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Hoops Addict Article - Rock the All-Star Vote Already

Trev is back at it over at Hoops Addict, stealing my ideas and making them far better and thorough. This time he makes the call to action for the NBA to change the voting for the All-Star Game…popularity does not reflect quality, and though there is no perfect alternative, the system needs changing.

Check it out!

Imaginary Player: Time Won’t Let Me Go

“Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative” – Oscar Wilde

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. With the rebirth of The ODC, The Imaginary Player was supposed to be transformed. The Return was meant to embrace the unfamiliar, or at least the contemporaneous.

I did not want to fall back on old habits and worn-out topics of interest. This was supposed to be a fresh start. In the spirit of all things Obama, this was going to be about change.

This was supposed to be about Andrew Bynum’s knee and its impact on the NBA landscape. This was meant to discuss Santonio Holmes’ presence and composure on sports’ grandest stage (as well as his shout out to LeBron). But it’s not about those things.

I did not want to rehash a fray position about a sporting immortal that I have covered so many times before. I had every intention of paying no heed to those whose excellence and mastery I have broadcast at length.

I had meant to write about the independently asinine and collectively ridiculous All-Star snubs of Al Jefferson and Kevin Durant. I had hoped to present the case for Kurt Warren’s spot in the Hall of Fame, or confer the staggering superiority of GSP.

But Kobe Bryant won’t let me.
More after the jump!

Hoops Addict Article - A Call for Accountability

Trev has had enough of the culture of stop-gap rationalizations and copping-out that exists in professional sports. He is calling for executives, and not just coaches, to start taking some blame for struggles. Check it out.

Hoops Addict Article - LeBron, Kobe, and the Power of Tomorrow

Ok, I can openly admit that I love Trev’s writing, my writer profile is not a joke. That said, this is, without question, Trev’s best piece of work in recent memory, maybe ever. The biggest Kobe fan I know examines the difference between Kobe and LeBron, what they mean to the sport, and what they mean to the world. Definitely worth a read.

So check it out!

Hoops Addict Article - Andrea Bargnani has Arrived

It was a long and sometimes arduous journey, but Andrea Bargnani has finally arrived. Trev, an admitted Andrea apologist, is excited.

Hoops Addict Article - Marbury in Boston?

The Curious Case of Marbury in Boston. Weak title aside, Trev does a great job examining the why’s and why-nots of this monster rumor. Uhh, he especially doesn’t like the instability it would bring.

Hoops Addict Article - 12 Lessons from 2008

2008 has come and gone, and Trev learned (at least) 12 things. Take a look, maybe you’ll learn something.

Hoops Addict Article - Lakers Deck the Halls

Big Three, meet a full 12 man team. The Lakers ‘decked the halls’ with the Celtics on Christmas Day. But does it matter in the grand scheme of a full season? Trev examines.

Hoops Addict Article - The Face of Global Basketball

North America, Europe, China…basketball is truly becoming a global game. The face of that game? Raptors Assistant GM Maurizio Gherardini. Trev takes you on a trip around the basketball world.

Hoops Addict Article - A Christmas Gift from the NBA

Lakers v. Celtics (not to mention the rest of the 12/25 schedule) is a true gift for NBA fans on Christmas Day. Trev, for one, is thankful.