The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring Crow Enchiladas

The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache take you on a trip around the League every weekday, bringing you the best posts from around the NBA blogosphere. Unfamiliar with the below ‘stache styles? The American Mustache Institute will school you on that subject.

The Chevron: The Chicago Tribune‘s Rick Morrissey literally eats his words (with a side of salsa), realizing that he was wrong about Joakim Noah. [The Chicago Tribune]

The Dali: Rod Benson chronicles his brief stint in the Indiana Pacers training camp including a video compilation of his time in Taipei and China. [Ball Don't Lie]

The English: Who is going to takeover as king of the Kings while Kevin Martin is out? My money is on Evans, though I’d waste no time taking even odds on “No one.” [The Hoop Doctors]

The Fu Manchu: John Krolik goes on a rant about what the departure of former assistant coach John Kuester truly meant for the Cavs. [Cavs: The Blog]

The Handlebar: Steve Nash explains that, in free agency, sometimes feelings of camaraderie and loyalty to your current team trumps the money or championship potential other suitors offer. [The Baseline]

The Horseshoe: Peter Robert Casey channels his inner Kate Hudson and writes about how New York can lose Lebron in 10 days. [HuffPost Sports]

The Imperial: Much has been made this season about the humble and prudent manner in which Brandon Jennings is spending his money.  Lang Whitaker and the NBA TV crew talk to the Bucks star about “Ballin’ on a Budget.” [NBA]

The Lampshade: Chew on this, through eight games, Shelden Williams has shot more free throws than Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace combined. Five Celtics statistical anomalies brought to light. [Celtics Hub]

The Painter’s Brush: What’s Marvin Williams role going to be this season for the Hawks? “The Hawks’ offense has spectacularly, unsustainably better when Jamal Crawford has replaced Marvin Williams in the lineup. The defense has also been better.” [Hoopinion]

The Pyramidal: I know I’ve linked to a lot of stories about Jeremy Tyler, but it’s really a pressing issue that has lasting ramifications for the league. Brian McCormick brings the perspective of a coach who has been overseas and says that what Tyler is going through is not uncommon for Americans in Europe. [The Crossover Movement]

The Toothbrush: Travis Outlaw grabs an offensive rebound and brings down the hammer over Rudy Gay.  Too bad it was his only made shot of the game. [You Got Dunked On]

The Walrus: In an excerpt from his new book, The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard details the time he faced off against Mark Aguirre in a game of pick-up basketball. I’m heading over to right now. [Hoops Addict]

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