The calm after the storm

…..literally and figuratively. Southern California has been pulverized by storms for a week, and the basketball world has been turned upside down with earth-shattering news for about the same length of time. This morning, however, the sun and the sky are out in LA, and basketball players are on their way home for the holidays. Thank goodness for both of those circumstances.

Mechelle Voepel talks about Tara VanDerveer. The Universe has such a great sense of humor most of the time……it seems appropriate that the coach’s 800th win would come against one of her proteges, Jennifer Azzi.

Candace Parker is pumped about the 2011 WNBA season: she put up the LA Sparks’ schedule on her website.

Swin Cash has joined the slamonline writing crew.

And it’s hard for me to take fanhouse seriously, even those these are some good lists, when they misspell Meighan Simmons’ name in the last list. Especially after it was spelled correctly in the list above it. And I’m told they misspell names a lot. What’s up with that?

Gonna go and enjoy this thing they call “the sun” with one of my former players. Have a great day, everyone.