- Oh shit Anthony edwards, this man is 19: https://t.co/r03n6jzDq5 4 hours ago
- Quintessential Haliburton. After the play, Petersen like, “those are the plays you kind of have to accept with DAR”… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 5 hours ago
- RT @abovethebreak3: Metas, draft strategy and pre-drafting is LIVE (free) Why I think the draft hasn't even got close to peak inefficiency,… 8 hours ago
- RT @nwmalinowski: Never believe police version of the events. #DerekChauvin 8 hours ago
- Some fun speed from Randy Smith (pushing break) to Marvin Barnes (running like his life depends on it) in 1977-78.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 day ago
Just messing around, getting triple doubles
This is not the burial, it’s the resurrection
December 3, 2011Posted by on
Hey kids, gather round. We’re 22 days away from tipping off the 2011-12 NBA regular season. From the outside looking in, the acrimony between the owners and players seems like it happened years ago. It might be winter, but we’re in the midst of a great thawing. Everyone’s already resuming their natural roles (front offices and agents negotiating, players working out at team facilities, players angling for trades via the media—just like riding a bike) and sticking to the script. Despite the oncoming maelstrom of transactions, it all feels serene and peaceful now that the lockout is mostly over.
As we move into year one of this six-year truce, I intend to write a brief prologue of each of the league’s 30 teams. Since we have roughly three weeks until the season starts and I work a full-time job, it’s altogether possible that I’m undertaking too much and will suffocate under the weight like a small man under a large garbage pile. It’s also worth acknowledging that the league might move too fast for me. If I write that the Nets have a gaping hole at power forward and then they sign David West; there’s nothing to be done—except a quick edit which probably won’t happen (I owe you honesty if nothing else).
So without wasting any more of your time or my time, let’s look to the future and hope for the sunny days.
*Art provided by Ben Goodspeed … check him out at http://bengoodspeed.com