I've just pulled an all-nighter finishing this article, so I'm about to go crash. Before I do it though, a couple quick links.
Excellent, excellent news from the Darius Songaila front, as it appears he might be back even before the all-star break.
"Practices went well. I'm waiting for the doctor to okay the process and we'll take it from there," he said. "The stiffness is gradually going away. It's getting there, but it's a work in progress."
Meanwhile, SLAM's Lang Whitaker has officially coined Gilbert Arenas "The First Blog Superstar."
It's almost like Gilbert came into his own during the perfect storm. Blogs went crazy, and the voluminous Wizards blogs were all there to cover it and cover it well. Dan Steinberg's DC Sports Bog has feasted on Gil info for the last few months, as has the Wizards' beat writer blogs at the Post. All the fan blogs, from Wizznutz to MVN to Gilbertology and on and on have been there, covering Gilbert like crazy. Gil has a wacky birthday party? Everyone's there! Gil gets the altitude adjusted at his house? Blog it! even his "Agent Zero" nickname came from a blog. (Holler, Wizznutz.)
I can't say I disagree. By the way, thanks for the shoutout Lang. No, really. Thanks.
Finally, the Caron Butler all-star watch is now at 4 hours. Stay tuned for the latest updates.
And finally finally, I'm still waiting on a game recap for yesterday's game. Post in it the diaries, and I'll promote it. Thanks!