We can't wait to see Damian Lillard take on five different events on All-Star weekend. Meanwhile, in Vladimir Putin news, the Russian president sinks to new levels of cluelessness by trotting out the fake lesbians of t.A.T.u. at the Olympics.
New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni will not accompany Team USA to the World Championships in Turkey later this summer so he can fully treat an increasingly troublesome back, according to Team USA sources.
Amare Stoudemire's availability for Team USA was thrown into doubt Monday night after questions were raised over whether his contract with the New York Knicks could be insured to allow him to play in a FIBA competition, sources told ESPN.com.
NBA Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas, who is the only player to win championships on every level (high school, college, Olympic and professional), dropped by to chat with ESPN.com users before his SportsCentury biography on April 22 at 8 p.m. ET.