- The Washington Times - Monday, April 21, 2008

WEEKEND REWIND - In case you missed it

Wizards drop Game 1 in Cleveland: To no one’s surprise, LeBron James took over in the game’s final minutes to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 series lead. But the highlight (aside from LeBron’s ridiculous alley-oop) was the skirmish he had with Brendan Haywood. LeBron took offense to Haywood standing over him after a foul and proceeded to stand in a manner that would prevent Haywood from having children. Predictably, the referees got involved and issued a technical to Antawn Jamison, who was trying to calm the situation. Don’t except LeBron to face any NBA discipline, since the last person in the NBA to get this much protection was Tim Donaghy in the Witness Protection Program.

Danica Patrick wins her first race: It may have taken her 50 races, but Patrick finally became the first woman to win an Indy Racing League race this weekend in Japan. She may have struggled with the overwhelming hype that accompanied her debut, but a win forever seals her case for competing with the men. Meanwhile, look for Michelle Wie to win her first PGA tour event in the year … never.

TWT FIVE - Most “overrated” NBA players

A few suggestions for DeShawn Stevenson next time he wants to call out an opponent:

1. Vince Carter: Definitely the type of person to press reset on a video game when things aren’t going his way.

2. Tracy McGrady: Won’t get out of the first round again, but mostly because the Rockets’ center is 185 years old.

3. Jermaine O’Neal: Tied with Stephon Marbury for the title of “Worst Max Contract Player” currently in the NBA.

4. The entire New York Knicks roster: How did Stephon Marbury, Zach Randolph and Eddy Curry all convince a general manager (besides Isiah) they were any good?

5. DeShawn Stevenson: Not to be outdone by his 19.6 percent field goal shooting in last year’s playoffs, Stevenson threw up a 1-for-9 (11.1 percent) in Game 1.

HE SAID WHAT?

“If you have to use mathematical strategies to beat me, it won’t work.”Shaquille O’Neal on the Spurs using the “Hack-a-Shaq” strategy

ON WASHINGTONTIMES.COM

Mike Jones (Outlet) provides pre-game updates from Cleveland and Corey Masisak (In The Room) from Philadelphia, sites of the Wizards and Capitals playoff games.


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