The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the Andy Varejao enthusiasm chart

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: Some might say that Anderson Varejao’s enthusiasm is off the charts. This is clearly false, as there are clearly times when it is on the chart. The Andy Varejao Enthusiasm Chart, that is. [Waiting for Next Year]

The Dali: Matt Moore makes the point that if you think the road to the NBA championship inevitably goes through the Lakers, there is a case to be made that you want the 8th seed, so as to meet them before they hit their stride. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The English: Rob Mahoney has another fascinating installment of Moving Pictures chronicling Rodrigue Beaubois’ big night against the Golden State Warriors. [The Two Man Game]

The Fu Manchu: In the same vein, Eddy Rivera gives a video breakdown of JJ Redick’s 25 point, 7 rebound, 8 assist performance in a win over the Denver Nuggets. [Youtube]

The Handlebar: Eric Wagman is a big fan of the Toronto Raptors, but has some not-so-nice things to say about Hedo Turkoglu, calling him an “energy vampire.” [Outside the NBA]

The Horseshoe: Sebastian Pruiti finds himself having to break down yet another failed buzzer-beating situation by the Thunder. [NBA Playbook]

The Imperial: Zach Harper wants his superstars to be brash, uncompromising, and unrelentingly arrogant. In other words, he wants them to be Lebron James. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Lampshade: Rajon Rondo has improved on a lot of areas of his game this season, but still has not shored up his one glaring weakness: His jumpshot. [Celtics Hub]

The Painter’s Brush: Rashad Mobley scores an exclusive interview with Wizards guard Shaun Livingston. [Hoops Addict]

The Pyramidal: Everyone says the pure point guard has gone by the way of the true center, but then how can you explain Brandon Jennings, Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Steve Nash, Devin Harris, Deron Williams, and Ricky Rubio? [NBA Fanhouse]

The Toothbrush: Greg Esposito compares the Phoenix Suns and their “enemies” to characters from Star Wars. [Deep Purple]

The Walrus: O Storm! thought he was the ideal season ticket holder for the Portland Trailblazers until his eyes were opened to corporate sponsorships. With more and more of those sponsorships being sold, he can see the homecourt advantage disappearing before his eyes. [Bust a Bucket]

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