(Note: About the banner ad. These SB Nation sites require a ton of server space, bandwidth and technical support. These services are not free and the advertising is necessary. The ad placement, while not ideal, does not bother me all that much. But you should know that it is beyond my control, and I've yet to receive a single dime in compensation for all this crap I am turning out. I do it for the love of the game and those tender midnight phone calls I get from Beno Udrih. He's cute when he's drunk.)
The Spurs welcome the struggling Suns to town. The game is being televised on ESPN in HD. You haven't lived until you've witnessed the difference HD makes. You guys should come over sometime.
Amare is starting tonight. Probably in place of the all-of-the-sudden portly (by NBA standards) Boris Diaw. Who knew French food could make you fat? Bill Simmons, with his trademark style, had an interesting analysis of the Amare situation:
Anyway, Amare Stoudemire is playing the role of the Unemployed/Separated Guy In Vegas on the Suns. And it's hurting them. Now you know why they signed a comedic genius like Jalen Rose -- this team needs a good laugh.
I wonder if he actually believes that, or he just thought it would make for an interesting analogy? Does it matter? What's his primary goal, to inform or entertain? Where am I going with this? Nowhere. I have to get back to work.
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