Monday, December 10, 2007

A Couple Odds and Ends on a Monday

- The NBA is celebrating its history with "Heritage Week" now through next Monday, including some neat stuff on the .com. I really enjoyed the missing Rookie Rankings from Dec. 10, 1984, topped by some young shooting guard named Michael Jordan.

Incidentally, the Sonics did not have a first-round pick in 1984, having dealt it to San Diego (that's the Clippers, BTW) as part of the deal that brought Tom Chambers to Seattle.

- I thought this was interesting. Looking at our photos on Getty Images last week, I came across a bunch of photos featuring the Sonics against Minnesota. Sorta. Actually, it was the Idaho Stampede playing the Sioux Falls Skyforce. It was Timberwolves Affiliate Night in Sioux Falls, with Minnesota-themed game entertainment, and the Stampede donned Sonics uniforms as well. Sonics Affiliate Night in Boise is scheduled for Jan. 4. Here's Ricky Sanchez of Idaho pulling down a board.
(Dick Carlson/NBAE/Getty)