Outlet Pass: Tiger, MVP Howard + Sun

“Even Tiger Woods has an opinion on one of the NBA’s hottest topics—the MVP race. In Woods’ mind, Miami’s Dwyane Wade merits consideration for the top NBA individual honor, but the world’s No. 1 golfer expects either Cleveland’s LeBron James or the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant to actually win the award. “D-Wade has now gotten himself into the conversation,” Woods said after finishing his final round in the CA Championship at Doral, only a few miles from the Heat’s arena. “He’s doing more with less, obviously. But I think it’s probably going to come down to LeBron and Kobe.” Woods’ opinion is an educated one: He’s an avid basketball fan and sees plenty of Orlando Magic games when he’s at his central Florida home.”

“Nowhere in the MVP chatter were there highlights of Dwight Howard’s seventh game this season with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds, one more than the rest of the league combined. Nowhere were his three blocked shots or four dunks, each category adding to NBA-best totals. How, Howard had to wonder, could he be leading the NBA in rebounding (14.0) and blocked shots (3.0) — something that has been done only four times before in league history — and not be mentioned among the NBA’s most elite players? How could his team be tied in the loss column with the defending champion Boston Celtics and he not even get a sniff in the MVP consideration?”
The News-Press 

“The Los Angeles Lakers have recalled guard Sun Yue from the NBA Development League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders, it was announced today. Sun, who became the 25th NBA player assigned to a D-League affiliate this season on March 6, played 4 games (4 starts) with the D-Fenders, averaging 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.25 blocks in 36.0 minutes.”
Press Release 

” Sacramento Kings guard Bobby Jackson will undergo surgery to repair a broken cheekbone. Jackson broke his left cheekbone late in the Kings’ overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. The team announced Monday that he would need surgery. The Kings say Jackson’s playing status for the rest of the season will be determined after the operation Friday at UC Davis Medical Center. Jackson is averaging 7.4 points per game. The Kings have the worst record in the NBA at 14-52.”
Fox Sports 

“The New Jersey Nets will definitely move to a yet-to-be-built Brooklyn stadium for the 2011-12 season, said the NBA team’s Chief Executive Officer. According to Bloomberg, Brett Yormark said the team will overcome economic concerns and legal opposition to move to the $1 billion arena designed by architect Frank Gehry.” 

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