Basketball fans all know of George Karl and wish him well in his latest medical battle … details in today’s High 5:
KARL BATTLES ON: The next time you think you are having a bad day, think again. Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is battling neck and throat cancer. Karl has had other battles. He has had both hips replaced, overcome prostate cancer in 2005 and had to watch his son, Coby, fight through thyroid cancer in 2007. Karl is a close friend of St. Louis University coach Rick Majerus, who said of his buddy, “George would give you the shirt off his back, even if it was the only shirt he had.” Karl has always come across as a straight-forward, honest guy. He hopes to be well enough to coach in the NBA playoffs this spring. So do the rest of us, George.
COP OUT: The Little Woman and myself saw “Cop Out” over the weekend, the new Bruce Willis-Tracey Morgan film. While it didn’t stink, it was far from what I was expecting. It’s a classic case of the trailer being better than the movie itself. For one thing, there was simply too much going on in a flick that is designed to be a comedy first. It will not be remembered as one of director Kevin Smith’s finest efforts.You may remember Smith making healines a couple of weeks ago when Southwest Airlines deemed him too fat to fly on their planes. Now that was funny.
THE KIM WATCH: Did you see our favorite non-celebrity celebrity, Kim Kardashian, take part with Carroll Shelby Sunday to announce, “Gentleman, start your engines!” prior to the NASCAR race in Las Vegas? She was introduced as “America’s sweetheart.” Oh that Kim!
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?: Fatima Blush?
SONG THAT SHOULD BE A CLASSIC BUT IS NOT: “Traces of Love” by the Classics IV. (The late Dennis Yost was the lead singer of this late-1960s group. Yost died in Ohio in December 2008, the result of serious brain trauma following the fall down a flight of steps. He was 65.)