Blog-O-Rama: Kobe Would Play in Russia for $40M

• Russia’s SPORT EXPRESS hears that Kobe Byrant would be willing to play in Europe, and it would only cost a yearly salary of $40 MILLION DOLLARS! (place pinky at corner of mouth)

Kobe Bryant pointing

• BLACK SPORTS ONLINE bounces along rumors that LeBron, Dwyane and Carmelo had a happy time at a Hong Kong massage parlor.

• As required by Wisconsin state law, Brewers broadcaster Jim Powell weighs in on the Brett Favre situation, and proposes putting #4 right behind Aaron Rodgers on the depth chart.

• EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY flaunts a photo of some Michigan football players posing with shirts off but helmets on.

• Are you more of a Bill Simmons or Chuck Klosterman? THE GHOSTS OF WAYNES FONTES offers this fun COSMO-esque quiz to help you find out.

• DEADSPIN hurls up the argument that the NL West is the worst … division … ever.

• WITH LEATHER pitches up an admission from Ozzie Guillen, who says he’s told pitchers in the past to plunk batters.

• In honor of the Olympics (and his current assignment in China), Dan Steinberg has rechristened his DC SPORTS BOG as the BEIJING SPORTS SMOG.