Apr 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 4/17: Two Love Stories, Plus Curry on Verge of Record

Barry Zito & Alex Smith, A Love Story

I’ve always thought Alex Smith and Barry Zito walked parallel paths in San Francisco. (So does Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami.) In 2005, Alex Smith was drafted by the 49ers and got big-time money and took on big-time expectations as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Two years later, Barry Zito became the highest paid pitcher in baseball when he joined the Giants to become the ace of the pitching staff. Almost immediately, San Francisco fans wanted a refund on both players.

The reasons why both Alex and Barry sucked abound, and the level of suckage can be debated, but it can not be denied that suck they did.

– E. Chang, SFist

Warriors’ Stephen Curry on Verge of NBA 3-point Record

Two shy of setting a new NBA standard, the question circulating around the Golden State Warriors locker room is when – not if – Stephen Curry will break Ray Allen’s single-season record of 269 3-pointers during Wednesday night’s finale at Portland.

– Detroit Free Press

Vote Deciding Fate of Sacramento Kings Put on Hold

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that there will be no Board of Governors vote on Friday regarding whether the Kings will stay in Sacramento or relocate to Seattle. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process.

– Sam Amick, USA Today


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