1. JERSEY SCORES
LeBron James (above) shouldn't have any problems with homesickness if he decides to play in New York.
"If you miss Cleveland," noted "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini at Spike TV's Guy Choice Awards, "you just have to get on the bridge and drive across to New Jersey. It's pretty much the same thing."
2. SOMETHING'S AMISS
The Lakers missed 67.5 percent of their shots and still won Game 7?
What, did somebody slip in one of those erratic-flying World Cup soccer balls?
3. ON THIN ICE DEPT.
Former U.S. ice queen Nicole Bobek, 32, has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring to distribute crystal methamphetamine, the Jersey Journal reported.
No surprise there: Prosecutors had vowed not to let her skate.
4. PSYCHED UP
Ron Artest, after starring in the Lakers' Game 7 victory, credited his psychiatrist in a postgame TV interview.
In other words, L.A.'s latest title came shrink-wrapped.
5. SEAT OF THE CRIME
"A deluxe toilet rumored to have been stolen en route to Diego Maradona's World Cup suite has been found," reported RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com. "Officials expect an arrest soon now that they have something to go on."
-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times