The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring early season MVP candidates

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: Allen Moll lists the current front runners in the race for this year’s MVP award. [The Hoop Doctors]

The Dali: Ron Artest guested on Jimmy Kimmel last night… wearing only his boxers. [Youtube]

The English: Jared Wade is joined by Chris Ballard, author of The Art of a Beautiful Game, in Episode 3 of his “Talking About Practice” podcast.  I don’t know why I haven’t bought 10 copies of this book already. [Both Teams Played Hard]

The Fu Manchu: Henry Abbott gives a “Profile in Frustration” of Al Jefferson, to whom the game used to come effortlessly and now is forced to work for every possession. [True Hoop]

The Handlebar: Lawrence Frank does not deserve all of the blame for the Nets 0-13 start, but he is certainly getting a lot of it. [Yahoo! Sports]

The Horseshoe: If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw Lebron James, here is a video guide with step-by-step instructions. [Hooped Up]

The Imperial: According to Jack Jensen, Greg Oden is the final piece that pushes Portland over the top into the elite of the NBA. [Dime]

The Lampshade: Wayne Winston warns against putting too much stock into small sample sizes. [mathletics]

The Painter’s Brush: Point-Counterpoint on whether the NBA favors the Lakers with better scheduling. [Hardwood Paroxysm, Forum Blue and Gold, Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Pyramidal: Trey Kerby’s dog might just have a future in the NBA. [The Blowtorch]

The Toothbrush: It’s after the buzzer, but this 75-foot shot by KG is magical. [Youtube]

The Walrus: What do you get when you combine 8 of the best NBA bloggers around? The 8th seed Podcast. In episode 6, Rey Moralde hosts as the crew discusses Iverson, Jennings, the Hawks, and a bunch of other NBA goodness. [The No-Look Pass]

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