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Hey, you know what I haven’t done in a while? Well, okay, write for 48 Minutes of Hell is technically a correct answer, but I was going to say, “put together a link list!” (Why aren’t you more excited?)
It’s the second round of the NBA playoffs, and unlike last season the San Antonio Spurs are still playing, which means there’s plenty of good writing and a hearty helping of hilarity out there on the internets for you to enjoy.
First and foremost, stop by Hardwood Paroxysm and read Matt Moore’s thoughts on game one of the Suns-Spurs series (His preview is worth taking a look at as well. I basically agree with every word of the last two paragraphs). Do it quickly because he won’t be blogging for much longer; this series is sure to give him a heart attack. While you’re at it, read Dan Devine’s piece on young point guards making their mark this postseason and Kelly Dwyer’s always illuminating Behind the Box Score column, both at Ball Don’t Lie.
On a lighter note, the gentlemen at The Basketball Jones have made an unfortunate connection between Manu’s nose protector and a certain feminine product. And if you’re not already checking out Doc Funk’s photo caption recaps, you should be. They’ve been a daily source of laughter during the playoffs. (N.B. there is some adult language, especially when photos of Kevin Garnett are involved.)
Lastly, please swing by and check out the May edition of Norman Einstein’s Sports and Rocket Science Monthly. Your humble author contributed an audio essay reflecting on the aesthetic significance of the hard foul during the NBA playoffs. Give it a listen if you’ve got the time.