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Its official I am a fan! I was checking out Craig Blackmon's YouTube page and ran across a video...

Its official I am a fan! I was checking out Craig Blackmon's YouTube page and ran across a video "spoof" of a Nike commecial. It was slightly under quality but the idea and work behind it is tremendous. I think if a kid really works this hard to market himself as well on his craft he must be special. I really hope his D-League dreams come true

Do You Know All Of The D-League Team Names?

Well, the NBA probably won't be playing anytime soon following the "asshattery" that went on at Thursday's lockout meeting so everyone might as well get familiar with their D-League team names!

From a player perspective, (the D-League) is changing. They're not throwing fits anymore. ... They...

From a player perspective, (the D-League) is changing. They're not throwing fits anymore. ... They kick and scream, they're upset about it at first, but then they get here and they have a great time. They get to play. This is what these guys do for a living. This is what they love to do. They get to be part of a really supportive community.

-- Kirk Lacob, general manager of the Dakota Wizards and director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors, in a story from the Bismarck Tribune.

NBA Cancels First Two Weeks Of Regular Season

The NBA lockout is dragging on far longer than it should have, but the above link will keep everyone updated on what's not being done as more games are canceled.

The Godfather, re-enacted by the Nightmare Ant.

The Godfather, re-enacted by the Nightmare Ant.

It's the most frustrating thing in the world for me. It's really just a waiting game. (Tuesday) was...

It's the most frustrating thing in the world for me. It's really just a waiting game. (Tuesday) was a big meeting as far as how the lockout goes. Nothing got resolved. It puts me further on the back burner.

In case anyone was wondering what Nick Fazekas thought of the lockout, there's your answer. He's also apparently applying for Hungarian citizenship.

"Donnie caught me at the right time. I had just come back from a really exciting time coaching the...

"Donnie caught me at the right time. I had just come back from a really exciting time coaching the Dominican Republic National team with John Calipari and his staff. We developed a group who had never won a medal in major FIBA event into a quality team and they were able to win the bronze in difficult circumstances. I look forward to helping others who come through our program as players and coaches."

Del Harris, via press release, on why he decided to return to the sidelines as head coach of the Texas Legends. Donnie Nelson has impeccable timing.

There are guys who are kinda not realistic about your game at a D-League level. You can almost just...

There are guys who are kinda not realistic about your game at a D-League level. You can almost just go up to the guy and go, you gotta be kidding, you know? You go ahead and do that, but I'm gonna be honest with you and tell you that there's a time in your life when you gotta make a decision and do something else. A lot of these guys are trying to chase a dream, or maybe just coming out here for fun. It's like American Idol, you know? And I'm thinking, you're delusional.

The above quote is from Erie BayHawks assistant coach Ben McDonald spouting some knowledge regarding the majority of the players that show up at D-League open tryouts (via Deadspin).
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