After all these years, I finally know what my brother Wayne has been dealing with.
Wayne is just about the toughest guy I know (along with Lakers ironman Kobe Bryant). Wayne is a really hard worker who ends up with bruised and battered hands. Guys like him are what make America great.
Many times I’ve seen dark purple bruises under Wayne’s fingernails and thumbnails and thought, “How in the world does that happen? That has to hurt!”
Well, I got my answer this week. On Monday, I was taking down a cupboard in our garage, dropped the large block of wood on my hand, and ended up with — you guessed it — a dark purple bruise under my right thumbnail.
The pain wasn’t terrible at first, but it got worse and worse throughout the day. By Tuesday afternoon, the thumb was finally functional again.
So today’s tip of the cap goes to Wayne and all the other good folks who wear hard hats, safety glasses and steel toes to work every day.
Royce White of Iowa State announced yesterday that’s he going pro after his sophomore season. I don’t blame him — he’s more than ready for the NBA.
I would absolutely LOVE to see the Lakers draft White, but I doubt there is any chance he would last that long. The Lakers are likely to pick somewhere between 20 and 25 (assuming they even have a pick; they sometimes trade it away).