You know what they say about the Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh: You can't stop him, but you can keep him contained in an elevator in his Toronto condo for nearly an hour. Bosh had 30 points and 10 rebounds Friday night in the Raptors' 93-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, but earlier in the day, Bosh spent 50 minutes stuck inside an elevator in his condo just after he got on at the 28th floor.
"I sat and reflected on life and just chilled," Bosh told the Associated Press, adding that he tried to force the door open, but failed.
"I tried my superhuman strength, but it wasn't opening," he said.
Bosh was the fourth player selected in the 2003 NBA draft. Which players were chosen ahead of him?
Chew on this
Holiday eating advice by the Washington Redskins' team nutritionist didn't have a 100% completion rate.
The nutritionist recommended avoiding "butter- and cream-drenched mashed potatoes and fried anything" and suggested that keeping a food log during this time of year has been proved to reduce weight gain. Offensive lineman Randy Thomas, who stands 6 feet 5 and weighs 317 pounds, wasn't buying it.
"Look, I don't live by that," he said. "I live to be happy. I eat fried chicken. You're going to tell me that's living dangerously?"
He didn't get his ATV
Willie Anderson was prepared to spend his entire NFL career with Cincinnati and then ride off into the sunset on an all-terrain vehicle like the one the Bengals gave 13-year center Rich Braham for his retirement in 2006.
Instead, the Bengals told Anderson during the off-season to take a pay cut to remain with the team as a backup. After 12 years of good service, Anderson chose instead to sign with the Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the Bengals, 34-3, on Sunday.
"We all know there is no love in the game, but you think that they like me and I do the right things, I say the right things and I play well when I do play," Anderson said earlier in the week. "I was like, 'They're going to allow me to retire here and maybe get my Richie Braham tractor.' I was looking forward to that."
LeBron James, Darko Milicic and Carmelo Anthony.
Hair raising, indeed
Eric Hahn, an Omaha musician, set a world record for mohawks when his reached 27 inches above his scalp.
"The way my year's going," wrote Brad Dickson in the Omaha World-Herald, "I'll find out my season ticket for Creighton Basketball is directly behind this guy."