For the entirety of human civilization, myth and story have been an inseparable part of existence. They are a stand-in for understanding, for those elements of our world that cannot yet be explained within
Being that so many of our writers are writing at so many different places outside of HP these days, from time to time we’re going to update y’all on what we’ve been up to lately.
Here’s Dylan Murphy writing about the NBA D-League referee tryouts:
Tucked away in a second-floor conference room are 27 males and two females, all of whom forked over $150 to be here at Basketball City on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Except they’re not players, and this isn’t quite an open tryout. These men and women are referees, and were selected after an online application process at nbaofficials.com to vet their officiating experience. Still, they are unknowns.
I highly recommend reading the full piece over at Sports on Earth. Dylan wrote and tweaked and edited it for a long time, and the final product is really fantastic.
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2012-2013 W-L: 47-35
New Faces: Andre Iguodala, Marreese Speights, Toney Douglas, Jermaine O’Neal
New Places: Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson, Brandon
We're back with another edition of Podcast Paroxysm! Today Jordan and I discussed two Eastern Conference teams with an outside shot at one of the bottom two playoff spots, and a whole bunch of Western
2012-2013 W-L: 45-37
New Places: Marco Belinelli (San Antonio), Richard Hamilton (waived), Nate Robinson (Denver), Malcolm Thomas (waived)
New Faces: Mike Dunleavy
Draft: Tony Snell (20),
2012-2013 W-L: 21-61
New Places: DeSagana Diop (unsigned), Byron Mullens (Clippers), Tyrus Thomas (amnesty, unsigned), Reggie Williams (Houston),
New Faces: Al Jefferson, Anthony Tolliver
Podcast Paroxysm is back, y'all! I swear, we're going to try to do more of these. Today, Jordan and I talked about seven teams that we think are going to be really, really bad this season. Doesn't that
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2012-13 W-L: 29-53
New Faces: Eric Maynor, Al Harrington.
New Places: Jason Collins (FA), A.J. Price (FA), Cartier Martin (FA), Leandro Barbosa (FA), Pat Connelly (Player
2012-13 W-L: 31-51
New Faces: Flip Saunders (President of Basketball Operations), Corey Brewer, Kevin Martin, Ronny Turiaf
New Places: David Kahn (President of Basketball Operations), Andrei Kirilenko
2012-2013 W-L: 25-57
New Places: Jared Dudley (Clippers), Hamed Haddadi (waived), Wes Johnson (Lakers), Jermaine O'Neal (Golden State), Luis Scola (Indiana)
New Faces: Eric Bledsoe, Caron Butler,