Many of our esteemed Wages of Wins members have been writing killer stuff on their respective blogs. We thought you might enjoy a quick overview to go with a few links.
Mosi Platt (@MIA_Heat_Index) at The Miami Heat Index
- In addition to Mosi’s recent rundown of the Myths that have been Incepted into the Mainstream Media he also provides a rundown of Background Tweets that prompted the article.
- Alfredo Arteaga(@UptownReport) and Mosi combine forces to answer the most important scenario of all. When comparing Standup Comedians to Shooting Guards where do you put Dave Chappelle? Mosi compares him to both Dwyane Wade and World B. Free
- Mosi finally compares LeBron James‘ decision to Curt Flood’s Decision to fight the reserve clause in baseball. Mosi also points out athlete exploitations and thinly veiled racism in the media.
Ty Willihnganz at Courtside Analyst
- Ty shows that the institution of the salary cap has not helped competitive balance. As such we should not believe that any new cap rules wills improve the Parity Problem of the NBA.
- Ty gives the players hope by saying if Lester Munson and Forbes are right and the League is Making Money that the players may have hope of winning the lockout.
- Ty points that the Owners acting like Pawn Shops gives the players little hope for the lockout. The owners let the players set the asking price and have time on their side. It doesn’t help players any either if owners know that the lockout won’t affect popularity.
James Brocato(@JBrocato23) at Shut Up and Jam
- James reviews the Best Thunder Sonics of All Time. Gary Payton tops the list with Shawn Kemp also in the top five. To the non-statheads Nate McMillan Brent Barry and Jack Sikma will be surprising additions. For those still bitter from the Vin Baker trade this article may not be the best read.
- Also “thanks” to the lockout James’ Free Agent Guide remains every bit up to date.
Ben Gulker(@brgulker) of Pistons by the Numbers
- Ben looks at the coaching career of Lawrence Frank in New Jersey. His conclusion is that players make the coach, not the other way around. Unless Jason Kidd and Vince Carter from five years ago are walking in the door it does not look good for the Pistons.
In Case You Missed It (Links to the Past)
- Alex Konkel at Sport’s Skeptic will be defending his thesis (go wish him congrats) and will be quiet for a while. He left a great post on Correlation before he left though.
- Patrick Minton(@nbageek) of The NBA Geek showed that even with a lockout the Timberwolves Website still found a way to be bad.