The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the wrath of Bateer

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: Mengke Bateer was the first Chinese (technically Mongolian) basketball player to win an NBA title. He’s also the first to kill someone with a coconut. [Sham Sports]

The Dali: The Clippers have officially relieved Mike Dunleavy of GM duties, thereby severing all ties. [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The English: Nets fans like to use Yi Jianlian as a scapegoat, but you can’t blame him for all of their troubles. [Nets Are Scorching]

The Fu Manchu: There are a lot of pressing issues facing Michael Jordan if he truly wants to be the savior of Charlotte basketball. [The Baseline]

The Handlebar: Last summer, the Pistons completely remodeled their team by adding free agents Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon. Looking back, those deals don’t really seem to be working out for them. [NBA Fanhouse]

The Horseshoe: Speaking of which, Richard Jefferson is looking worse and worse for the Spurs. [48 MoH]

The Imperial: Tom Martin explains that Jordan Hill is much more than just another big man project for the Rockets. [The Dream Shake]

The Lampshade: Rob Mahoney begrudgingly explains to us commonfolk why it’s not a big deal that the Mavericks are relatively poorly ranked in John Hollinger’s Power Rankings. [The Two Man Game]

The Painter’s Brush: Here’s a look a possible candidates that Donald Sterling might be considering to replace Mike Dunleavy as GM of the Clippers. [NBA Off-Season]

The Pyramidal: Sandy Dover explains that being sent down to the D-League is not necessary as bad as the stigma attached to it, and that some notable draft busts could have been very well served with some time there. [SLAM Online]

The Toothbrush: Everyone loves a good block, and there are few in the game with more exciting ones than LeBron. Here is a look at the top 10 Lebron blocks of the season. [Hooped Up]

The Walrus: Zachariah Blott explains why Dwight Howard is the most impossible player in the NBA to gameplan for. [Empty the Bench]

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