What is the deal with Billy Packer?Â An astute student of
the game, a smart critic, a guy who does his homework and goes to practice to
take notes - a pro's pro, in other words - can't get the names of major players
Why does he keep calling Shane Battier Shawn - particularly
after his partner, Verne Lundquist, called him, correctly, Shane? Why does he
pronounce Dunleavy as Dunlevy - after Lundquist called him Dunleavy? And Horvath
is not Horvaath. He is not an Afrikaaner, to the best of our knowledge.
It's baffling that a guy who takes such pride in his knowledge
of the game is so relentlessly wrong.