While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.
Is this finally the break Mo needed to get an All-Star bid? (No pun intended) “Magic guard Jameer Nelson left Monday night’s 105-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter after dislocating his right shoulder. “I can still shoot with my other arm,” Nelson joked afterward, his arm in a sling. “I don’t know what happened. I just got hit to the floor. We don’t know how bad it is yet, so we’ll wait and see.” [ESPN]
Was the one three from years ago a lot larger? “Let’s not forget the Super Bowl from 1996, better known as Super Bowl XXX. Because of the whole Roman numeral thing, parents all over America wouldn’t let their kids watch the Super Bowl because they thought that NBC (Roman numeral for six and a half) was airing a porno. […] Personally, I can’t wait for Super Bowl L for the sole reason that it will always look like a typo.” [Mark Titus/Club Trillion]
Entertainer? How exactly is Stephen A. Smith still on television? “The latest in what’s going to be an ongoing story until the free-agency class of 2010 is on the market – including LeBron James and Miami’s Dwyane Wade – came Sunday when ESPN entertainer Stephen A. Smith, citing no sources, said Bosh had already informed Colangelo he wouldn’t re-sign when he’s a free agent in 16 months. “It obviously didn’t happen,” said Colangelo. “It’s one of those things that unfortunately I guess there’s an obligation to answer the question. … There just doesn’t seem to a lot of accountability with respect to the topic sometimes.” [Doug Smith/Toronto Star]
And to follow that up: “How fun that the Cavaliers play the Raptors tonight, being that all the word is running around that Chris Bosh will not re-sign in 2010. Look – I don’t care if he’s already denied it with great anger, or that it was Stephen A Smith who made it all up. This is just the type of thing that takes someone like me and gets them all excited. How about Sasha, Hickson, and Wally, plus a draft pick or something?” [Brian Spaeth/BTAA]
And lastly, not bad for a month that included a trip out west: “Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named today as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by KIA for games played in the month of January. In 14 games during the month, James averaged 27.5 points on .456 shooting, 9.6 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. James has now won the award for the ninth time in his career [and] for the second time this season.” [Cavs.com]