It's July. It's Friday.
This is a good time to read about college basketball. Under current NBA rules, prep players can't join the league until they are 19 and a year past their final year of high school. This leads to the one-and-done situation, where elite players participate in one year of college ball before leaving to join the NBA.
The L.A. Times reports that Arizona Wildcats coach Lute Olson, who skipped last season to divorce his wife, is irritated that prep player and McDonald's All-American Brandon Jennings is skipping out on playing for the Cats. Instead, Jennings opted to go directly for the cash by becoming a pro player in Europe. Lute Olson vows to never enter into such relationships again -- with potential one-and-done players, that is.
This weekend I plan to continue reading The End of Manners by Francesca Marciano. This is a novel about two women, a reporter and a photographer, on assignment in Afghanistan. I'm currently about 30 pages into it and so far, so good.
Looking ahead, Monday, July 14, is Bastille Day. Liberty, and particularly our First Amendment rights in this country, is a precious thing and every opportunity to celebrate liberty should be taken. Accordingly, this weekend let's turn up the zydeco music and start the celebration. Summer flies by quickly: laissez les bons temps rouler!
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