while this is sad and terribly tragic that he died so young - and apparently in front of the tv watching the Pistons-Lakers game...I just have to wonder who will take up the mantle of randomly inserting race into stories where it doesn't belong? He was a good writer, but man was he hard to take sometimes....i give him credit in a lot of instances, but in a whole lot more he was inflammatory for the sake of being inflammatory. And I just can't abide by reporters who conjure up racial prejudice where it doesn't exist.
RIP mr. Wiley....you were a talented, passionate, and sometimes misguided man...but the same can be said for the passionate everywhere....and that's part of what makes them memorable....
Pavel Datsyuk on his coach saying he gives teammates extra room on the ice: "I think he meant that I am really small," Datsyuk explained. "So when I, a small slim person, am on the ice, there is more room for bigger guys. Maybe he said that to cheer me up that I look skinny!"