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Let Shannon Dunk!

Kurt —  January 15, 2010

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Chris Litmann of The Baseline — the NBA blog at the Sporting News — was up early this morning surfing the Nike Basketball blog and noticed they may have leaked some news:

Shannon Brown is in the dunk contest. Apparently.

If you follow the link (you may need to get a Nike basketball ID) you’ll see the rules for the Shannon Brown iD Slam Dunk Contest — basically to help design a pair of shoes for Brown to wear during the dunk contest. Using some Sherlock Holmes-like deductive reasoning, one could assume that there is no need for a shoe design contest if Brown were not in the dunk contest itself.

This is not the NBA itself saying “It Is On” but Nike tends to be in the know. So….

Let Shannon Dunk!

All Star Weekend Chat

Kurt —  February 14, 2009

NBA All-Star Game
If you read just one thing this weekend, make some time to read this NY Times article, based around Shane Battier but really about the use of statistics in basketball. Yes, it talks about Kobe, but I think the point about how to value basketball players is really the interesting part, and well worth the read. I think we’ll talk more about this, but I want to do it justice. (Thanks to Zephid for the link.)

Aside this, this is the thread to talk about all the All Star fun. Should be an entertaining night of dunks and trick shots on Saturday. Come Sunday, it will be interesting to see which star shows up and wants to be MVP — there always is one who puts out the extra effort going for the prize.