So what caught our eye in the sports world the past week? Was it the slap

that Will Smith inflicted on a hapless Chris Rock at the Academy Awards?

Nah. We both know neither are athletes. And frankly, without that incident taking place, I would not have remembered that the Oscars were on.

But let me get this off my chest. Will Smith has apologized for being violent. No, Will, you are not violent. You are a spineless coward—with an agenda.

You don’t slap a man for saying something to your wife in front of millions knowing he would not retaliate out of confusion or surprise especially with hundreds of people actually present to ensure the violence would not escalate. I’m sure Jada Smith has heard worse somewhere else and you didn’t do anything about it.

You did it for entertainment and shock value. At the expense of somebody who is your friend. You probably knew you were getting that award too and took the opportunity to use that platform to grab attention and feed your self-conceit.

In the first place, I disagree that Chris Rock’s joke was in bad taste. I never liked most of his jokes in the first place, but the man was there to poke fun at everybody, and this was nothing personal. That’s what comedians do, Will.

For any affront committed against any member of my family, I will personally talk to you aside and take it from there and see where it goes. With no one watching. But that’s just me. And that’s you Will Smith. A spineless coward with an agenda.

NBA. To me the biggest news was the freefall that the Los Angeles Lakers are in and Lebron James out with a sprained ankle. The result?

A drubbing yesterday at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, 110-128.

Consequently, they are now tied with the San Antonio Spurs (31-44) for the final play-in spot for the Western Conference.

Kind of sad really to see Lebron James having to rely now on the play-in feature to get into the playoffs—an innovation he harshly criticized two years ago when it was introduced.

Even sadder to recall that Bron was egging on critics early on to “keep that same energy.” Now, with that injury and Anthony Davis still out, he won’t be in a position to shut up his critics while the Lakers are facing a very tough seven-game schedule ahead and the Spurs holding the tiebreaker edge.

VERBATIM. “I think Lebron will go down as the greatest to do it. When you look at his numbers—what he’s done one and off the floor no one’s done that. You got to put the whole package together,” - Jason Kidd on Lebron as the GOAT (@DwainPrice).

LAST ROUND. It’s on Lorraine Libor of the MTCC Branch 2 Talisay City who recently celebrated her birthday. Cheers!