A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball.

* Check this out – Rutgers University fired their men’s basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and using gay slurs during practice. I’m surprised no one ever decked the prick.

* Want to know exactly why LeBron James has become so damn good these last few years? Read this feature by Grantland – ‘The Evolution of King James’. Fascinating stuff.

* After surgery on his knee a groggy Metta World Peace asks the nurse if she and her co-workers party in the hospital.

* TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott says Erik Spoelstra is the Coach of the Year because he does ‘less coaching’ in critical moments. So true.

* Deron Williams’ autographs a fan’s black t-shirt with a black pen.

* Michael Beasley eats six or seven packs of Skittles a day.

* Game winners – Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Duncan and Mike Conley.

* TrueHoop’s Kevin Arnovitz chats to Milwaukee big man, Larry Sanders. I tell you what; when he’s due this dude is going to get paid.

* Andre Drummond airballs two consecutive free throws.

* Magic Johnson in a candid interview about his gay son.

* The refs took a few (accidental) body blows this week – Carlos Boozer with a punch to the groin and Larry Sanders an elbow to the head.

* Mark Cuban said he would consider drafting Baylor’s Brittney Griner in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft. Really Mark?

* In the NCAA Tournament Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome leg injury. Warning; it’s graphic.

* Brandon Knight blows a wide-open layup. Doesn’t even hit the rim. Yikes!


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