Proof that I need to start paying closer attention: Maceo Baston will be in Detroit's training camp? This was apparently revealed at least three weeks ago (read the last line here) -- and, now that I'm looking for it, even mentioned in the DBB comments -- but it didn't register on my consciousness until Chris Tomasson made an off-hand mention on FanHouse.
Most fans probably don't care -- let's face it, there's an excellent chance Baston won't make the team -- but considering his senior year at Michigan coincided with my freshman year in Ann Arbor, I've always kept tabs on his career. I'm not sure what his odds are, but I'll be rooting for him.
Here are some more b-ball related links, some of which, admittedly, are as old as the Baston news but still worthy of attention:
- Interesting philosophical musings by Dave at Blazers Edge about the impact bloggers may or may not have on the way people think about basketball. (link fixed)
- More media navel-gazing, just as intriguing, courtesy of Graydon Gordian of 48 Minutes of Hell: Media, Advertising and the Game
- Curtis Jerrells is mentioned in that Baston link above, but he's since signed with the Spurs.
- The Pistons will play an exhibition game in Grand Rapids on October 13. Also, get regular season tickets to a bunch of games at half price from Ticketmaster -- pay attention to the special offer code listed on the right, you'll be prompted for it before you complete your order.
- Motown String Music with NBA.com's top 10 Pistons plays of 2008-09.
- Can Michael Jordan play at 50? With a little hallucination, it just might work.
- Possibly doctored, definitely awesome: the world's longest basketball shot.
- Update: Man, I feel old. Juwan Howard, Jr. just committed to Western Michigan.
I've been planning a "DBB Glossary" for literally the past three years -- that is, a big list of words and phrases that have entered the lexicon of DBB readers recorded for posterity's sake. I've never actually put fingers-to-keyboard on the idea, but SLAM's Dictionary reminded me to put it back on my list of things to do.
Maybe you guys can help me out -- if we started such an endeavor, what belongs in the first edition?