NBA Lockout Vigil: Day 31

Hey, I’m back.

Photo of the Day

Shawn Marion may have an ugly shot, but it’s hard to have an ugly dunk, so long as you make it. Also, for some reason, he’s the last member of the 2010-11 Mavericks I could name while trying out championship rosters from the last 20 years on Sporcle. I performed horribly, by my terms, on that one.

Credit: deseretnews.com

Contract of the Day

Baron Davis will be owed $13,950,000 this year. Predictably, the Clippers didn’t want to pay this. So now Kyrie Irving is a Cav. We don’t know whether if Davis stayed with the Clips if the same odds would apply to both teams, but that it happened to the Clippers is no karmic surprise, if you’re into that stuff.

Links of the Day

Taking preventative measures, the NBA will not allow team scouts to watch NCAA practices for fear that contact could potentially be made between scouts and active NBA players. Yeah, because that makes sense.

I highly suggest you read this story from Grantland if you haven’t already: basketball in the Philippines is hugely popular.

The new Sixers owner cares about winning and being successful. He needs to care, because the team would have no chance of thriving in the city without someone committed to the team. Comcast-Spectacor spent lots of money on the team, but it was always more about having the team for the business than for the chance to win.

Twitter Follow of the Day

I may have said this already, but follow Andre Iguodala (@mindofAI9)

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Alright, so I’ve gotten that out of the way. The reason why the blog has been quiet is that I, like many others in this line, got a little bit of a writer’s cramp. I literally could not continue an article I was working on and, after spending hours literally not knowing what else to write, decided to take a few days off from this. I feel much better, though I could still use more time off to refresh, celebrate my 21st birthday (the least eventful 21st ever) plus do things like study for GMATs, which I’ve put off for no logical reason. I feel like my writing quality has slipped of late too, and I don’t want that to happen.

So in the next few days, you’ll see the posts I meant to finish last week on the team’s attendance problems. Otherwise, these vigils will be done for at least the next two weeks while I get all that done, and I’ll keep you updated with any news. I’ll also be on twitter, and seeing as that the NBA doesn’t exist right now, almost everything will be non-league related. But I try to have fun on there, even if like 5 people that follow me have any interest in NASCAR. So I’m not going away, but I will be here less often for the next few weeks. Thanks everyone for reading!

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