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Cheap Shots: Vogel's words lost in media's King James translation

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For more sports commentary, follow Reggie Hayes via Twitter at www.twitter.com/reggiehayes1

Also, Prince of Darkness no match for Nick Saban

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LeBron James took offense to a reporter relaying the news that Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel called the Miami Heat “just another team.” Vogel never actually used that phrase.

Internet traffic generated by the story has prompted national media outlets to review their approach and, as a result, they hope to misquote Vogel much more often in the future and call it a “war of words.”

Is it hot in here or what?

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban was “disappointed” that a former assistant coach called Saban “the devil himself.” Fans of Notre Dame say it's an easy mistake to make, since Alabama looked like one hell of a team against the Irish.

Mock drafts will remain the same

The NFL and NFL Players Association are close to an agreement to move the annual draft from April to May. They are still trying to finalize a proposal that the name of the month then be changed from May to May-el Kiper Jr.

RG3 can be caught

Washington Redskins fans have purchased and shipped many of the items on quarterback Robert Griffin III's wedding registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond. For those interested, RG3 is also registered at RediMed.

Goodson, bad son

New York Jets running back Mike Goodson was arrested last week on drug and weapons charges. Apparently, he misinterpreted things when he heard coaches say they were high on the pistol offense.

Hornet's nest of changes

The Charlotte Bobcats have begun the process of changing their name back to the Charlotte Hornets. Fans are overwhelmingly in favor of the move. They would also like to change owner Michael Jordan back into a player.

The last word

In Phil Jackson's new book, he compares Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and ends up implying an overall edge to Jordan. Jackson later tweeted “Listen friends of bball; don't get hung up on words.” I'm not sure that's the best approach if you're trying to sell a book.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. E-mail Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com.