• An outstanding breakdown of what an NBA Draft's "risers and sliders" really means. [Celtics Blog]
• The bidding process for the Larry O'Brien trophy. [The Basketball Jones]
• Is it possible to have baseball without heroes? [Sportszilla]
• How is the NHL like Cameron from "Ferris Bueller?" [Out Of Left Field]
• We disagree with this assessment of Peter Gammons' album; we're absolutely buying it. [Stereogum]
• Boy, those German fans sure are happy. [OutSports]
• A look at the best five and the worst five teams in the World Cup so far. [The Sports Pulse]
• Not that the Mets might be getting somewhat ahead of themselves, but ... [Mets Are Better Than Sex]