Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up got a treat this week. We were informed that our non-Jewish brother that is definitely from another mother, Eric Gordon, decided to announce that he was leaving Indiana early to play professional basketball at a press conference held at an Indianapolis JCC (that stands for Jewish Community Center). I was kvelling after hearing the news. Passover is a week away; start stocking up on matzah. I am considering implementing a new design for this site. Are you tired of this design yet? Anyway, here are some stories I was unable to cover over the past week:
- Is it not an exaggeration to say that Isiah Thomas is directly responsible for a $187 million loss? [The Thomas Tax].
- Remember that guy Byron Leftwich? The Jaguars definitely don’t [Garrard signs seven-year, $60 million contract with Jags].
- Looks like the Dolphins are between Gholston and Long (Jake) [Reports: Dolphins negotiating with Long, Gholston].
- David Beckham will earn 200 times the MLS senior player minimum over 500 times the “developmental player” contract minimum this year [From Rags to Riches].
- 16th round MLB Draft selections can still find success even though the odds are not in their favor [After one season in the majors, Young gets $28 million deal from D-backs].
- While he is not helping the Miami Heat, D Wade is busy turning up the heat by posing for the cover of Ocean Drive [Wade’s continued star power].
- The Trailblazers are doing an awesome job campaigning for LaMarcus Aldridge to win “Most Improved Player” [Rip City Rising].
- 6’11 Junior, Trent Plastaid, has declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft, but will not sign an agent [BYU’s Plaisted declares for NBA Draft].
- On the other hand, 6’11 Freshman, Anthony Randolph will forfeit his NCAA eligibility by hiring agent Arn Tellem to represent him in the upcoming NBA draft [Source: LSU’s Randolph signs with agent].
This week’s featured post is my in-depth post covering who is likely to be representing the top players in this year’s NCAA Championship game. It also looks at who alumni of the two teams have selected for representation. Go check out the story by clicking the Featured tab on the right sidebar.