The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring Livingston’s comeback

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: Jonathan Abrams explains how Shaun Livingston’s comeback attempt is a lone bright spot in the Wizards’ otherwise forgettable season. [Off the Dribble]

The Dali: As he has his entire career, Livingston embodies the quintessential point guard’s mentality. According to Flip Saunders, “Point guards aren’t made, they’re delivered from heaven.” [Truth About It]

The English: Kevin Arnovitz introduces us to the Clippers’ new GM, Neil Olshey. [TrueHoop]

The Fu Manchu: When we think of elite teams in the NBA, we typically think Cavaliers, Lakers, and maybe extend it to include the Mavericks, Nuggets, Celtics, Magic, and Hawks. Brian Spencer doesn’t want you to forget about the Jazz is that discussion. [Empty the Bench]

The Handlebar: M. Haubs gives his thoughts on both the movie and book versions of “Magic and Bird.” [The Painted Area]

The Horseshoe: Zach Lowe asks if it is time for Celtics fans to adjust their expectations as to how far the Celtics will advance this year. [Celtics Hub]

The Imperial: In the beginning of the season, the Thunder smashed all expectations with a stifling defense and middling offense. Now the defense has let up a little bit, but according to Royce Young, that might not be a bad thing. [Daily Thunder]

The Lampshade: Will Brian Tung’s WPA (Win Probability Added) be the next big statistical revolution in basketball? [The Null Hypodermic and Hoopdata]

The Painter’s Brush: The Lakers essentially go three deep at the point guard position, but between Fisher, Farmar, and Brown, none are someone you can hang your hat on. So what should they do about that situation? [Forum Blue and Gold]

The Pyramidal: Harlan Schreiber compares this year’s OKC Thunder to other young teams that have outperformed expectations in the past. [Hoops Analyst]

The Toothbrush: Matt commemorates the end of Mike Dunleavy Sr’s tenure as the Clippers’ GM with a photo tribute. Does this count as a #dunoff? [Basketbawful]

The Walrus: Kelly Dwyer explains that, contrary to what Rodney Carney believes, it is certainly possible for teams to tank seasons. [Ball Don't Lie]

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