STAMFORD, CT: Normally I’d be on beach right now, drinking a way-too-early Margarita. But infants can’t do a thing for themselves, it turns out, so I’m stuck here in the dead of winter. Anyway… It’s Presidents Day as I write, or as it will now be called, I Don’t Know, Someone Gave Me That Information Day! While we here at MTM barely needed to adjust to a world without facts, the rest of the world is catching on.
Kyrie Irving, speaking about himself in the 3rd person, said, “Kyrie actually thinks the world is flat.” Part of me thinks he was taking the piss, as the English say, and this was really his commentary on how we pay attention to the wrong things in our society. But in case he wasn’t, here’s a picture of the earth from space.
That wouldn’t be enough to convince Draymond Green, who came to Kyrie’s defense. “I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round.” Ok then. For someone who really loves kicking balls, you’d think everything would look round to him.
Lebron James didn’t seem to mind either. “Kyrie is my little brother. If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s ok.” We know Kyrie has a killer crossover, but I think we underestimated his power a little bit.
Even Phil Jackson got into the act, stating emphatically at his first and last press conference of the season that this Knicks team has the best record of any Knicks team since his ’73 championship team. When questioned by a reporter, Phil clarified that he was of course not including the years in which other Knick teams had a better record, which was most of them. You may think I made this story up, but the information was given to me, and lots of people believe it.
The West beat the East in the NBA all star game, 192-182. Said Carmelo Anthony, “It was good to be on a team that played some defense.”