The only thing better than taking a long weekend is a long weekend with nice weather. And playoffs. ... I know it's been all of a few hours, but I miss the Red Wings. Here's hoping Stevie Y is back for another playoff run next year. ... Every time I watch a game at the Rexall Centre, I think of my prescriptions.
What's up with Gary Payton? I mean, other than being Gary Payton? ... I don't care what people say about Ron Artest. I like him. I like him a lot. Have a feeling, though, that the Spurs aren't feeling the same way. ... Whatever happened to two-toned shoes, anyway? ... About that Richard Jefferson, when does he get out of Jersey? You got Vince putting it up and now Krstic developing, this guy's going to get fewer and fewer shots. And I don't care what anyone says. I like Richard Jefferson.
Here's a prediction: The Sharks over the Sabres. Write it down. ... Look up "coach" in the dictionary, and you see a picture of Pat Quinn. ... Remember bell bottoms? ... Nothing gets my blood pressure going more than a good Don Cherry rant. Donald S., you are the best. ... If you haven't tried kale lately, you're really missing out. ... The Clippers win a series. Does it get any better than that?
That Phoenix-LA Game 4 was the best playoff game I've ever seen. Denzel looked great, too. ... Write this down: The Chicago Bulls are for real. ... Hey, when did Bennett Salvatore ever do anything that marked him a playoff-calibre referee? ... Vince Carter's cellphone commercial should win a "least-charismatic" award. ... That Reggie Evans. What a kidder. ... Yellow: an underrated colour.