NBA Essentials ranks our six favorite stories of the day.
1. Celtics.com, via TrueHoop. Ever wonder how the NBA schedule gets made? It sounds ... complicated.
2. Hornets 24/7. I appreciate Hornets 24/7 giving love to underappreciated general manager Jeff Bower, but I strongly disagree with the implication that dude isn't sexy. See him here with Julian Wright? BASKETBALL ROCKSTAR. Forget Peja, they need to start giving out Bower-on-a-Stick.
3. Ball Don't Lie. Requiem for Darius Miles.
4. Yahoo! The Bobcats are losing money, but Robert Johnson insists he won't sell.
6. Straight Bangin'. A Knicks fan embraces the ability to laugh with his coach instead of at his coach.