A few notes around the league that interested me.
First of all, talk about one-and-done's. How about Kentucky's "won, so we're done?"
Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together. Now, they will go their separate ways in the NBA. Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised news conference Tuesday night.
Also, Derrick Rose is kinda shy.
"Sometimes it's too much," Rose told GQ Magazine in a story posted on its website Tuesday. "Chicago isn't used to stardom. Back when Michael [Jordan] was here, everyone was used to actors and singers and people being at the games. But there's been a drought since then, and even celebrities, they'll stop here to film a movie and then pop right back out. They don't know how to act toward celebrity. So I always have someone with me. I can have a hat on, glasses on, whatever. People still notice me. If I go outside without a hat on, I feel like I'm naked. "... This life doesn't fit my personality."
Finally, we might have maybe already seen the last of Dwight Howard in a Magic uniform, ...maybe.
You might remember David Pingalore, the Orlando sportscaster whom Dwight Howard pinned as inaccurate after he correctly revealed that Howard wanted Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy fired. You might also recall that when Van Gundy confirmed Pingalore's report (and the suspicions of many), Howard was hurt and taken aback by his coach's candidness. Now, in an oddly written column, Pingalore is adding new intrigue to the ongoing saga. Not only is Howard still upset with Van Gundy, while sitting games out due to a herniated disc, but he might also miss the playoffs? Seriously?