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Feb. 18, 2008
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Feb. 18, 2008

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Suggestions for Spicing Up NBA All-Star Saturday

1 BRICK OFF: BAD FREE THROWS CONTEST
Shaq, Ben Wallace (right) and others try to top each other at the stripe. Will 6 for 10 win it?

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2 12TH-MAN TRIATHLON
Events: towel-waving, butt-slapping, sucking up ("Keep shooting, Kobe!").

3 FINE WHINE COMPETITION
Each contestant runs to ref to complain about a call. Creativity counts. Early favorites: Rasheed Wallace, Tim Duncan, Sam Cassell.

4 SUIT 'N' SHOOT
Invitees wear their flashiest duds and compete in a shootout. Points are awarded for style. Judges: Don Cherry, Heidi Klum (right).

5 POSSE AMERICAN IDOL
Wanna hang with KG? Let's hear you do Stevie Wonder's For Once in My Life.

Gut Feeling of the Week
I WAS TALKING to Bob Knight on the radio last Friday and he surprised me by not giving a definitive no when I asked if he would ever coach again. The way he spoke, I got the feeling he may very well come back. If he does, though, I don't think Knight would return for a major-conference job. He told me he'd never enjoyed coaching more than when he was at Army in the 1960s. I think he'd have to be at a school where RPI doesn't matter but GPA does. Can't you imagine him prowling the sideline at a place like, say, Dartmouth? Or maybe Cornell—so he could keep all his red sweaters.

Caption You'll Never See

AFTER CALLING a timeout in Portland during the Knicks' recent eight-game losing streak, Isiah Thomas pulled aside Jamal Crawford and began whistling. Crawford later said, "I think it was Over the Rainbow. It was horrible."

PHOTODON RYAN/AP (THOMAS)PHOTOGARY DINEEN/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (WALLACE)PHOTOBRAD BARKET/GETTY IMAGES (KLUM)