Carnival of the NBA #64

» April 27, 2009 12:13 PM | By Brandon Hoffman

First off, thanks to Matt at Blog-a-Bull for giving me the opportunity to host. I’ve long admired the Carnival’s many themes, but since my creativity pales in comparison to previous hosts, I thought it would be best to go old-school and hit you with a good old-fashioned batch of links. So without further adieu, here’s the 64th edition of the Carnival of the NBA:

  • Chris McCosky of The Detroit News made waves in the blogosphere a few weeks ago when he reported that Allen Iverson had been banned from two Detroit area casinos. That report was refuted a few days later when casino spokesmen denied that Iverson had been banned from their establishments. Matt Watson at FanHouse notes the negative impact the incident could have on Iverson’s free agency this summer, and pushes for a retraction.
  • SportsBiz wishes Hall of Famer Dave Bing luck in his campaign to become mayor of Detroit, and includes a video of Bing speaking about his strengths and weaknesses. Bing talks about entrepreneurship and shares some of the lessons he’s learned in business. Interesting stuff.
  • The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings, among others, have been rumored to have interest in CSKA Moscow Coach Ettore Messina. If hired, Messina would become the first foreign-born coach to run an NBA team. Joe Casciaro profiles Messina at The Score.
  • JONES ON THE NBA wants the player’s union to push for more revenue sharing among NBA owners.
  • The Painted Area crunches the numbers and points out that shooting percentages are at an all-time high.
  • Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop Network is producing some of the best basketball writing online. I hope to see more blogs like this from TrueHoop editor Kevin Arnovitz. Arnovitz has a unique way of combining subjective and analytical analysis.
  • Portsmouth Invitational Tournament earlier this month and noticed that Jermaine Taylor, an under-the-radar shooting guard who led the tournament in scoring, shares the same agent as George Hill. Both Hill and Taylor are represented by Michael Whitaker. Hill was a surprise first-round pick last season, prompting Heitner to ask if Whitaker has George Hill 2.0 this year?
  •’s “Eight Second Violation” was one of my favorite reads during the regular season. The TalkHoops crew is busting out some good game recaps during the playoffs as well.

And that’s a wrap. Special thanks to those who sent in submissions. If I missed something, shoot me an email at If readers are interested in getting involved with future editions of the Carnival, join the Carnival of the NBA group at

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  4. Says:

    Nice piece!

  5. Walter Says:

    This looks cool, I’ll for sure host on my blog. Hmm… mabye I should comment that on ball hype. ;0

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