Category Archives: Monday Media

Increased Transparency Has Revealed that Awards Voting is More Broken Than We Thought

The most fun sideshow of the playoffs is awards season, where seemingly every day a new award winner is announced. Nothing will top Dirk Nowitzki accepting the MVP trophy while his Mavericks were getting bludgeoned by the eight seed Warriors … Continue reading

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Why Does the NBA Execute a Broadcast Strategy that Harms the League?

Here in Washington D.C., the professional basketball team is heading back to the playoffs for the first time in six years. Their squad consists of youngsters brimming with potential and steely defensive veterans. It is led by a budding star … Continue reading

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Why is NPR’s Sports Coverage so Bad?

Like many new projects, when The Diss began there was no clear identity. Hell, I thought we were doing a Basketbawful thing, so I wrote under a pseudonym for the first year. The biggest influence on both Jacob and my … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant Sheds his Skin

As the youngest of three brothers, there was a decent amount of fighting with my siblings growing up. Probably not any more than you would expect from three boys, but still. In many ways my oldest brother is your stereotypical … Continue reading

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Basketball Blogging Networks are a Flat Circle

The dominant trend in the last six years of internet basketball writing has been the rise of blog networks. Nearly every single basketball blog you read either belongs to a larger network or is owned by a larger sports media … Continue reading

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Why Terrence Ross is One of My Favorite NBA Players

It is 2014, and our relationships with athletes are different than they were twenty, ten or even five years ago. Or so we continually hear.┬áThe dominant narrative is that we are closer to them because of a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

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How I Came to Own Nine Stromile Swift Jerseys

When I was four, or maybe five, I spent an unforgettable day with my paternal grandmother. Nanny had a couple large jars filled with coins, some of which were very old. Though this was not so much a coin collection … Continue reading

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