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Daily Roundup Mar 22 06

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After purifying himself in the cleansing waters of Lake Minnetonka, Prince goes apes**t on Carlos Boozer's mansion. Axl Rose would be proud.

Of course I'm not kidding. Would I lie to you? It's in the Minnesota papers as well.

NBA star Carlos Boozer filed suit in January claiming that Prince violated their eight-month lease by "painting the exterior of the [house] with purple striping, Prince symbol and numbers 3121" and installing monogrammed purple carpeting in the master bedroom and a water system "for beauty salon chairs" in a downstairs bedroom.

Purple's my favorite color, but that's just messed up. Note to self: NEVER RENT ANYTHING TO PRINCE!

So there was a Sonics game last night. I have to admit that I didn't watch the whole thing, turning it off late in the 4th because I was just getting too damn frustrated with 1) Seattle's terrible interior defense and 2) the uneven officiating. Was that game in the Delta Center? Johan Petro in particular was getting hammered under the basket with no mercy by every Kings frontcourt player and the officials were calling touch fouls on the other end. Watching Sportscenter this morning I saw that refs were also a problem in the Spurs game last night.

Get it together Stern. According to report I heard yesterday, apparently the Nielsen figures for a 4 hour rain delay (yes that's right, a rain delay) during last week's NASCAR event were approximately DOUBLE those of ABC's Laker-Cavs matchup featuring the NBAs two most hyped stars, Kobe and LeBron. In a word, that's awful.

It's a shame because Chris "Count Dunkula" Wilcox was the Truth last night, putting up a monster 16 point, 19 rebound game that combined the best parts of Shawn Kemp and Reggie Evans' games. Nice work!

Bob Hill's dictionary defines two types of NBA players. I like Maker's Mark too, coach.

And I can't let this roundup end without pointing out that a day after Luke Ridnour's comments he was a whopping -17 last night.

That's gotta sting. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!

Here's to squashing Milwaukee tonight.