The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring a day in the life of an NBA referee

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: Bruce Chu passes along this account of the day in the life of an NBA referee and shares about his own experience as a basketball official. [The X's and O's]

The Dali: John Krolik continues his list of the 8 “most ridiculous” rotation members for the Cavs during the Lebron Era. [Cavs: The Blog]

The English: Tom Ziller delves into a Specer Hawes interview and explains why it makes him optimistic for things to come. [Sactown Royalty]

The Fu Manchu: Following their devastating loss to the Magic, Brendan Jackson is left with a slew of questions about this Celtics squad. [Celtics Hub]

The Handlebar: According to Michael Pina, Craig Smith is “the most offensively gifted reserve forward in the league.” [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Horseshoe: Xiane proposes a novel theory: “McGrady and The Rockets are, in fact, quite fond of one another and would do the other a good turn if they could.” [The Dream Shake]

The Imperial: Peter Kim gives his thoughts on the All-Star reserves, snubs, and the ballot he would have picked. [The No-Look Pass]

The Lampshade: Henry Abbott deconstructs a terrible night for Vince Carter. [TrueHoop]

The Painter’s Brush: Rahat Huq agrees with Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle in saying that the Rockets should not be desperate in attempting to make a trade. [Red 94]

The Pyramidal: Os Davis assembles an All-Star team of the Europeans in the NBA. [Ball in Europe]

The Toothbrush: Congratulations are in order for Kurt from FB&G, as he has moved on to greener pastures with a new gig at NBC Sports. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Walrus: Mookie and Daniel Gaze team up to discuss a huge series of possible trade scenarios that the Phoenix Suns could use to completely demolish and simultaneously rebuild their team. [A Stern Warning]

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