In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the Sacramento Kings, who showed up two-and-a-half quarters late (like the fans at a Miami Heat game) and still managed to pull out a win.
The Kings trailed the Bulls by 35 points with 8:50 left in the third quarter last night, but eventually won the game by four. It was the biggest comeback in an NBA game in 13 years and was lovingly cradled toward victory by former Memphis Tiger Tyreke Evans, who had 23 points, eight rebounds and also won the Rookie of the Year award between periods.
Previous Memphis Tiger-turned-Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose? Never heard of him.
Oddly enough, I think the state of the Bulls is not summed up by the home fans booing them off the court following this putrid fourth quarter collapse, but the AP game note that claimed Andres Nocioni "was one of the Bulls' most popular players of the post-Michael Jordan years." Andres Nocioni? That is quite a lifeline to be stretching out for.
Honorable Mention: Martin Brodeur. The NHL's all-time leader in wins and games now has the record for most shutouts after blanking the Penguins. He'll never have Patrick Roy's hair, though.