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: Kelly Dwyer berates Michael Jordan for marring his brilliant NBA career with his post-retirement actions. [Ball Don't Lie]
The Dali: Darren Collison set a Hornets rookie record with 20 assists last night, but some of them were a little fishy. Zach Harper checks the validity of each one. [Hardwood Paroxysm]
The English: Kevin Arnovitz asks if fans, of the Clippers specifically, should feel cheated if their teams are not doing all they can to be on the cutting edge of basketball analytics. [ClipperBlog]
The Fu Manchu: KWAPT hangs out with the Celtics before Sunday’s game against the Wizards and gets exclusive footage of a lopsided 1-on-1 match between Rajon Rondo and Brain Scalabrine. [Banner 18?]
The Handlebar: It’s been said so many times before, but is still worth repeating. Are NBA teams making themselves inaccessible with their exorbitant ticket rates? What are some teams doing to fix it? [TrueHoop]
The Horseshoe: After a slow start, Ray Allen has been on fire in the second half of the season. [Celtics Hub]
The Imperial: Kevin Pelton uses his own metric to determine the best shooters in the NBA today and historically. [Basketball Prospectus]
The Lampshade: If you haven’t already had your fill of SSAC stories, here’s another 4000 words on what the conference meant for the Portland Trailblazers. [Blazersedge]
The Painter’s Brush: Sebastian Pruiti breaks down a last-second play by the Spurs, in which they did everything perfectly except make the shot. [NBA Playbook]
The Pyramidal: Jeremy Lin has been getting plenty of press this season, but the real question remains: Is he a pro-level player? [SLAM Online]
The Toothbrush: Is this the best movie pitch since Who Shot Mamba? Will James proposes that we combine Hot Tub Time Machine, Celtic Pride, and Back To the Future to create Will James’ Hot Dog Time Machine. [NBA Off-season]
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