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Looking into a Black Hole: Previewing the NBA Draft

June 23, 2011


Several franchise's futures will be sucked into a black hole tonight. The NBA Draft is full of hits and misses every year, but almost no year is as much guess work as this 2011 class. No one knows what lies on the other side: a silent abyss, other dimensions, time travel, or God?  Perhaps somewhere there is a Portland Trailblazers team starring Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler. Maybe not. The point is no one knows what's going to happen tonight or after, so enjoy the hats and the bow ties and the flashy sports jackets. Enjoy the mothers crying and the sons grinning. Understand the fact that many of these young men will never even put on an NBA uniform, that their name as a footnote in this draft is their brightest claim to being a part of this universe, and know that I wasted lots and lots of time putting together this draft preview at The Faster Times.

(And if you don't won't to travel down that black hole, then feel free to discuss matters here, such as how on earth does Yahoo! have Kyle Singler ranked above Nolan Smith.)

5 comments:

Russ said...

If the rumor that the Wizards won't trade the sixth pick and Javale McGee for the 2nd pick and Derrick Williams possibly, then Grunfeld should be fired.

June 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM
Teach said...

I'd take Williams over McGee.

June 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM
Russ said...

No question. Williams is better than two players whose best skill is elite dunk contest contestants.

June 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Russ said...

The commentary for this draft has been great. Has made up for the lack of talent and lack of trades.

June 23, 2011 at 8:15 PM
Teach said...

The opening interviews were a definite highlight. I now have a new favorite Washington Wizard.

"blake griffin is the American me."

June 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM

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