The most expensive beers in the NBA can be found in New York and Phoenix where the Knicks and Suns charge their fans $9.00 per beer.
In addition, yesterday news broke that Ikea had found horse meat in their Swedish meatballs sold in Europe. I was honestly impressed they were using real meat; I expected ground up lingonberries, particle board, and a puréed orange FLÜRM. People on Twitter were aghast at the mere thought of something so disgusting as eating horse meat.
Brook Lopez says his brother Robin is the "worst player in the NBA." Robin Lopez will hear none of it.
"I've got the family in town; got my mom rooting for me," Robin told New Orleans writer Jimmy Smith. "Hopefully it goes my way. I'm the younger one. Everybody goes for the baby . . . . and I'm better and I'm more lovable."
Please note that "hybrid" -- in the Suns’ unfortunate and unofficial vernacular -- refers to a player incapable of defending in most matchups and not exactly efficient at punishing opponents in supposed mismatches on the other end.
"It's not a question of if we make the playoffs. We will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone -- Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Denver ... whoever. I have zero nervousness about that," Bryant said.
According to personnel guys around the league, the Suns also are looking to move backup center Jermaine O’Neal and (now) third-string point guard Sebastian Telfair for whatever return doesn’t compromise the team’s cap flexibility. That probably translates to second-round picks.
All Suns players are available via trade, according to a source. Phoenix has strong interest in Knicks guard Iman Shumpert that doesn't appear to be reciprocated.
From all of us here at Bright Side of the Sun, have a happy Labor Day everybody. Make sure to spend plenty of time with your family and eat a lot of food.
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Going online now: Suns move quickly after Steve Nash trade and strike four-year deal with Goran Dragic worth $34 million, sources tell ESPN
Suns having dinner with Eric Gordon right now. Phx is considering offering him max deal (4 years, $58 million), sources say