Last night Kobe Bryant stole Ray Allen's thunder, Miami's Shenise Johnson poured it on in Maryland and the St. John's Red Storm swept through the Big Apple once again.
How did an NFL junkie cope with the first weekend without (real) professional football since August? Sure, there was All-Star action and the Grand Slam finals, but it was really the compelling hoops that kept our sports fixes going.
It was the ultimate holiday weekend for NFL and NBA fans. The NFL playoff picture no longer seems like a complex algorithm, and the NBA gave us some major marquee matchups.