The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache takes 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 Milk Mustache staple, Who Shot Mamba, just got some major league publicity with this glowing review from Henry Abbott. Chapter 5 features a real live Bill Walton and Merri Sherman’s epic fight with “Inflatable Ben.” [True Hoop]
The Dali: Clark Matthews outlines the differences in the Thunder players’ effectiveness between wins and losses. [Daily Thunder]
The English: Jonathan Abrams reveals “The Dos and Don’ts of Coaching Iverson.” [Off the Dribble]
The Fu Manchu:Steve Nash Internet Day was yesterday, but you can enjoy this belated post on how smart, charismatic, humble and congenial the Suns point guard is. [Court Surfing]
The Handlebar: Shane Battier, the no-stats all star, has a terrible plus/minus and is statistically one of the ten worst defenders in the NBA this year. Say it ain’t so. [Cavs: The Blog]
The Horseshoe: Jared Wade is giving away a free copy of NBA League Pass Mobile if you tell him your favorite NBA mustache or beard. Believe me, it’s worth it. [Both Teams Played]
The Imperial: Chris Douglas-Roberts is one of the leading contenders for this year’s MIP award, but Mark Ginocchio wonders how much improvement he has actually seen. [Nets Are Scorching]
The Lampshade: Kevin Pelton discusses whether Gerald Wallace’s anomalously high rebounding rate has anything to do with the Okafor-Chandler trade in the offseason. [Basketball Prospectus]
The Painter’s Brush: Phoenix Stan lists everything that the Suns have been having trouble with during their recent 1-4 slide. [Bright Side of Sun]
The Pyramidal: Jon L of Ridiculous Upside gives D-League Digest, newly of the True Hoop Network, a warm welcome to the blogosphere. [Ridiculous Upside]
The Toothbrush: John Wall has to be the front runner for this year’s ROY award, right? [The Sporting Blog]
The Walrus: Join Sam Anderson, Sherman Alexie, Bethlehem Shoals, Jonathan Lethem, Tommy Craggs, and Ben Mathis-Lilley in the Reading Room as they discuss Bill Simmons’ The Book of Basketball. [NY Mag]
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