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Cheap Shots: Vogel's words lost in media's King James translation

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:01 am
LeBron James took offense to a reporter relaying the news that Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel called the Miami Heat “just another team.” Vogel never actually used that phrase.

Internet traffic generated by the story has prompted national media outlets to review their approach and, as a result, they hope to misquote Vogel much more often in the future and call it a “war of words.”University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban was “disappointed” that a former assistant coach called Saban “the devil himself.” Fans of Notre Dame say it's an easy mistake to make, since Alabama looked like one hell of a team against the Irish.The NFL and NFL Players Association are close to an agreement to move the annual draft from April to May. They are still trying to finalize a proposal that the name of the month then be changed from May to May-el Kiper Jr.Washington Redskins fans have purchased and shipped many of the items on quarterback Robert Griffin III's wedding registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond. For those interested, RG3 is also registered at RediMed.New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested last week on drug and weapons charges. Apparently, he misinterpreted things when he heard coaches say they were high on the pistol offense.The Charlotte Bobcats have begun the process of changing their name back to the Charlotte Hornets. Fans are overwhelmingly in favor of the move. They would also like to change owner Michael Jordan back into a player.In Phil Jackson's new book, he compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and ends up implying an overall edge to Jordan. Jackson later tweeted “Listen friends of bball; don't get hung up on words.” I'm not sure that's the best approach if you're trying to sell a book.

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