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Oh, you thought we were done droppin’ knowledge bombs today? Please.

The Basketball Jones is coming to Canadian television! Every Thursday, starting October 28, Skeets and Tas will be appearing in your home like their names were MacLean and Cherry. If you’re an international viewer — fear not! — we’ll make sure to upload as much of the show as possible to the web.

In the meantime, enjoy this sweet promo and stay tuned for more later this week.

Hi, I'm Trey Kerby

Suuuuuup, bros

You already know Skeets and Tas. You kind of know JD and Matt. But me? I’m the mystery man with the enormous face. Also, I’m Trey Kerby, the humble editor of The Basketball Jones’ Internet web log. Pleased to figuratively meet you.

Here’s a tiny background about me: Born in Illinois, lived in Illinois, started blogging in Illinois and currently am blogging from Illinois for the time being.

Here’s a slightly more expanded one that’s a bit more relevant: I ran The Blowtorch back in the day and people had some laughs about it, then when The Score picked up The Basketball Jones I swooped in to Skeets’ old position as editor of Yahoo! Sports’ Ball Don’t Lie. Now, I’m here and am very excited and am just as shocked as you about how high-pitched my screaming is. Yikes.

Anyway, I’ve been tasked with guiding you through the NBA through the use of words, pictures, zings and smiles. And that last part is the most important, if you ask me. Smiling is basically my favorite thing in the world, so if I can put a basketball-related smile on your face a few times a day, I’ll be pretty happy. The NBA is really, really great for two reasons:

1) Basketball is awesome and NBA basketball is particularly awesome. Double awesome, technically.
2) There are a bunch of weirdos in the league, and by “weirdos” I mean “interesting personalities.”

There’s a lot to work with when it comes to professional basketball, and it’s my goal to find the very best and put it in your computer’s face. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

So yeah, TBJ has a blog now and while I’ll be the main bro behind it, I’m not all alone because Scott Carefoot, Holly MacKenzie and Megan Wilson will be contributing as well. And, of course, Skeets and Tas will be popping in from time to time with little posty-posts here and there. Not to mention, the daily show, a weekly audio show and random viral videos. We’re taking things to a whole next level.

Last but not least, if you want to get in touch with me, send me some tips, or just talk about how much you like the new Black Milk record, shoot me an electronic mail message at trey [dot] kerby [at] or all of us at Or, if you’re totally with it, follow me on Twitter. So many wisecracks over there, you guys.

In the wise and radio-friendly words of and Fergie, “Let’s get it started in here.” (Sorry.)

Rip it up and start again, my friends. This is the biggest season in TBJ history.

That’s right, The Basketball Jones is now a full service NBA blog. Not only are you going to get the same daily TBJ videos you know and love, you’re also going to get some of the web’s best basketball writers breaking down every trade, story and Hedo Turkoglu sighting there is.

We are pleased to announce that Trey Kerby (formerly of Y! Sports’ Ball Don’t Lie) will be editing the new and improved blog, with Scott Carefoot, Holly MacKenzie and Megan Wilson all contributing their talents.

It’s a whole new game at TBJ.

Check out the official press release, fancy pants.

04.10.10: TBJ Launch Day

Hold on tight, Rocket Man. Hold. On. Tight. The Basketball Jones officially kick-off their fifth year of NBA coverage tomorrow, Monday, October 4th. Stay tuned all day as the new-and-improved team takes the covers off some of their exciting plans for the 2010-11 NBA season. It’s gonna be a party y’all …