Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James told Davidson he wanted a ticket to "see the kid play."
He was talking, of course, about Stephen Curry.
Certain names are linked to every school that needs a coach, and one of them will be Davidson coach Bob McKillop. It doesn’t matter if McKillop is interested or if the school is. The rumors will persist. Indiana? South Carolina?
Why wouldn’t a school that needs a coach take at least a long look at McKillop? His recruiting pool is limited; if you’re not a student, you don’t get in. Players don’t get in trouble, they graduate and they win. The coach comes with victories and without baggage.
The ACC and the Southern Conference each have a team in the Elite Eight. So if the ACC’s Virginia Tech gets to complain about not being included in the basketball tournament, why don’t Georgia Southern, Chattanooga and Appalachian State?
I’ve watched two football games in Ford Field, a Super Bowl and a Carolina Panther victory against the Detroit Lions. In the latter, Chris Weinke replaced injured Jake Delhomme on the final drive and led the Panthers to victory.
I couldn’t help but think as I watched Curry pop from 22 feet that he might have shot from the same spot on which Weinke threw the touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl.
Curry doesn’t make many mistakes, but his mouth stopped functioning at the end of his news conference and the words that came out were chopped up and nonsensical and he made fun of himself and then Jason Richards made fun of him.
"I’m out of here," Curry finally said.
"Student-athletes you can leave," the moderator said.
I ran into Davidson associate head coach Matt Matheny, whom some enterprising school looking for an up-and-coming coach ought to snatch up, scouting Kansas after Davidson’s victory.
What do I write? I asked.
He extended his arms as wide as he could and smiled.
That’s good enough for me.