The LeBron James Bump Heard 'Round the NBA
Well, I guess we know where Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter was on Black Friday: in a line with 500 people at Kohl's at 3 in the morning.
On her Facebook page seen above, Ritter wrote of standing in line at the sales-mad store. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon, who served in the Florida House with Ritter in the early double oughts, chimed in that there was nothing worth standing in line with 500 people. Then former School Board member and current shady political operative Marty Rubinstein made a crack at your friendly neighborhood blogmeister that gave Ritter a chuckle. Ah, the holiday spirit -- it's infectious!
Inside, see a video from last night's dismal Mavericks game that adds evidence to the growing realization that Heat coach Erik Spoelstra really does need to go.
Did LeBron James intentionally shoulder knock Spoelstra? At this point, who cares? There's no respect there. The team, wrongly or rightly, has clearly quit on Spoelstra. Saw this one coming from a mile away. When Phil Jackson made his remarks about replacing Spoelstra, did you hear the big three come to the coach's defense in any serious way? No. Listen, it's only a matter of time before the Miami Heat gets a new coach, and the longer that takes, the deeper this hole becomes. The question is whether it will be Pat Riley or if he'll bring in someone else. Riles needs to step up for his swan song. This is his creation; he needs to take responsibility for it. In the meantime, time's a wasting.