With all the fury the last few days about an "imminent" trade shipping Kobe Bryant to Chicago, I can't help but wonder if this is the sports-radio effect of the tail wagging the dog?
Everything I've read or heard has been the authors' opinions ("They could trade X, Y, and Z for Kobe") rather than actual reporting on events ("Bulls made an offer of A, B, and C for Kobe"). I can't help but think that this whole event is hype for hype's sake - something to fill the airwaves and blogosphere.
Maybe I've missed Ric Bucher's smoking gun interview, but I prefer the "Call me when someone actually gets traded" strategy to all this talking-head-spinning conjecture. Sports, immitating blogs, immitating sports?