We’re big on like large lists of things, especially when those lists come at the midway point of the season. With The Basketball Jones doing their midseason report and ESPN doing theirs, we feel no need to do things like give Dirk a midseason MVP award.
Instead, we turn our bright, beautiful, and overly honest eyes to the NBA blogosphere.
BEST NBA BLOG: For some reason, when we open the feed-reader and see all those posts ready and waiting to be read, the first one we click on is DetroitBadBoys, so they win this one.
BEST NBA BLOG THAT DID NOT WIN “BEST NBA BLOG”: TrueHoop is always there for us. Not in a romantic way, so don’t get the wrong idea.
HARDEST WORKING NBA BLOG: The aforementioned Basketball Jones. By our count, Skeets and Tas have missed only one show since they missed their first two back at the start of the season.
BEST NBA BLOG THAT IS OFFICIALLY TOO SMART FOR US: FreeDarko – we recognize the quality, but it’s just lost us – plus we’re 55% ADD. We’ve never claimed to be intelligent, and perhaps this is the proof we’ve so long desired.
MOST ORIGINAL NBA BLOG: We’d give this to ourself, but we didn’t get WSM? out in time (And you know what? As of this morning, it’s not even close.), and thus we really haven’t evolved beyond what we were doing last year at this time. Photoshop, egomania, blah blah blah – it’s all old and boring anymore.
Therefore, we go with the Wizznutzz, who also aren’t doing anything all that different than they were last year, but still feels fresh each and every time out. They have a star worthy of their magic finally, as well. Runner-up to the DC Sports BOG, but Dan is like a real journalist, so we’re not sure if he counts. He also sent us a poster.
NBA TOPIC MOST READY FOR A BACKLASH: Obviously, Gilbert Arenas. We have a feeling the Feb 4th game against Portland is critical. If he doesn’t get his 50 or backs down from his goal beforehand, the credibility may take a hit.
OTHER ADVICE FOR GILBERT ARENAS: Be very wary of playing the “Hey, I’m just a regular guy, and this is all so swell” card for too much longer. There comes a point wherein the public will no longer accept you as a “regular guy” – that point is soon for you.
(SEE EARLY 2000s REFERENCE: Sarah Jessica Parker accepting like 12 Emmy Awards in a row with “Aw shucks, lil’ old me? I can’t believe this…” demeanor.)
Also, now that ESPN is all on you, you’re in danger of extreme overexposure – as soon as Skippy McCallister (or whoever the Sportscenter anchors are now) starts screaming “Hibachi!” 3 months too late, it’s the beginning of the end.
Now, that’s not to say you won’t be beloved by the public. You will be. But the blogosphere will be looking for their next hero already.
BEST GILBERT ARENAS BLOG THAT WE’RE CONVINCED IS ACTUALLY OVERSEEN BY GILBERT ARENAS OR HIS PR PEOPLE: Gilbertology. Just a hunch.
BEST NBA BLOG FOCUSED ON THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS, WHICH IS WRITTEN BY A FEMALE: Bobcat Bonfire. Yeah, you know it, Serena.
BEST NBA BLOG BASED ON PAUL MILLSAP: Somebody sees a hole in the marketplace, and that person is us.
BEST NBA BLOG STORY THAT LOOKED LIKE IT HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL AND THEN JUST KINDA DIED: Kwame vs. Cake. We’ll be honest – we called 20 different people named Alexander Martinez in the area, looking for the one who got hit by the cake. None would fess up to being that man, although we suspect one of them was lying, based on an unintentional stutter.
BEST JOB LYING TO AN NBA BLOGGER: Alexander Martinez #14.
MOST PROLIFIC NBA BLOG: (This would be the one where we’re too honest.) NBA Fanhouse. We must say the same thing about Fanhouse that we said about NFL Fanhouse – it’s too much content to keep up with. Blogs are by nature in-and-out exercises, and when we see a big (15) in the feed reader, we can’t bring ourself to dive in.
Just a note to our beloved friends who are over there…and we do love you…you all seem a little watered down when away from your home bases. Is this intentional? Are you being held back in some way by the overlord Mottram?
BEST ANTI-LARRY HUGHES BLOG THAT JUST STARTED THIS MORNING: I Detest Larry Hughes. Larry makes a good point about the offense, though.
BEST BET TO BE A KICK-ASS NBA BLOG IN THE SECOND HALF: Again, we’d give this to ourself, but we have no guarantees there won’t be a string of days when we hiatusize, or even another block of time away altogether at some point. Plus, if the Cavs don’t bounce back, we may have to throw the computer away so as to decrease our exposure to them a bit.
So, since we can’t give to YAY, we give it to…Golden State of Mind. Why not – they’ve always been good to us.
That about wraps it up – let’s all enjoy the second half of the season.
(Except for you, NBA Fanhouse – you have too many posts to read.)