Do you break ankles any more with your crossover, or do you just sprain ankles?
AI: I can still do both. I'm really now using my John Stockton basketball skills, as far as thinking the game out and doing other things besides using my physical ability.
Can I pencil you in for another season?
AI: I hope so. It'll all come down to me being happy. At this point in my career, that's all I want. And I'm in a situation right now where I am. I'm happy going to games and practice every day.
Just Say No
Former All-Star first baseman Mark Grace told me that the reason he never considered taking steroids to help him on the field was fear it would hurt him off of it. "I just knew that stuff was really bad for you," he said. "I am single now. I was a single guy then. I like my sex life. I want to be able to perform. It's kind of funny, it's kind of not. That stuff will tear you up as far as your manhood is concerned."
NBA big men—Blake Griffin, Greg Oden, Yao Ming—are dropping left and right, which got me thinking of starting a clothing line for injured players to wear on the bench during games. I asked my radio listeners to help come up with a name for such a company. These are a few of the best:
2. Blunder Armour