WATERCOOLER CHAT: KNICKS CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, RAMS 2ND PICK, BRAUN OVERTURNED

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, a much anticipated game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.  This was the Knicks’ shot against the Heat before the All-Star break; their chance to show their new-look attitude to the Heat.  Unfortunately for the Knicks, Lin couldn’t work his magic against the most red-hot team in the NBA.  The Heat’s scouting report definitely said something to the effect of ‘Take Lin out of the game’, and that’s exactly what they did.  Lin only had 2 points in the first half. They were stealing the ball from him and turning it into transition dunks.  The Heat are simply on fire right now.

FOOTBALL

Elsewhere, in the NFL, it’s slowly becoming official that the St. Louis Rams will trade away the #2 pick.  Almost everyone thinks that Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Griffin III from Baylor will be the #2 pick in the draft.  The Rams don’t need a quarterback, as they took Sam Bradford 2 years ago with the #1 pick.  They will likely get a lot for the second pick, and use those picks to fill other key positions they need.  Alternatively, the Rams could keep the pick and draft the stellar Justin Blackmon from Oklahoma State to give Bradford an all-pro beast wide receiver.  They could use that as well, but will most likely swap picks with someone.  Look for the Redskins or Dolphins to possibly make a move here.

BASEBALL

Finally, in baseball, last season’s National League MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs a few months ago.  That put his award in jeopardy, but more importantly, it put his reputation as one of baseball’s emerging superstars in jeopardy.  All through this, however, Braun has attested that he is innocent.  Yesterday, a court overturned Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension. This is a landmark decision, as no player has ever avoided a suspension when testing positive for drugs.  Braun said this is the first step in restoring his image as a clean player just hoping to give his best to the sport of baseball.

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