Proper English On The Hardcourt

Isn’t it great when we hear the English language used properly? Especially in the sports world.

During Game 4 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals this week, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said the Miami Heat were “complaining and crying to the referees.”

After the game, Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said, “I could really care less…” However he quickly changed the beginning of his statement to, “I couldn’t care less….” Bravo coach! Saying he "could" care less means that he actually does care a little. He quickly corrected to clearly make the point that he does not care about Rondo's comments.

Am I the only one who still applauds when the language is used correctly? Am I the only one so….ahem…uptight about such things? How many broadcasters could pass this high standard? Sadly, not enough of them. (That’s a sentence fragment, by the way. It’s a blog. Get over it.)