HE SAID WHAT?
“A lot of [NBA players] get caught up in the hype and do video clips with rappers and all that crap. They want bling bling all over themselves and drive fast cars. But that’s just the way the culture is in America: If you’ve got it, flaunt it, and if you don’t, you can’t.” — Bucks forward Andrew Bogut
TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION
Before heading out to the fireworks, fire up the remote at lunchtime and flip back and forth between Cubs at Nationals (MASN, noon) and Twins at Yankees (ESPN, 1 p.m.).
The NBA’s top free agent leaves the retooling SuperSonics for big money in the Magic Kingdom.
Hip replacement surgery and a lawsuit against former coach Don Nelson, all in one busy week.
A baseball player you likely have never heard of is going to ride his blogdom popularity right to San Francisco.
He’s the star of the sports world this week, with more than 500 media members credentialed at Congressional.
Someone must like him. The Surly Slugger was voted to start in the All-Star Game in his home stadium.