Tag:Ty Lawson
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:24 pm

Ty's toe is the same (but his eyes are different)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ty Lawson wore glasses Friday.

That has nothing to do with his injury, of course. But it provided something else to talk about besides his world famous big right toe, and for that, I am thankful. Now to the toe: Lawson basically said the same stuff, that he feels better, that it's coach's decision, that he'll know more after Friday's practice, blah, blah, blah.

My prediction: He'll be able to go Saturday against LSU.

And if that's the case, he'll start.

"If Ty can go, he probably will start," said UNC coach Roy Williams. "He deserves that."

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 20, 2009 2:14 pm

It's toe time!

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- I'm back at the Greensboro Coliseum for a day of interviews.

Ty Lawson's toe is expected to hold a press conference around 2:25 ET.

I'll update you, as needed.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 19, 2009 5:22 pm

Lawson: "I'm ready to play."

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Just minutes after missing North Carolina's first-round win over Radford, Ty Lawson promised he'd be "ready" for Saturday's second-round game with LSU here at the Greensboro Coliseum.

"It's not painful anymore, just stiff," Lawson said when asked about his injured right toe. "I'm ready to play."

Lawson dressed but did not participate in Thursday's 101-58 win over Radford.

He has not played since a March 8 win over Duke.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 19, 2009 12:36 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 1:38 pm

An udate (or non-update) on Ty Lawson

GREENSBORO, N.C. --  I've received a few emails and texts from readers wanting to know if there's anything new with Ty Lawson and his big right toe. In short, there is not. Officially, North Carolina hasn't ruled out Lawson for today's game against Radford. But there is no indication whatsoever that he will play, and for that reason it'll be a shock if he's on the court.

My guess: He'll play Saturday.

But not today.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 18, 2009 1:47 pm
Edited on: March 18, 2009 2:24 pm

Lawson likely out vs. Radford, Williams says

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ty Lawson isn't expected to play in North Carolina's NCAA tournament opener.

"There's a huge, huge probability he will not play," coach Roy Williams said here Wednesday afternoon.

Lawson missed the ACC tournament with what is being described as a jammed or sprained big right toe. He said he went through about half of practice Wednesday morning, but it seems Williams either did not see what he wanted or does not think it's worth rushing Lawson back for Radford, because the odds of the ACC Player of the Year competing Thursday are unofficially slim-to-none.

If Lawson is out, Bobby Frasor will start in his place.

The Tar Heels are 1-1 without Lawson this season, 27-3 with him.

"If I don't play Thursday, I'm sure I'll be ready by Saturday," Lawson said. "When it comes down to it, I'm going to play."

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 18, 2009 11:17 am

I'll be talking to Ty Lawson's toe shortly

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Roughly 25 hours from the NCAA tournament, and the big story is ... a toe.

Ty Lawson's big right toe, to be exact.

And the good news is that Lawson and his toe are here in Greensboro with me. Talk about right place and right time and all that. So what I'll do is spend the day talking to people about the toe, and I might even try to get a one-on-one with the toe, like a private sitdown where I can really ask the toe some tough questions and try to have a better understanding of its overall health and ability to deal with pain.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 8, 2009 4:04 pm

Lawson going through final warmups

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Senior Day festivities here at the Dean Smith Center just concluded.

Predictably, Tyler Hansbrough received the loudest ovation.

As for Ty Lawson, he jogged onto the floor about 15 minutes before tip-off to a huge round of applause.

If he doesn't play, I'll be shocked.

He's in the layup line right now.

Posted on: February 26, 2009 2:32 pm

Dear Gary (on a wrestling partner)

Here's Thursday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: If you had to tag-team wrestle the British Bulldogs in a steel cage match, would you rather have Sherron Collins or Ty Lawson on your team?
-- Dane

Collins, I think.

Because though the two are listed similarly in terms of height and weight, my guess is that Collins is a little stronger, and I'm putting a huge emphasis on strength given that this is a wrestling match and all. Plus, things could get out of hand; don't forget, it's a cage match. And if things do get out of hand, I want somebody on my side who is capable of getting out of hand right along with them, and who's better at that than the guy who once allegedly exposed himself to a female in an elevator?

Clearly, Sherron Collins will do anything to win.

Even pull his junk out.

So given a choice, I'm taking Collins, and the plan will be for us to wrestle until Markieff Morris comes from the back with his BB gun and pops one of the British Bulldogs while the referee isn't looking, at which point we make the pin and walk away champions. Should be simple, and I appreciate you giving me an opportunity to address this issue.

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