August 2008

Basketball

Never send a human to do Josh Smith’s job

Josh Smith is a 22-year-old power forward with four years of NBA experience, a record-setting pace for blocks and enough highlight reel footage to start up his own multimedia empire, but ask the man himself what he really needs and discover nothing more than the feeling of being wanted. On Friday afternoon Smith signed a five-year $58 million offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, baiting his current Atlanta Hawks club to match the deserved market…