NBA general managers: Durant more clutch than Kobe

Posted: October 24, 2012

LAKERS STAR Kobe Bryant, while still an elite player, is no longer Mr. Clutch.

For 10 years, NBA general managers have voted the former Lower Merion High phenom as the league most clutch player.

But on Tuesday, that honor went to the Thunder's Kevin Durant.

Durant got 46.7 percent of the votes, followed by Bryant (40 percent) and the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (6.7).

Last season, according to Pro Basketball Talk, Durant shot 43.3 percent overall in the final 3 minutes of games in which his team led or trailed by three points. Bryant shot 32.8 percent.

Coulter offensive

Someone should give the Special Olympics a gold medal for telling off conservative screecher Ann Coulter.

During Monday's presidential debate, Coulter tweeted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard" - obviously referring to President Obama.

In August, she used the r-word while describing MSNBC host Chris Matthews.

An official for the Special Olympics weighed in with TMZ on Tuesday, saying, "We are disappointed in [Ann's] regular use of the word despite our constituents regular appeals to her for compassion. [We] welcome an open invitation for her to be involved in an educational meeting with our athletes to understand the demeaning use of the r-word in everyday speech."

We would have just told her to shut up.

Geno's giant plan

For Connecticut women's basketball Geno Auriemma it's a no-brainer. Lowering the rims in the women's game "about seven inches" will lead to more action, which will lead to more fans.

"What makes fans not want to watch women's basketball is that some of the players can't shoot and they miss layups and that forces the game to slow down," Auriemma told the Hartford Courant. "How do you help improve that? Lower the rim [from 10 feet]. Do you think the average fan knows that the net is lower in women's volleyball than men's volleyball? It's about seven inches shorter so the women have the chance for the same kind of success at the net [as the men]."

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