of hits, then he's hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he might have a house from Quicken Loans (of Quicken Loans Arena fame), and now NFL Films might be wanting to acquire his services. This story is seriously awesome.
- Oh yeah, a game happened last night. Ryan Schwan's head wants to explode, and James Grayson calls it a "face-palm game." Well put.
- Monty Williams says that better shot selection will help the Hornets' defense. I wouldn't mind helping our offense. Also at the bottom of the article: First-year Warriors head coach Keith Smart helped out the Hornets' attendance by buying 50 tickets for his Baton Rouge family. Also, there's apparently no truth to the rumor that Larry Ellison will buy the Hornets and move them to San Jose.
- Speaking of moving the Hornets around, here's Fran Blinebury arguing the Hornets ought to move to Seattle.He conveniently glosses over the lack of an NBA-ready arena and writes phrases like this: "the building filled with a roar of delight and dignity." Read at your own risk.
- It's a day old, but here's an awesome profile of Quincey Pondexter from the Times-Pic. A lot of great quotes in here from Quincey, anywhere from how he felt like a little kid when he was guarding Kobe to how he's adjusting to being more detail-oriented in the NBA. A must-read.
- Finally: Pau Gasol missed practice because his iPhone alarm didn't go off.