Daily Five: Shaquille O'Neal Wants LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter in the Dunk Contest
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
NBA.com: "Following Tuesday night's win over Toronto, O'Neal was asked if he would like to see teammate LeBron James participate in this year's event. That's when he offered his idea. He would like to see former dunk champion Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant and others take part along with James."
Mike Jones: "But according to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity, the Wizards have not had any discussions or communications with Arenas in regards to voiding the deal, and haven't decided what their course of action is in the situation because the legal process must play out, and then David Stern, who already has suspended Arenas indefinitely, must decide what – if any – additional punishment the player will receive before being reinstated into the league."
Court Surfing: "Vince Carter is one of those handful of NBA players who have fans that follow them from team to team. The very fact that I’m suggesting that his career might be on a severe downturn is likely to attract “hater” accusations from some of those very fans. But the fact of the matter is that I was one of those people who believed that Vince would prove his critics wrong in Orlando and show that he could be a significant contributor on a championship contender."
Philly.com: "Tyreke Evans, the Sacramento Kings' rookie point guard, and his cousin are among four men who have been named in a wrongful-death civil suit filed in Delaware County. The family of Marcus Reason, who was killed by Jamar Evans, Tyreke's cousin, in November 2007 in a drive-by shooting, is asking for a judgment in excess of $50,000."
FreeDarko: "Then there is Rasheed Wallace, who is one of the rare few whose words are as compelling as his motivation for speaking them. It received little play at the time, but Wallace essentially challenged the entire ecosystem of the NBA back in November. Long story short, Sheed remains convinced that Tim Dongahy wasn’t the only ref in on the con. Others have expressed doubt about the official version of events, but none have gone on the attack and with such complete matter-of-factness as Wallace."