I ran into Leon Powe before the game, the Oakland prep/Cal product who was a second-round pick for Denver and immediately traded to the Celtics in June.
He's had some good moments for Boston this season, including grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds in 17 minutes against Toronto on Jan. 12. Powe is a great success story, as he overcame more personal tragedy and trials than anyone should endure, not to mention the multiple knee surgeries that scared so many teams away.
The Kings were one of those teams. They tried Powe out and passed. But on the health front (and I don't think the Kings blog is esteemed enough to have a jinx factor, here) all is well.
Even Powe got a chuckle out of the fact that he was the healthy one on an otherwise-injury ridden team. No Paul Pierce. No Wally Szczerbiak, Theo Ratliff, Brian Scalabrine, or Tony Allen. But there was Powe, battling with the Kings' Justin Williams early in Friday's game. Here's to many more years of the same.