It is a scientific fact that between the ages of 22-40, every single person who you have spent more than 48 hours with will get married and you will be invited to their weddings. I read that in a journal somewhere or made it up. One of the two. Nonetheless, it certainly feels that way, as I will be traveling back to the United States this week for a visit during which I will attend two weddings on two straight weekends.
As such, posting is going to be light from now until July 17, when things get back to normal. There should be an episode of The Fix sometime next week to talk about a bunch of offseason stuff, and I imagine there will some posts here and there from various contributors. I’m taking my computer with and can rarely resist the magnetic pull of making jokes on the internet, so maybe I’ll even pop in from time to time.
Just don’t expect much for the next week. We’ll all be active on Twitter, no doubt, but the blog will be slow. Then come July 17, back to your regularly scheduled posting. We’ll all miss each other, I’m sure, but we can get through this. Talk soon.
Only in America could a Russian billionaire buy a professional basketball team with one of the world’s most famous rappers, move the team to another state, then convince a Texas-raised point guard that $98.75 million is worth more than playing for his hometown team. As such, TBJ is taking today off to celebrate the United States’ independence. After all, if we did it for Canada, we have to do it for the USA.
Regularly scheduled blogging returns tomorrow. Be safe. Don’t explode yourself.
Did you know basketball was invented by a Canadian? It’s true — that James Naismith fella was a Canuck. As such, we’re taking the day off to celebrate the birth of Canada, which technically is celebrated on July 1 but gets carried over to today because of the weekend.
So don’t expect much on this lovely Monday, but come back tomorrow for a free agency episode of The Fix before we celebrate the birth of another North American country. I’m sure Malcolm Gladwell has an explanation for why so many nations were born in the first week of July, but I haven’t heard it. Something with heat madness, I’m guessing.
As such, posting will be slow around there here parts from now until Monday. You’ll still get a sizzling hot episode of the Overdose pretty soon, but there will be no Fix on Monday.
As an olive branch, please enjoy this clip of the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson getting his Reggie Miller on and calling out LeBron James for choking when he missed a third quarter free throw. I can’t imagine this will be as iconic of a moment as Reggie’s legendary Spike Lee zing, but I do like Stephenson’s arm motions in the corner before LeBron shoots the free throw and also that he found this necessary during the third quarter of a second round playoff series when he has played five minutes the entire postseason. Bold moves should be rewarded.
So yeah, not much around here until Tuesday. Enjoy Lance Stephenson making a name for himself and the Overdose, which is on its way. Happy birthday, Queen Victoria. See you guys Tuesday.
Things are going to be mighty slow around these parts today, as we are heading to Austin for this year’s SXSW Interactive. If you’re in the area, stop on by the Driskill Hotel on Saturday at 3:30pm local time for our talk on how we became a multiplatform avenue for basketball jokes. Or something like that.
There will be a wacky episode of The Overdose later today, then things are back to normal Monday.
The All-Star Game is this weekend, which means TBJ needs to get to Florida to bring you the best All-Star content the internet has ever seen. As such, the daily show won’t be happening until Wednesday of next week and our posting schedule will be scattered. Awesome, but kind of all over the place.
Make sure to stay tuned for new videos, posts and whatever else we can find and followallofusonTwitter. Stay plugged in because you’re not going to want to miss a thing, Aerosmith-style.