NBA Essentials ranks our six favorite stories of the day.
1. Dallas Morning News. Josh Howard loves this country. In case you thought otherwise.
2. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Pat Riley turns his evil sights on the Miami front office; Randy Pfund retires.
3. NBA.com. Gilbert Arenas may have gotten engaged, but he wasn't the one on his knee.
4. Bergen Record. Eddy Curry shows up to media day dressed like a pregnant woman, apparently not in good shape (even by Eddy Curry standards).
5. LA Times. Great read on the development of Andrew Bynum.
6. The Sporting Blog. The situation in Golden State is becoming unstable, as Chris Mullin looks to be on his way out.