What are you watching?
EL: I don't watch TV, and if I do, I stay within three channels: the Travel Channel, Discovery or National Geographic. That's all I watch. I love Man v. Food, Food Wars and Bizarre Foods. They're all awesome.
Do your teammates give you grief?
EL: No, they're right there with me. We have a thing in the training room when we're getting our ankles taped. There's four of us in there watching Cash Cab. We're all in there doing the trivia.
Men vs. Boys
When he first saw this year's Duke team at Mike Krzyzewski's fantasy camp last summer, Grant Hill (above, with Coach K) was unimpressed. Hill and a few other ex--Blue Devils played a pickup game against the current team. "We had our way with them," Hill told me. "These guys are half our age. Jay Williams, who, God bless him, can play on only one leg ... he's killing Jon Scheyer. [Christian] Laettner's killing the Plumlee brothers. I was like, You should still play. I was a little worried, but [this year's team] certainly came together."
With the Nets having a new, deep-pocketed Russian owner, a high draft pick this summer and an imminent move to Brooklyn, coach and G.M. Kiki Vandeweghe told me, "The future is very bright." But Vandeweghe, who took over the coaching duties after the team's 0--17 start, is looking forward to getting off the bench. When I asked him if he saw himself coaching next year, he answered quickly, "No, I don't think so."
Line of the week
Butler's 33-year-old coach, Brad Stevens, said that before the Bulldogs reached the Final Four, he was so anonymous (and baby faced) that he had been mistaken for a player: "At a Subway I was asked if my coach ever comes in."