?Grizzlies guard Jason Williams, for damage allegedly done to the $1 million house he rented in Granite Bay, Calif., while playing for the Kings. Owner Don Glover claims that carpets were ripped, stained and torn, floors were damaged and fixtures were broken, amounting to between $35,000 and $40,000 in damages. "It's worse than if a bunch of fraternity kids had an extended party," Glover's lawyer, Frank Watson, told The Sacramento Bee. John Virga, Williams's lawyer, said his client caused only "normal wear and tear" to the house and deemed the dispute "a tempest in a teapot."
?James Storm, of his victory in the Rio Vista ( Calif.) Bass Festival, after he failed a lie detector test. Organizers of the 54-year-old tournament, who decided to use a polygraph to test the champion this year, say there was a discrepancy regarding the time Storm caught the winning fish, a 40.65-pound striped bass. Storm, who forfeited his prize, a $19,000 fishing boat, denies lying and has hired a lawyer to challenge his disqualification.
?The shot of Michael Jordan on his 2001-02 Topps Stadium Club card. Topps altered a 1998 shot of Jordan dunking to put him in a Wizards uniform. MJ had yet to dunk as a Wizard when the cards were printed.
?By the NHL, fireworks and other pyrotechnics, which had been a part of pregame ceremonies for such teams as the Maple Leafs and the Oilers. The league cited the threat to air quality and spectators and potential damage to the ice surface.
?Brittany Spears, as a member of the Sonics' dance squad. That's Brittany, not Britney.