Oklahoma City @ Memphis, 6 PM Pacific, ESPN. Oklahoma City leads series 3-2.
Conversation starter #1, Friday the 13th edition - Favorite superstition.
Conversation starter #2 - Of the following list of 2011 All-NBA players, how many of them do you think would be worth obtaining for the #1 draft pick? Take age and contract into consideration when assembling your list. The list is comprised of first team players LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose; second team players Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook; third team players LeMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford, Manu Ginobli, Chris Paul. Other players that received votes are Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, Tim Duncan, Blake Griffin, Tony Parker, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Andrew Bogut, Monta Ellis, Nene, Andrew Bynum, Kevin Martin, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah, Marc Gasol, Al Jefferson, Kendrick Perkins, Andrea Bargnani, Chris Bosh, Andre Iguodala, Emeka Okafor, Eric Gordon, Gerald Wallace, Jason Kidd, Luis Scola, Luol Deng, Ray Allen.
Posting this a little early today, since it's (a) Friday, and (b) I was tempted to run conversation starter #2 as its own post. Have a great weekend, everyone!