An interesting morning of NBA news for heroes of two of the dudes.
(1) Dirk Nowitzki: he appears committed to bucking the trend of irresponsible athletes and wants sole custody of his unborn child. A professional star taking on the task of single parent certainly would be unusual in this day and age, and while of course he'd have nannies around the clock, it's still an admirable decision to raise the child properly and not with a woman who has 25 identities and probably would want $25 million in child support.
(2) Yao Ming: rumors of Cleveland's new Chinese owners wanting to sign Yao are spreading. He still has another year under contract, which means he could be eligible to leave at the same time the new owners would be looking for an incentive to keep Lebron. This, of course, would be heartbreaking news for the Dude.