Monday, July 16, 2007
Bama hoops news, July 16
Mikhail Torrance and Demetrius Jemison were among eight collegians who flew halfway around the world to play exhibition games in China as part of a cultural exchange trip for Sports Reach, International. Bad news, though: they both lost weight on the trip. At a time when our guys should be bulking up and adding strength, Torrance and Jemison are shrinking. Do I hear Sam Haginas all over again?
Erwin Dudley, one of my all-time favorite players, has decided to return to play for Turk Telekom in Ankara, Turkey. Instead of a possible NBA tryout, Dudley takes the sure thing, which pays him more than $500,000 per season, which is obviously more than the NBA minimum. But at the same time, he is famous over there, which has to count for something. And since it is overseas, the money is tax free. Where can I get a job like that?
And lastly, we all knew about Chuck Davis' recovery from a knee injury, but apparently, he has also been fighting a blood disorder and is on blood thinners. Sadly, the Knciks were interested, but with his health problems, his chances of landing in the league are waning....