Say What Now of the Day: NBA commissioner David Stern was a guest on today’s Jim Rome Show, where the exchange turned ugly when the host questioned whether the league’s draft lottery was fixed.
Stern turned on Rome — “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?” — thereby cementing his jackass reputation for all eternity. Because the draft is fixed, along with everything else in the NBA.
Breaking News of the Day: Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked: The Orlando Sentinel’s Jeff Weiner is reporting via Twitter that George Zimmerman’s bail has been revoked, and that Zimmerman must surrender within 48 hours.
Weiner reports that the prosecution is saying Zimmerman and his wife “may have committed contempt of court by lying,” arguing that Zimmerman “misrepresented, misled and deceived the court” during a bond hearing regarding his U.S. passport and his family’s financial situation.
No matter how hard you try to conceal the truth it always comes out to light.
Obama Revelation of the Day: In Pulitzer Prize-winner David Maraniss’ new book, Barack Obama: The Story, we get quite the insight into the president’s bullying, pot-smoking past. Money quote:
Barry also had a knack for interceptions. When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted “Intercepted!,” and took an extra hit. No one seemed to mind.
RIP: Donna Summer, at 63: Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, died this morning after a battle with cancer. She was 63.
Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Bad Girls.” Her reign continued into the ’80s, with “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s for Real.”
We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad. In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.
—And She Was (Early Version)
Talking Heads- “And She Was (Early Version)”