Jon Solomon, far more up on celebrity gossip than I, passes along the news that Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony has announced his engagement to MTV VJ La La Vasquez. If you’re like me, you thought that La La Vasquez was that Yankees pitcher that didn’t want to be traded to the West Coast. Either that, or a really tall drag queen. But either way, far be it for me to sneer at young love (especially with Carmelo on record about what happens to snitches).

Anthony’s Nuggets are currently in a bit of a dogfight with the Clippers, holding a narrow lead midway through the 4th quarter. I’m sure someone has noticed this before, but LA forward Bobby Simmons plays like the anti-Jamal Crawford. Running alongside Corey Maggette and Elton Brand, Simmons is rarely the Clippers’ first option on offense, but he’s averaging almost 16 points a game while having made more shots from the field (180) than Crawford (177) though having taken aim 94 fewer times.