The Pacers played a prank on rookie Cassius Stanley that might seem hilarious at first glance, but knowing what I do about the commercial popcorn industry — it’s horrifying. Stanley wasn’t doing the little things veterans expect, like getting towels, working out on his off days, and listening to his teammates. So they decided to teach him a lesson. Filling a car with popcorn might seem innocent, but it’s a death sentence for a car. Especially a new one. I know this because I’ve lived it. My job throughout high school and college was working in movie theaters, first as a part of the floor staff — then as a senior manager. I know this popcorn was obtained from a theater, and I know Stanley’s car is effectively ruined — unless he wants to get the entire car reupholstered, or just enjoys the smell of popcorn.
Christopher Hine: Karl-Anthony Towns just relayed a story about when he was younger in a Wal-Mart with his mom when he really wanted an A-Rod jersey. The family didn’t have much money, so Towns just put the jersey on, they bought a few other things … and he walked out with the jersey on.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Dwane Casey on #Clippers coach Ty Lue: “Ty did a magnificent job in Cleveland — he’s the reason I’m in Detroit.” When Lue was with the #Cavs, they eliminated Casey’s Raptors several times.