The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring stumbling on a book contest

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: If you want a chance at winning Dave Berri’s new book Stumbling on Wins, there are a bunch of contests out there for you. [NBA Playbook] [Nets Are Scorching] [Cowbell Kingdom]

The Dali: It’s a losing argument, but Royce Young makes the case for Kevin Durant as MVP this season. [Daily Thunder]

The English: Colin Powers has a nice interview with Shaun Livingston about his improbable return to NBA glory. [SLAM Online]

The Fu Manchu: Rob Mahoney looks at Jason Terry and Brendon Haywood and wonders how much starting positions actually matter to NBA players. [The Two Man Game]

The Handlebar: What are the characteristics of a good NBA nickname? [SLC Dunk]

The Horseshoe: Rahat Huq examines where Aaron Brooks and Kevin Martin rank among the great Rockets backcourt tandems of all time. [Red 94]

The Imperial: Everyone is hot on the OKC Thunder right now, but Peter Kim reminds us that we can’t forget where this young team came from. [The No-Look Pass]

The Lampshade: Zach Lowe looks at the difference in the Bucks before and after Bogut’s injury, and is disappointed that it is almost impossible for the Celtics to meet them in the playoffs. [Celtics Hub]

The Painter’s Brush: Jared Wade dives into his archives and pulls out the top 50 NBA commercials of all time. I’m fairly sure there is no contesting #1. [Both Team Played Hard]

The Pyramidal: Scott Schroeder muses about what may have been going through Marcus Williams’s mind when he decided to turn down an NBA contract in favor of staying in the D-League. [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: Dan Filowitz presents us with what may be the first ever Slint-themed NBA playoff preview song. [FDPtDoCNBAP]

The Walrus: Dan Devine (a.k.a. @DevineBoston) pens an extensive review of the newest documentary in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series: “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson.” [Ball Don't Lie]

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