Rivalry supposes competition, and if you’ve ever read NBA Off-Season, I’m not in their class. NBA Off-Season and Got ‘em Coach are the best NBA tumblrs, by far,* and this is just a dude with a PC and a love for the NBA. I’m not a pro. Aside from their photos, writing, and basketball mastery, they’re all really nice guys and ladie(s).**
So, to answer your question, no.
*One thing a lot of people might not realize: NBA Off-Season contributors and Got ‘Em Coach all have day jobs. They’re blogging AND holding down a job that isn’t related to their blogging. Gotta give them DAP for that.
I’m really missing defense, regardless of what Durant or Gordon Heyward or TBJ or anyone else says about summer league games. I’ve watched very little summer league play. This is Fuck Yeah NBA. Not Fuck Yeah Summer League Games. If I wanted to blog about summer basketball (or as it’s known to everyone—basketball without defense), I’d go to Rucker with a flip cam, or blog about my Caucasian ass schooling teenagers in Brooklyn.
Humility is generally considered a negative characteristic when you’re talking about high-priced “super-agents” for the cloistered group of Americans known as “NBA basketball players,” but even this amount of braggadocio makes me wince.
*What’s the line that delineates agent vs. super agent? Is it the same as a superstar NBA player vs. a star NBA player vs. a simple NBA player because I’m still not sure where that line is either (someone once wrote—I can’t find the piece—Michael Redd was a superstar).
I’m uncomfortable with this line, but the article is excellent. There’s so much going on (like old school games on NBA TV) in lieu of the lockout, I’m wondering what I’ve missed during a brief NBA sabbatical over the last couple weeks.