Apparently, someone at the Association understands that you can’t make shots you don’t take. Or something like that. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Branson Wright.

Damon Jones (above, right), the self pro claimed best shooter in the world, will get the chance to prove himself when he par ticipates in the 3-point shootout during All-Star weekend in Las Vegas.

The NBA will announce the field of 3-point shooters for the Feb. 17 contest later today, and according to league sources, Jones will be among a field that includes Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, who won the title last year over Washington’s Gilbert Arenas and Seattle’s Ray Allen in the final round.

With Jones in the contest, especially with the world watching, there is a good chance he will either say, do or wear something outrageous. This is the same player who wore a leopard sport coat during the postseason and a red velvet sport coat during last year’s All-Star Game.

“No matter what happens, he’s going to be funny,” Detroit’s Rip Hamilton said. “I can’t wait to see it. A lot of people in the league can’t wait to see what he’s going to do.”

The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky claims LeBron’s limo driver was teed up and ejected during yesterday’s 90-78 home loss to the Pistons. And yes, he was writing about King James’ actual driver. Only one or two Damon Jones jokes a day, thank you.

It only took 8 or 9 years for the Mets to finally acquire Moises Alou, so who am I to say there’s no chance of Ray Allen ending up in a Knicks uniform in ’07?

From the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola :

With the value of several Knicks, including Jamal Crawford and Channing Frye, having increased this season, Thomas could be in position to put together a package to acquire a player who would enhance the Knicks’ chances of reaching the playoffs in the watered-down Eastern Conference.

There are several lottery-bound teams that may be looking to dump big contracts and rebuild. Seattle’s Ray Allen, Memphis’ Pau Gasol and Boston’s Paul Pierce could be on the move. Allen or Pierce would give the Knicks a go-to-scorer late in games who would flourish when Eddy Curry is double-teamed.

It is unclear if the Knicks have the pieces to pursue an elite player. But it doesn’t help that the Knicks wasted an asset by buying out Jalen Rose’s expiring contract, which in some cases can be more valuable than actual players.

From the lastest missive by Dallas’ Owner With A Boner : “You can find full length feature films on Google Video and full length TV shows on Youtube but you can’t find porn on Youtube. That in and of itself is anti Internet.”

If you’re thinking of talking shit about Elton Brand at some point, beware. He’ll “blog you back”.