The joke around the office is that KCP stands for “Kid Can’t Play.”
But for one night Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was magic even though the Pistons lost their final game of the season 112-111 at playoff bound Oklahoma City Wednesday night. He scored 30 points, hit big jumpers and drove to the basket like a real NBA player.
He had a good night but it does not mean the Pistons made the right pick. It does not mean this will carry over until next season. He enjoyed one evening against a team that seemed a little unfocused even though the Thunder had a two seed to play for.
For one night KCP stood for Kid Can Play.
** I just got off a Boston radio show and I told the folks in Bean Town that the Red Wings won’t win the series but that they should be dangerous in this series against the Boston Bruins. I get the sense from talking to the talk show hosts that people take the Red Wings seriously and there remains a respect factor even though the Wings slipped into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth.
I do believe that teams that fight to the end have a slight advantage, especially a young and hungry team like the Red Wings.
** The University of Michigan picked a Michigan man to become its head coach after Rich Rodriguez. And now it seems as if the school will pick a Michigan man soon to become its play by play announcer. I am biased but I am rooting for Doug Karsch who does middays before our show on 971 FM the Ticket.
** I am looking forward to tonight’s Bad Boys documentary on ESPN. I am a part of the series because I was the Pistons beat writer. You won’t see much of me early but I begin making appearances later in the film. A bunch of us will be at the downtown Buffalo Wild Wings tonight near Greektown from 7-11 pm. I hope to see you there.
** It was kind of cool to see a write up on a website concerning the West Bloomfield High School girls soccer team. It ranked the team among the top 40 in the state led by junior midfielder Knar Topouzian and goalie Sydney Jones. It also mentioned the team will be bolstered by five freshmen. One of those freshmen is my girl Celine who is coming off the bench for the 5-2 Lakers and has four goals and four assists.