The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring Tracy McGrady’s obituary

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: Now that the Rockets and T-Mac have officially parted ways, Only A Lad plays the Speaker for the Dead, and sends him off into the night. [The Dream Shake]

The Dali: Zach Harper asks us to remember back to the times when Mr. Mac was more than a star in the league. He was legend. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The English: Larry Coon claims that the Clippers have a lot to be optimistic about in 2010. I feel like we hear this every year, though. [Off the Dribble]

The Fu Manchu: I’m a sucker for video breakdowns. In this one, Sebastian Pruiti shows what the Nets did well in their game against the Houston Rockets. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Handlebar: According to Royce, Nick Collison is the OKC Thunder’s No-Stats All Star. [Daily Thunder]

The Horseshoe: Erivera7 breaks down the mechanics of the perfect Dwight Howard block. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

The Imperial: Everyone loves Tom Ziller charts! Here’s one where he maps teams based on how often they utilize the two most efficient shots in the game, at the rim and from 3. [NBA Fanhouse]

The Lampshade: I’m going to admit that I’m not entirely sure what this graph shows, but it certainly looks cool. Something about team efficiency over time using “motion maps.” [Red 94]

The Painter’s Brush: The father of Jaylen House has quietly been a force in the Celtics success this year, much like he was in their championship season. [Red's Army]

The Pyramidal: Scott Carefoot muses about whether it is a coincidence that Toronto’s defense improved drastically when Jose Calderon was sidelined with an injury. [RaptorBlog]

The Toothbrush: Trey Kerby teaches you how to stand in the NBA. After all, “It’s probably a scientific fact that some NBA players maybe spend about one-third of a basketball game standing around.” [The Blowtorch]

The Walrus: In this collection of “Pictures and Words,” we see how the Wizards let a game slip away against the Grizzlies, and maybe even have a little laugh while doing it. [Truth About It]

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