Hub Of All Patter

Please, please, read about my heartfelt pilgrimage to Stephen Jackson's hometown. Not in the least because someone from Port Arthur liked it.

Then, if you're eager for basketball, read my latest for AOL. It's about the metaphysical quandry posed by LeBron in this year's Eastern Conference Finals, and I dare you to call it a sell-out.

On top of all that, later today my PISTONS-CENTRIC preview of that series hits Deadspin. For now, feast on Dr. LIC's hopeful Western outlook.

Happy trails, Chris Henry. When will sports learn: let talent play or it will slowly drive a man insane.


At 5/21/2007 1:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the Stephen Jackson piece, but wish it would have been expanded.

You make some excellent points about LeBron losing the mystique now that we're all familiar.

Is ANYBODY surprised by Chris Henry?

Also, I just stumbled (TrueHoop->MavsMoneyball->Source) upon a free agent preview, which, although from a Mavs fans perspective, provides an insightful view of this offseason.


At 5/21/2007 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Henry = Eddie Griffin (NBA)

wv: docalao - Hawaii's Julius Erving

At 5/21/2007 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darkofan: RE: link to James article: Saw him twice, live against the Nets. From that perspective, he seems to be physically punishing defenders as much as ever. Several of the Pistons are going to be well worn down for the Spurs. (In terms of viewing attraction , well maybe it is a little like going to an NFL game and watching for interior line play.)

At 5/21/2007 2:20 PM, Blogger Brickowski said...

Great job on the Jax piece. I usually refrain from posting complimentary comments, but that picture is worth more than a thousand words, and the whole piece seemed like a refreshing new direction that FD will hopefully continue to explore when opportunity allows.

At 5/21/2007 5:47 PM, Blogger MC Welk said...

"Note: I would've written this same piece about the Jazz. But they're out of their depth and no one likes Mormons, Jerry Sloan, dominant point guards or hot international wives."
... Priceless.

At 5/21/2007 6:42 PM, Anonymous Freddie said...

I'm sorry to go off topic, but I'm listening to Bill Simmons's podcast, and he and Paul Shirley are pretty much giving the rote "playing the right way" speech. I'm also thinking of that OJ Mayo/Kevin Love piece he wrote, which is like a tretise on the Right Way model. So I'm just wondering why FreeDarko gives Simmons so much love. He seems to be on the other side of the ideological border.

At 5/21/2007 8:44 PM, Anonymous the rightwade said...

"it's pretty clear that the King wasn't really forced to earn it."

isn't that in the nature of being the king? and doesn't that encapsulate LBJ's NBA career so far?

At 5/21/2007 8:48 PM, Anonymous paper tiger said...

my ECF prediction, neither nice nor relevant: i predict that i'm gonna spend the whole series daydreaming about yanking that tuft off the back of drew gooden's head and divot tamping it onto sheed's need. and it seems like such an obvious course that i apologize to whoever has already voiced it.

At 5/22/2007 12:34 AM, Anonymous cream soda said...

seeing how people react towards your fanhouse article makes me terribly sad

it's like seeing kurt vonnegut's dead body being trampled over by a mob of natty-ice drinking yokels, who love ann coulter and arkansas football... and john mellencamp

At 5/22/2007 2:17 AM, Anonymous eauhellzgnaw said...


since when does FD (or any sports blogger) give Simmons love? Right or wrong, he's pretty much reviled all over.

At 5/22/2007 4:50 PM, Anonymous Freddie said...

They give him love all the time.


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