The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring The Jones hitting the phones

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 guys from The Basketball Jones hit the phones to try to get NBA players to come to their 500th show party on January 15th. [The Score]

The Dali: A teenage Pistons (and David Cook) fangirl, “i0poop0sparkles”, presents this ode to Jonas Jerebko, set to Jay Sean’s “Down” [Youtube via Detroit Bad Boys]

The English: Who Shot Mamba? makes its triumphant return from the winter hiatus with chapter 6, in which we find a very pale Merri Sherman in a desert. [Who Shot Mamba?]

The Fu Manchu: Rahat Huq continues a running series with his second installment of “Discerning Morey’s Philosophy,” in which he looks into Morey’s possibly stubborn decision to continue building the team around Yao. [Red 94]

The Handlebar: Os Davis asks if Dirk Nowitzki is the best European NBA player ever. I certainly can’t think of any competitors. [Ball in Europe]

The Horseshoe: Mookie gives a “360 degree review” of Patty Mills 5-minute debut with the Portland Trailblazers. [A Stern Warning]

The Imperial: The NBA trade season is now upon us and DJ Turtleface presents two possible scenarios for the Memphis Grizzlies. [Straight Outta Vancouver]

The Lampshade: Henry Abbott talks to Wayne Winston of “Mathletics” and asks him 10 questions about the NBA season so far. [TrueHoop]

The Painter’s Brush: Ryan Anderson has been something of an unsung hero for the Orlando Magic this year, but now Ben Q. Rock has video evidence of his contributions. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

The Pyramidal: The NBA D-League has reached an agreement with the Versus network to air ten regular season games and six playoff games through the 2010 season. Exciting? [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: Trey Kerby gives a “word up” to Juwan Howard, as the ageless wonder throws down a ferocious dunk over Chris Kaman. [The Blowtorch]

The Walrus: Rough Justice on the Gilbert Arenas situation: “Time for a personal admission: I was, for a period in my life, a math teacher in an inner-city school in Brooklyn. I can’t claim to have a complete understanding of the life my students led, but I’ve got a decent feel for it. I don’t think white America has any [expletive] clue how hard it is to grow up in that environment.” (NSFW for language) [There Are No Fours]

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