Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 2:46 p.m.
A colleague thinks he may have cracked the infamous Las Vegas Sign Graffiti Case.
Did you notice, he said, that the initials "LN" are scrawled at the bottom of the sign where, let's say, a 7-foot guy could easily reach it?
And that Luke Nevill, the 7-foot-2 former Utah standout, is back in town for the NBA Summer League?
Quick, somebody get me Joe Mannix's cell phone number.
Others I'd be calling in for questioning include former Phoenix Suns all-star Larry Nance and Lloyd Neal, who backed up Bill Walton with the World Champion Trail Blazers.
As for "LM," I wonder if LaRue Martin, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Loren Meyer, Larry Miller, Larry Moffett, Lawrence Moten and Lamond Murray can account for their whereabouts over the weekend?
I can't really explain the "LAA" because it is a known fact the Los Angeles Angels don't have any fans passionate enough to go through that much trouble.
Which leaves the "RK."
I swear I don't even own a red Sharpie. Besides, I stand only 6-foot-1.
And no, that wasn't me standing on Rich Kelley's shoulders.
In a few hours, they're gonna play the baseball All-Star Game, and I just know I'm going to flash back to when I was 12 or 13, when I actually cared about the baseball All-Star Game -- because, most likely, I was 12 or 13. And because that was when Pete Rose barreled for home plate, shoulder lowered, like he meant business.