As we take you into the weekend with around-the-clock Iverson trade-watch coverage, we must point you to a very important piece on Slate.com, about Iverson's self-contradiction, written one of our very own, Nathaniel Friedman. At this point, I am hoping the whole saga ends as soon as possible. Just as Ron Artest paralyzed the league last year, Iverson is having the same effect. Perhaps this is where basketball, as dominated by the individual, is at its worst. Stern is seen as powerless to players' demands, Philly fans suffer either way. Billy King is revealed as a moron, other GM's are as well for not being able to get a deal done. Webber is again a goat. Larry Brown and Chris Ford's names get dug out from the trash.
Yet, the situation also shows the power of a single figurehead--A.I. is bigger than the NBA.
In other news, we feel it our duty to alert you to the recent whereabouts of one of our elusive O.G. hoops-blog brethren. A.K.A. SEARCHING FOR CHAUNCEY BILLUPS. That's right, we have stumbled upon a new realm of Chauncey's amazing blog-talents, which can be viewed in all its genius, here. As the blog exists with no links to or from it, we are not sure if we are fulfilling his wishes by sending the link out, but as Chauncey was a godfather to our whole steez and an inspiration to many of our readers, we felt such a move was necessary. Eight steps deeper into the Freedarko psyche: After a three-year lapse in communication, it was in the comments section of Chauncey's blog that Bethlehem Shoals and I reconnected, sparking a collaboration that has continued on a crooked and landmine-ridden path.
Finally, with all the hype about this whole Heizman dance business, I would like to present the first installment in "Freedarko imitates art imitates life." As you can see, the entire Heizman Dance phenomenon was prognosticated by the famous Dr. LIC vs. Noixe debates in the comments section of this post. To quote Noixe (aka Noixetradamus):
i meant because there's no context. they would look stupid shooting air fadeaways if it weren't for capo. if he did a track called "desmond howard" everyone would be doin this. [youtube video of desmond howard doing the heisman pose]