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LongWindedHank

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"There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip. In the long view, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the more the NBA prospered, and the more tightly it bound itself to the corporate money that swarmed on that success like bugs on honey, the more nervous it got about how wealthy it had become. The more luxurious the palace, the deeper the moat. And David Stern’s primary job over the past two decades has been to dig the moat. He has been the vehicle of the deep insecurity that has come with the NBA’s headlong success."

- Charles B. Pierce, from his take on David Stern's legacy as NBA Commissioner, accessed on the Grantland website at http://grantland.com/features/a-commissioners-legacy/

"Everyone who loves pro basketball assumes it's a little fixed. We all think the annual draft lottery is probably rigged, we all accept that the league aggressively wants big market teams to advance deep into the playoffs, and we all concede that certain marquee players are going to get preferential treatment for no valid reason. The outcomes of games aren't predetermined or scripted but there are definitely dark forces who play with our reality. There are faceless puppet masters who pull strings and manipulate the purity of justice. It's not necessarily a full-on conspiracy, but it's certainly not fair. And that's why the NBA remains the only game that matters: Pro basketball is exactly like life."

- Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

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Recent Activity
Yeah, can't find any corroboration.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:55p
As is your wont!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:46p
fwiw, I really liked what I saw from Marshall last year with the Lakers.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:44p
Which supermarket did she use for the set?
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:39p
That's my issue with Nate.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:37p
I'm a Lagunitas IPA fan, too.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:32p
Film at 11!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:19p - 1 reply
Who wouldn't want a PG who can hit the shot, run the pick-and-roll, and get to the basket?
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:18p - 2 replies
Sugary cereal for breakfast? Mike!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:14p - 1 reply
And everybody knows mayonnaise is one of the food groups on its own.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:09p - 2 replies
Food prices are getting scary, aren't they?
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:04p - 3 replies
You just like seeing me humiliated!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 6:01p - 1 reply
I just looked in my frig...
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:58p - 2 replies
I didn't even get to say, 'But Daaaaad!'
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:54p
Whah huh? The absence of specifics here is hilarious.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:53p
My grandparents had a party line when I was a tiny kid.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:50p
Thanks for the laugh!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:49p
Not I.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:40p
Russscot's latest Martin tweet:
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:32p - 2 replies
I highly recommend consuming armor-piercing bullets by the bucketful.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:23p - 2 replies
Another Roger Corman masterpiece!
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:04p
More and more as he develops his offensive game.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 5:00p
Much appreciated. And I hear you.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:59p - 1 reply
San Diego, hotbed of excellent beer.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
Put this on your list, as well.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:21p - 2 replies
Can you say more?
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:19p - 1 reply
You haven't lived until
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:18p - 1 reply
Reasonable Stiffs can disagree about Robinson.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 4:12p
More about the Bulls going after Love.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:54p - 1 reply
Bad link. I don't get it. Am I a dumbass?
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
The reason is that Felton's wife's lawyer brought the gun to the police.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:35p
It was a Belgian-made semi-automatic FN Herstal pistol
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:30p - 2 replies
Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili. Kawhi Leonard. Boris Diaw.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:25p
If Van Gundy can break up that logjam of bigs they have
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:20p - 2 replies
Silliness making fun of jinxes
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
He was charged only with possession of an illegal weapon.
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
Excellent take on this. The NBPA must take swift action to prevent this from going forward.
Commented on NBA should stop Thunder from denying rookie his full pay on Jul 23 2014, 3:11p - 1 reply
Lawson trade in three...two...
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 3:01p - 1 reply
Along with several other excellent pro ballers
Commented on Who are the odd men out on the Denver Nuggets roster? on Jul 23 2014, 2:53p - 1 reply
That's MR. Nasty to you, ILP!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 2:50p
I love you with or without Love!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 2:47p
Fabulous 'Usual Suspects' reference from Lowe in this Kings piece:
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 23 2014, 1:03a
It's for King Dong, of course.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 23 2014, 1:00a
I saw that tweet from Woj!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:54a
Ding ding ding ding ding!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:49a - 1 reply
It's a huge disaster for
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:38a - 1 reply
Hiyo!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:31a
Kevin Martin to Nuggets!!!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:31a - 8 replies
Shhhhhh!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:25a - 1 reply
Me too. If he's still with us, he'll be a plus.
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:25a - 1 reply
Or enjoy that stay in the slammer for how you made sure she's gone tomorrow.
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:21a - 2 replies
Mancar has a terrible lapse and omits his FAVE RAVE Nugget!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 23 2014, 12:17a - 1 reply
I'll bring Scotch!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 22 2014, 11:48p
How is this wonderful news not POWDER BLUE?! Rec away!
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 22 2014, 11:47p - 1 reply
This is EXACTLY what I was gonna say.
Commented on Woj: Nuggets still in running for Kevin Love? on Jul 22 2014, 11:39p
His former avatar says otherwise.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 22 2014, 11:12p - 1 reply
I'll try to keep 'em comin'.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 22 2014, 11:07p
About the plethysmograph?
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 11:14p - 1 reply
Brooks and Vesely, we hardly knew y'all.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 11:13p - 1 reply
So hard into the red it bent. And then broke.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 11:11p - 1 reply
Me too. Or Nelson.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 11:09p
Thanks for the heads up on this.
Commented on 2014 NBA Free Agency: Denver Nuggets lose Jan Vesely, Aaron Brooks on Jul 21 2014, 7:54p - 1 reply
Totally agree.
Commented on Treating players as commodities, the lessons of superstar GMs on Jul 21 2014, 3:22p
Opioids are excellent cough suppressants.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 3:17p
Got it. Thanks!
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 3:11p
No, everything that springs from your superior mind is completely orginal.
Commented on Treating players as commodities, the lessons of superstar GMs on Jul 21 2014, 11:39a - 1 reply
Cool ad. Apropos of what, though?
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 11:22a - 1 reply
Tiddy, tell us more about your house for sale.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 11:20a - 1 reply
Epic.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 11:18a
Clearly, margie is sworn to secrecy, under penalty of death. Or worse. Or both.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 21 2014, 11:17a
Wow, excellent report for those of us who couldn't watch.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 20 2014, 7:39p - 2 replies
It's cool to have you keeping us up-to-date on Nurkic. Many thanks.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 20 2014, 7:36p - 1 reply
Wow, I completely missed that possibility. My bad.
Commented on Recap Summer League Game 5: Erick Green, Gary Harris combine for 38, Nuggets fall to Lakers on Jul 20 2014, 6:52p
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