The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the science of a Lebron James dunk

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: Lebron James makes a guest appearance on Sport Science, where they measure the force behind his powerful dunks. [Hooped Up]

The Dali: If his dunks are so fearsome, why is LeBron taking so many jumpshots? [Ball Don't Lie]

The English: Several writers opine about how the Lakers are a different team without Kobe Bryant. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Fu Manchu: J.G. takes a look at all of the factors that have contributed to the Thunder vastly exceeding all expectations so far this season. [Daily Thunder]

The Handlebar: Sandy Dover wants to make sure Charles Barkley knows that he is appreciated, both historically as a player and currently as an analyst. [SLAM Online]

The Horseshoe: ERiviera7 breaks down how the Orlando Magic used variation in their pick and rolls to overcome the Cleveland Cavaliers. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

The Imperial: Tim Donahue asks if this is quantifiably the worst Pacers team ever. [Eight Points, Nine Seconds]

The Lampshade: Hoopdata rolled out their newest toy over the weekend, the ability to track a player’s shot location over the course of his career. [Hoopdata]

The Painter’s Brush: Rashad Mobley examines Nick Young’s transition from being able to bask in the background of superstars to being thrust into the spotlight on the Wizards. [Hoops Addict]

The Pyramidal: The Philippines has historically been home of some of the biggest basketball fans in the world.  Paeng Bartolome breaks down Filipino basketball with 5 themes, explained in video. [FreeDarko]

The Toothbrush: Kyle Weidie introduces us to the new faces on the Wizards through portraits and pictures. [Truth About It]

The Walrus: This has been on the ‘nets since Friday, which in this age is an eternity. But in case you haven’t seen it, here is Kevin Arnovitz with a fantastic read about how Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to make it in the NBA, has captivated the American Jewish community. [TrueHoop]

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