Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).
Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski and a number of his teammates were at the Lakers/Celtics game Thursday. Kobe Bryant told Gronkowski to go play for the Eagles.
Did you see that guy sitting courtside in Philly yelling at Kobe Bryant? CSNPhilly.com caught up with and talked to him.
Barack Obama did an interview with the Italian publication La Stampa before meeting with that country’s prime minister, and in it Obama talks about liking what Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli bring to the NBA.
Doc Rivers had a lot of fun watching his son bury North Carolina.
The Phoenix Suns have partnered with Verizon to incorporate tablet computers throughout their organization, from the coaches through the business side.
Michael Heisley, owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, has emerged as one of the remaining candidates to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Let me just say on behalf of Dodger fans everywhere, “NOOOOOOOOO.”
Kareem Rush is trying to make an NBA comeback through the D-League.
Kemba Walker talks about his trip from UConn to the NBA.
ESPN Films will air a documentary about the Magic Johnson HIV announcement on March 11. That could be powerful.
The DeMarcus Cousins body language flow-chart. (Seriously, click that link.)
Timofey Mozgov’s foot injury likely will keep him out until Tuesday.
Three lessons young players can take away from from the Celtics/Lakers game.