Today’s gossip column starts away from the NBA, as a story from California has gone viral.
COACH GETS SUSPENDED FOR 161-2 SCORELINE.
A high school girls coach has been suspended for mercilessly running up the score of a game between his side Arroyo Valley and Bloomington High.
The coach, Michael Anderson is suspended for two games, one has already been carried out and he also faces accusations of trying to comfortably get a win playing his full strength side.
Anderson said that he wasn’t trying to run up the score or embarrass the opposition. His team had won four previous games by at least 70 points, and Bloomington had already lost a game by 91.
“The game just got away from me,” Anderson told the San Bernardino Sun on Friday. “I didn’t play any starters in the second half. I didn’t expect them to be that bad. I’m not trying to embarrass anybody.”
He says if he had it to do again, he’d have played only reserves after the first quarter, or, “I wouldn’t play the game at all.”
But Bloomington coach Dale Chung says Arroyo Valley used a full-court press for the entire first half to lead 104-1 at halftime.
“People shouldn’t feel sorry for my team,” Chung said. “They should feel sorry for his team, which isn’t learning the game the right way.”
D-ROSE: CURRY IS THE BEST PG IN THE NBA
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says that Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is the best or one of the best point guards in the league.
Derrick Rose on Stephen Curry and where he ranks among NBA point guards: "You've got to put him up there at No. 1." – http://t.co/wqe2OWDCS5
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 16, 2015