The Bald Truth
Whether happy or sad, anguished or encouraged, excited or outraged, Kevin Garnett sure loves his f-bombs.
And even more, it seems, his m-f-bombs.
The guy's a 7-foot, black, athletic, male Patti Blagojevich, for (bleep's) sake!
Genteel lip-readers couldn't have been pleased Monday that TNT cameras kept zooming in on KG every time the injured Celtic screamed the f-word in any and all of its various forms.
Adjectives. Nouns. Verbs. Hyphenated qualifiers.
KG had his whole vocabulary on display. And TNT captured it all for viewers big and small.
Something for everyone ... which, I guess, is what the NBA Cares campaign is all about.
The Balder Truth
Just when I thought it would be impossible to top Game 1, the Bulls-Celtics series got even more exciting in Game 2.
Watching Ray Allen and Ben Gordon trading incredible clutch shots was like watching two in-their-prime middleweights trading haymakers.
As it turns out, Allen got in the last shot and was the last man standing.
In Game 1, a new Chicago sports legend officially was born, with Derrick Rose outdueling Rajon Rondo. It's just been great stuff, every bit as intense and entertaining as any basketball anywhere.
The Celtics are one missed Paul Pierce free throw from holding a 2-0 series lead. And the Bulls are one made Allen jumper from holding a 2-0 series lead.
Appropriately, then, it's all tied at 1 ... and I'm already looking forward to Act Three at the United Center.
THE BALDEST TRUTH
Taking a detour during their off-day in Baltimore, the White Sox visited the White House and met Barack Obama.
The president shook hands and traded small talk with the players on his favorite team - and even granted reliever Octavio Dotel's request for a hug.
"Look at that!" screamed Sean Hannity. "As if it isn't bad enough that Obama is a militant Muslim socialist! There's all the proof you need that he's a gay militant Muslim socialist! We're all doomed! Doomed, I tell you!!!"