Here is an abbreviated Offday Offerings as I continue to watch game film in preparation for the Denver Nuggets/Los Angeles Lakers Western Conference Finals.
FM 104.3 The Fan in Denver is reporting that the Pepsi Center is double booked on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. WWE Monday Night Raw, which is broadcast live, is slated to take place in the Pepsi Center at 6:30 PM Mountain. Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals is also supposed to take place that night at 7:00 PM Mountain. While it would be interesting to see both events run concurrently, I do not believe that is an option.
Reportedly at this point Vince McMahon is claiming that he is not moving his event, which is understandable seeing as how it is slated to be televised live. Mike Evans and Sandy Clough just spoke with Barry Fay, a former big time concert promoter in Denver, and Fay said he believes Kroenke will just have to write McMahon a check in order for the WWE to allow the NBA to have the building for game four.
Needless to say this was not one of the story lines I expected to be covering for this series.
I imagine you have all read this by now, but the Denver Post has a great recap of how the Nuggets acquired Chauncey Billups. It all started with a call by Detroit inquiring about Carmelo Anthony and Denver had to do a 180 on an trade with the Pacers involving Jamaal Tinsley.
Henry Abbott of TrueHoop has highlights of the continuing conflict between Kenyon Martin and Mark Cuban as told by Chris Tomasson on HoopsHype.com.
John Hollinger’s always interesting insight on the series.
Nate at Pickaxe and Roll has his preview up.
So does Andrew at Denver Stiffs who apparently does not like the Lakers very much.