The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the Blogger of the Year

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: J.E. Skeets, Bethelem Shoals, Kevin Pelton, Tom Ziller, and Henry Abbott are hoping for your votes to be named 2009′s NBA Blogger of the Year. [Basketball Fiend]

The Dali: Royce Young tells the story of how he went from being a typical Oklahoma college basketball fan to the biggest NBA nut you’ll meet. [TrueHoop]

The English: Stay with Royce for a second as he explains why the Thunder do not need a prototypical center to survive in today’s NBA. While you’re there, congratulate Daily Thunder on receiving their millionth hit! [Daily Thunder]

The Fu Manchu: Rob Mahoney tells about why JJ Barea could stay in the starting line-up even with the impending return of Josh Howard and why he deserves the spot. [The Two Man Game]

The Handlebar: Mark Ginocchio takes a look back at the biggest moments of the aughts for the New Jersey Nets. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Horseshoe: Carl Landry might be one of the leading candidates for MIP this year, but he has done it by simply not getting worse. [The Dream Shake]

The Imperial: Marc Spears writes about how Steve Nash has defied both critics and time, as he is putting up legendary numbers for a point guard his age. [Yahoo! Sports]

The Lampshade: Tim Donaghue examines the correlation between historical XeFG% and winning percentage and what it means for this year’s Indiana Pacers. [Eight Points, Nine Seconds]

The Painter’s Brush: Jon Nichols compares Kobe Bryant and Lebron James based on how each one affects the play of his teammates. [Off the Dribble]

The Pyramidal: There has been a lot of commotion about how well Kobe Bryant has played recently with his “broken finger,” but this video explains that “avulsion fracture” is just a fancy way of saying “jammed finger.” [The Baseline]

The Toothbrush: ESPN’s Ben Schwartz sits down to talk with former NBA stars Shawn Kemp and Michael Jordan. Wait a minute… [NBA Off-Season]

The Walrus: If you’ve ever wanted to know everything there is to know about groupies, Bobby Jones presents you with a verifiable encyclopedia of knowledge on the subject. [Bobby's World via Basketball Fiend]

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