"[Insert player here] will be holding a news conference" means the same thing in basketball lingo that "we need to talk" means in female-ese – it's time for me to do some things, it's not your fault, etc. No matter the spin, she's leaving.
"[Three players] will be holding a news conference" is even worse – she's leaving, the kids are waiting in the Benz, and she needs help loading the plasma screen into the trunk.
By 2:00 p.m. ET, Carolina fans were left sitting in the dark, watching the wedding video, drinking Black Label on the rocks and dreaming of good times past. [espn.com]
All around the world, Duke fans rejoice. A mere two and a half weeks after pulling off
what might have seemed impossible to last year's squad, Roy Williams and the rest of the Tar Heel nation mourns the loss of the remaining three top scorers (Sean May, Raymond Felton, and Marvin Williams). That makes SEVEN departures from this year's championship team (3 to graduation). In fact, David Noel, the highest remaining scorer only averaged 3.9ppg this year. I hope they enjoyed being on top while it lasted, because they certainly aren't going far this year. In all fairness, a trophy sure goes a long way towards soothing pain though....
On a related note, I wonder how the proposed age limits will affect the number of kids who declare for the draft this year. Eh, who cares, if it's bad for Carolina, it's good for me. [alt link