SB: I'm not going to throw anyone under the bus. If you play in the NBA, you deserve respect.
• No. 1 Priority
The NFL Network's Mike Mayock watches as much game tape as any analyst, but he thinks you can't always see a draft prospect's most important qualities—work ethic and football IQ. Mayock thinks Cam Newton (above) is way beyond Tim Tebow and Vince Young mechanically but isn't convinced Newton wants to be great. "Something tells me that he'll be content to be a multimillionaire who's pretty good," said Mayock, "and that doesn't get it done for me."
• Personal Foul
After the incident at Dodger Stadium, fan behavior has been under the microscope throughout sports. Lakers guard Derek Fisher has noticed a change for the worse in the NBA. "I don't know if it's in line with what has happened politically, where there's so much polarization and hate for the other side," said Fisher, who was accused by a fan in Salt Lake City of lying about his daughter having cancer. "The price of a ticket to an NBA game gives people the license to do and say whatever."
• Line of The Week
TNT analyst and former Suns G.M. Steve Kerr on NBA draft prospect Jimmer Fredette: "He's gonna really have a tough time guarding. I say that from experience."
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