From the Rocky Mountain News’ Aaron J. Lopez.

Nearly a year removed from his 2005 All-Star Weekend snub, Cleveland guard Damon Jones still bristles when asked about his exclusion from the three-point contest.

“It wasn’t a slight. It was a sham-mockery,” said Jones (above), who was third in the NBA with 225 three-pointers while playing for the Miami Heat last season.

Jones is shooting .364 from three-point range, compared with .432 last season, but he believes he deserves an invitation to the three-point shootout Feb. 18 in Houston.

Jones is from Galveston, Texas, and attended the University of Houston.

“I’m looking forward to going this year and representing my hometown,” he said. “I don’t know officially yet, but all things look positive.”

On behalf of the this entire organization, I’d like to apologize to Antonio Davis, the New York Knicks and the NBA for the behavior of a CSTB contributor (whose name cannot be mentioned pending legal action) who was harrassing Davis’ wife last night at the United Center.

If indeed, our Windy City correspondent is guilty of having uttered phrases such as “I may not be the best looking guy here, but I’m the only one talking to you,”, “if you were a new hamburger at McDonald’s, you would be McGorgeous,” and worst of all, “is that Windex you’re wearing? Because I can see myself in your pants”, then Davis’ actions were entirely justified.

There is no greater testament to the way that “Dream Job” seperated the wheat from the chaff than Dee Brown’s trenchant analysis on “NBA Fastbreak”. After watching the Bulls’ Ben Gordon drain the game-winner in OT with Trevor Ariza’s hand in his face, Brown sagely obsvered “Gordon…rhymes with Jordan!”