I have some things on my mind.

— The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials.

— I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one of the nominations for movie of the year makes a mockery of the Academy Awards.

— I'm also big on Dwight Howard and believe most Lakers fans and the media owe him an apology.

And let's begin with ESPN's screamer, Stephen A. Smith, who said this week that no one else has reported it, so he will: He said San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich had hit Howard with a number of obscenities for not paying attention in a team huddle at the All-Star game.

The story quickly spread. San Antonio Express-News columnist Buck Harvey, among others, repeated the Smith report and used it to heap more criticism on Howard.

Harvey never talked to Popovich but did report: "Spur assistants who were in the All-Star Game huddle in Houston say the incident has been overblown."

Howard said Friday night that what Smith had told everyone "just never happened."