I knew something was up when there were SWAT teams and metal detectors up at the Verizon Center. Barack Obama was chilling courtside tonight to watch the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards, upset playoff contender and Obama-favorite Chicago Bulls. Obama is the first president to attend an NBA game [in decades?].
How could ESPN do that to us? ESPN's Friday night headline announced that the Minnesota Gophers specifically are going to be excluded out of March Madness. Of all the teams to single out? Yo, the committee hasn't voted yet.
....And then to top off the young weekend. Stephon Marbury, after sitting out most of last season and the nearly all of the 2008-2009 season, resolved his $20 million contract buyout with the New York Knicks in time to make his debut as a Boston Celtic tonight. Da Kids, Marbury and Garnett are set to reunite, all in due time, to finally win the championship that was prophesied more than a decade ago.