Wednesday March 25 2009 – 11:42am Eastern (Toronto, ON)
Andrea Bargnani (heel) will suit up for the Raptors tonight when they face the Bucks.
The Italian iron-horse had not missed a game since December 2007 before he sat out of Sunday’s win over the LA Clippers.
Chris Bosh will draw the assignment on former teammate Charlie Villanueva, and Shawn Marion will check Richard Jefferson.
The Bucks enter this contest 2.5 games behind Chicago for 8TH place in the East.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or two, you’ve probably heard all about the great Twitter debate that’s been going on around the NBA (it was started after Charlie V posted a message on Twitter during the halftime of a Bucks-Celtics game).
Well, the media chatted with Villanueva today about how Twitter has impacted athletes and everyday folks in general. Have a listen:
For what it’s worth, you can follow me on Twitter as well at: www.twitter.com/Eric__Smith
One final quick note …
Just keep this in mind as you look down the road about 17-18 years …
Villanueva has a son that was born in Toronto.
Rasho Nesterovic has a son that was born in Toronto.
Not only does Matt Bonner want to play for Canada this summer and in future seasons, but he may be having more children down the road as well (word is he and his Canadian wife are pregnant now – but having a daughter (not that she couldn’t play for the WOMEN’S team)) – that could ultimately suit up for our National Team.
Perhaps the National program will see improvements that much more over the years with the potential for more “NBA blood” (literally and figuratively) joining the ranks. Heck, Grant Hill is married to a Canadian as well … and the longer the Raptors are in town, the more likely it is that another player or two will have a son born in this city in future years.
Just food for thought.