[Detroit Bad Boys] The Clippers and Grizzlies have a lot to lose for Two weeks ago today, Matt posed an interesting question: what circumstances would ever prompt a team purposefully lose? If you recall, the impetus behind the question was a a blog entry by Mark Cuban posing a hypothetical scenario regarding the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Well, Cuban's hypothetical has played [...] Inflatable Ben in action We introduced you guys to the Inflatable Defender a couple of weeks ago, and today there's an interesting article about the product and the company behind it in the Detroit News. Neal Rubin spoke with Lee Lynch, president of PlayAir, about the inspiration of the product. Lynch had a lifesize cardboard cut-out of Michael Jordan [...] [Need4Sheed] Vote Chauncey Go show some love to Chauncey and Vote for him in This Fox Sports MVP Poll. Right now he's in 4th place behing Kobe, Lebron, and Nash. [USA Today] Catalytic conversion of 'MVP' steers debate to Billups by Ian O'Connor Chauncey Billups was traded three times before his 24th birthday, and dumped twice more before his 26th. He was once moved in a deal that brought back Zeljko Rebraca, a fact that would normally earn Billups a lifetime ban from any MVP debate at your sports bar of choice. He has never scored 81 points in a game. He has never plucked a quarter from the top of a backboard. He has never been within a million miles of any Next Jordan conversation. "People told me I was a bust," Billups said by phone. "They told me I'd end up in the CBA or overseas."