Lost in the madness from hoax-gate is that fact that the Flash are playing well and in first place with a 5-1 record. Tonight the Reno Bighorns come to the McKay Events Center in Orem for the Battle of Interstates 80 and 15.
In a nice reminder that this really is minor league hoops, Bighorn player and blog world legend Rod Benson informed the world that the team has new accommodations this year:
Recession hit D-League: last yr we stayed at the Provo Marriott, this yr we are at the Springville Best Western (middle of nowhere). Fml.
In a nice show of local hospitality, Flash superfan DJ Toomey tried to lure Benson to JCW’s for some delicious bacon bleu cheeseburgers. I would pay top dollar to watch a reality show that involves DJ and Boomtho hitting the town and trying out obscure restaurants.
It’s a night for company Christmas parties and charity Sushi for Santa events, so… Are you going to the game?
Utah Flash vs Reno Bighorns
7:30 pm at the McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah
Flash center Luke Nevill is in Canada resolving his visa issue and should rejoin the team next week.
Also, not to stir the pot or anything, but the Orlando Magic site had this to say after the Jazz-Magic game last night:
Boozer was rumored to be on the trade block all summer and he could return to that position before February’s trade deadline if the Jazz (13-9) fall out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Boozer, 28, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $12.6 million and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2010.
“You got that big fella down there on defense because he covers up a lot of mistakes for you when he’s as active as he is,’’ said Boozer, who was in the Magic locker room after Thursday’s game to chat with Howard. “Everybody in the league would like to be on the same team as Superman.’’
Boozer and Howard became close friends during the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. Boozer was in Orlando throughout much of the Eastern Conference Finals and the NBA Finals last spring, dinning nightly with Howard at his suburban Orlando house. The two also traveled to Africa together this past summer as a part of the NBA Cares “Basketball Without Borders’’ program.
“We bonded, that’s one of my best friends. Great character, great dude and he’s a big kid inside a gigantic body,’’ Boozer said. “I just hung out with him (last spring) and his chef made some great food. I was rooting for him, wanting him to get his first (championship). He played well and he’s one of my best friends. When one of us gets knocked out like we did, then we cheer for the other one.’’