Wrote a fun little piece for Deadspin on enjoying the NBA playoffs when your team is on the outside looking in:
Choose the team whose “mature” players are on One Last Job. While you may occasionally weep at the inevitability of old age when their bodies betray them, this only sweetens the opportunities you’ll get to fondly recall the glory of years gone by when these veterans show flashes of their former brilliance. These guys are leaving it all on the court – and they’re leaving a legacy behind for young players on the rise. Taking this emotional route is sure to satiate your appetite for heist movies (except in this case the outcome is actually in question), and you can also count on getting a few opportunities to regale others with stories about these players when they were just young whippersnappers.
Read the whole thing here.
P.S. “Besides, who doesn’t want to see Andray Blatche finally get that elusive ring?”