morning late-afternoon links roundup.
- Phil Jackson wasn't just content with running the Hornets out of the New Orleans Arena, he also had to dig the knife and talk about how the Hornets' ownership situation is terrible. Thanks for kicking us when we're down, Phil.
- The LA Times reports that Trevor Ariza and DJ Mbenga were excited to play their former team. I really couldn't tell, although Mbenga's block and jam in transition was pretty cool.
- HoopsVibe claims that the Cavs worked over the offseason to get Chris Paul in a bid to keep LeBron in Cleveland.
- Rondo's status for Friday's game is still up in the air. Kevin Garnett is getting an MRI today and will miss the matchup with the Hornets.
- Finally: this is why basketball is awesome.