I'm not sure if this is real or just idle (but completely believable) speculation, but USA Today is reporting that the game of All-Star H-O-R-S-E will actually be G-E-I-C-O, to the delight of the sponsor.

That's right—the charming backyard game that fans have been clamoring for years to finally liven up the tired All-Star festivities has been corrupted before it even happens. Not that anyone should be the least bit surprised, but are they seriously going to make NBA players try and spell Geico on live TV? That should really be its own challenge, right? Will one of the insurance company's Cavemen get a bye into the finals?

In other dribbling news, San Antonio is playing Boston today, but no one cares, because LeBron James and Kobe Bryant will fight for the the MVP Award and the NBA title later. After their dual beatdown of the Knicks this week—a quality challenge for both, of course—they decided to face each other to settle this properly. They are just going to give it to the winner and spare us five months of playoffs, right? That would free up a lot of time for everyone.

So basketball fans can discuss their favorite sport here and if it gets more comments than the NHL post, their sport wins.


NBA Players To Play 'G-E-I-C-O' Not 'H-O-R-S-E' [Sporting News]