The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring the season’s best shoes

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: Holly Mackenzie takes us on a picture-filled journey of the 10 most memorable shoes of the 2009-2010 NBA season. [Nothing Easy]

The Dali: Brian Crawford is bemused about how anyone could dislike Joakim Noah, whom he calls the second best thing to happen to Chicago since MJ left. [SLAM Online]

The English: Dave from Blazersedge was so put off by the TNT broadcast of the playoff games last night that he is vowing to never again buy a product that was endorsed by it. [Blazersedge]

The Fu Manchu: One criticism of Derrick Rose in his young career has been that he has trouble getting to the line. But perhaps that is not entirely his fault. [ShamSports]

The Handlebar: Mike Prada asks if the Wizards had the worst season of any NBA team this year. They’re certainly up there. [Bullets Forever]

The Horseshoe: Today’s NBA is characterized by quick coaching changes and landscape-changing trades, but the Atlanta Hawks are the one example of a team who had a long-term plan and stuck with it. [NBA Fanhouse]

The Imperial: Ron Artest hounded Kevin Durant last night, but perhaps we can glean from that game what the Thunder can do to free their superstar up. [Daily Thunder]

The Lampshade: Sebastian Pruiti is running a series on the post-game adustments each team needs to focus on in order to improve in their next game. Here, he says that the Utah Jazz need to clamp down on Denver’s shooters. [NBA Playbook]

The Painter’s Brush: Eddy Rivera provides a video breakdown of Jameer Nelson’s huge first half against the Charlotte Bobcats. [Magic Basketball Net]

The Pyramidal: Jon L wonders if being on a winning D-League squad makes you more likely to be called up to the NBA than a similarly skilled player on a lesser squad. [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: If you read any playoff game recaps, make it the ones that Matt Moore, Rob Mahoney, Zach Harper and Jared Wade are churning out on HP. If you don’t, you might miss gems like this: “I’m sorry, I can’t hear you. Andre Miller’s spirit animal is obstructing my hearing as it humps my ear.” (By the way, if you are still hungry for more, maybe check out my coverage of Hawks-Bucks on Talkhoops.) [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Walrus: If you are going to read ANYTHING today, please make it be this Kelly Dwyer article on Kevin Garnett’s fall from grace. “He’s the basketball version of a distinguished gentleman suddenly turning into a right old coot in a senior citizen’s home, treating the help like dirt for reasons that don’t go beyond the fact that the distinguished gentleman needs help, now.” [Ball Don't Lie]

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