LeBron is back
The press is noticing what everyone in Cleveland already knows. After an early season slumber, LeBron James is back, playing like the dominant player he should be. He has even stopped kissing his wrists when he goes to the foul line.
Here’s Bill Simmons, who was one of many writers ripping LeBron a couple of months ago:
Ever since LeBron James decided to start breaking a sweat after the All-Star break, the Cavaliers fans have been sending me these “LeBron is shoving it in your face!” e-mails. Look, I’m GLAD he’s playing hard. My original point was that, if he kept going at his pre-All-Star pace and didn’t start giving a crap, the whole “What’s wrong with LeBron?” subplot would have become the dominant story of the season. And yesterday’s well-done ESPN.com feature by Brian Windhorst tackles that very point. The fact remains, the Global Icon was on cruise control for three months of a six-month season. I don’t know how this is a good thing.
Buckeyes go to the Final Four!
Greg Oden ignored the smack talk and led the Buckeyes to a victory over Memphis to seal a Final Four appearance.
Winslow on track?
Kellen Winslow claims the Internet rumors that he would miss the 2007 season are false. He claims he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Buckeyes get great start on 2008 recruiting class
Ohio State has landed three top recruits for 2008.
The Ohio State football team has already picked up three commitments in the class of 2008, and at least one recruiting analyst ranks the trio with the best at their positions nationally among seniors-to-be.
Dublin Coffman tackle Mike Adams, Cincinnati LaSalle receiver DeVier Posey and Westerville Central punter-kicker Ben Buchanan have all accepted scholarships from the Buckeyes.
Duane Long of Bucknuts.com, who publishes the Ohio High scouting report, has the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Adams rated as the top player in the state.
“I’ve only seen one offensive lineman — Orlando Pace — better at the high school level in Ohio,” Long said. “He’s better than Korey Stringer and better than Alex Boone. He’s a special athlete.”