The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring R-O-D B-E-N Son

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: Rod “Boom Tho” Benson has just released a self-promotional music video that is full of humor if not musicality. [Too Much Rod Benson]

The Dali: Who would you guess is the better crunch time player for the Magic between Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis? The answer… probably will not surprise you. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

The English: With only a third of the season behind him, Al Thornton has already seen a full year’s worth of change, severely struggling in the beginning and then pulling himself together as of late.  DJ Foster touches upon the adjustments Thornton made that helped him get back on the right track. [ClipperBlog]

The Fu Manchu: Courtney Lee is currently mired in a prolonged shooting slump, and Sebastian Pruiti surmises that his unorthodox form might be the cause of it. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Handlebar: Kurt explains that, while Shannon Brown wows the crowd with his highlight reel dunks, Jordan Farmar is doing more to earn back-up point guard minutes and responsibilities. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Horseshoe: Gerald Narcisco explains that there might not be a tougher opponent for NBA rookies than the dreaded rookie wall. [Dime]

The Imperial: A point-by-point (literally) look at the Wizards’ defensive lapses against the Phoenix Suns. [Truth About It]

The Lampshade: Hoopdata has just updated their website to include advanced box score data for every game so far. Go look at this now. [Hoopdata]

The Painter’s Brush: Basketball Fiend is running its 2009 NBA Blogger Awards right now. Head over and vote for your favorite individual team blog and general NBA blog. How about we try to get Stacheketball nominated for next year? [Basketball Fiend]

The Pyramidal: From Os Davis comes this list of the 5 1/2 best European teams of the aughts (Yes, I am trying to get as much mileage out of that word as I can before the year ends). [Ball in Europe]

The Toothbrush: Early play of the year consideration goes to this ridiculous sequence of an Eddie House steal and then behind-the-back pass leading to a huge Tony Allen slam over Corey Brewer. [Youtube]

The Walrus: Larry Coon explains that, while there is some interest in him, the Knicks will have a difficult time trying to trade Nate Robinson from a monetary standpoint. [Off the Dribble]

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