The Lakers did not announce financial terms, but a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne that the deal is worth $48.5 million.
That's $23.5 million next year, and $25 million next year. The huge extension clogs up LA's salary cap next year, but the huge amount of cap space was a myth anyway. Kobe was never going anywhere - and that is just how it should be.
Good on the Lakers for handling this now to avoid the circus.
According to Yahoo Sports, Rose is out indefinitely.
The Bulls announced Rose will be out indefinitely after he had an MRI Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles that revealed a tear to his right medial meniscus.
If you don't feel for Rose, regardless of your team of choice, you are not a basketball fan. The only sliver of "good" news is that the injury is a medial tear instead of the more serious lateral tear.
I don't think we'll ever see the old Derrick Rose back, though. Two serious knee injuries in two years? Even if he can physically recover, he will be afraid to push. Whenever Rose returns, he will be a very different player.
Gabe Weatherhead on the Saddleback Briefcase:
Maybe it's the smell of cowboy ass or the jangling steel but this bag feels important. It feels like you are the accessory and the bag is the one entering the room.
There is nothing I could ever add to that.
Brad McCarty on his smooth update to Windows 8.1:
Windows 8.1 - Open the marketplace, click the button, download, prepare for installation, reboot, begin installation, verify installation, hang, blue screen, reboot, hang, blue screen, reboot, revert to previous installation, reboot.
That sounds just lovely.
When I have a problem that needs to be solved, I open a text editor. Plain text is great for almost everything. It's great for writing down basic ideas, notes, random thoughts. It's great for organizing all sorts of information. It's easy to find the information later with a simple search. There's no worry about future compatibility - if a future computer can't read my plain text files, then we're all screwed anyway.
When a text editor can't solve my problem, I open Excel. Excel is my workhorse. Need to do any math? Excel. Create an invoice? Excel. Figure out how much this loan will really cost me? Excel. Calculate projected cost / profit on a project? Excel. Create a form? Excel. You get the picture. If plain text can't handle it, I use Excel.
Excel isn't the right tool for a lot of things that I do, but it's comfortable. I'm really good with Excel, at least compared to a normal person. I suck compared to Excel Wizards, but I'm pretty sure they aren't actually human.
I never use Pages. I never use Word. They have no place. Most of the time, plain text is a better choice. If I must have fancy formatting, guess what? I use Excel.
Use what you know.