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Portland Trail Blazers Bloggers: The Search for Sheed

July 31st, 2010
It has come to this. Bustabucket celebrity and noted shakedown enthusiast Sheed has gone underground, and nobody seems to know why. Perhaps his reclusiveness is the inevitable result of overexposure. We see it with actors all the time, being too famous for too long is hard on one’s mental health. Is Sheed ...

T-Mac, Lithuania, and Arvydas Sabonis

July 28th, 2010
T-Mac—the famous Bustabucket commentor, not the obscure basketball player—checks in with a story about international unity and Arvydas Sabonis. T-Mac is in Europe, where I assume he is attempting to track down elusive Bustabucket legend Sheed: I'm at a debate camp in Holland, and we had a culture night yesterday for ...

Link Tachos: Coup gone, CHOBB, Old Assistant Coaches, etc.

July 26th, 2010
Coup is leaving Rip City Project to go work for the Miami Heat. It is so cliche for talented people to do that these days. Coup has also publicly acknowledged his debt to Bustabucket for the first time. Somebody is starting to feel the pressure (Rip City Project ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Chris Paul Is Just That Good

July 25th, 2010
Sometimes when a group of people get excited about something they follow up analysis with more and more analysis. This path is problematic when the answer is simple. Eventually, the group can arrive at final thoughts that are not optimal. We've all been in those meetings. In the case of the ...

Summer League Analysis

July 18th, 2010
I'm back from summer league with a full supply of insightful basketball observations that will change they way you read words and think thoughts (and possibly breathe air, but I don't want to oversell). It was totally worth maxing-out the BustaBucket corporate account, regardless of what Sheed (or Matt) may think.   The ...

Your 2010 NBA Free Agency Thread

June 27th, 2010
I want to start talking NBA free agency, so I can stop thinking about Kevin Pritchard for a moment. As ESPN kindly reminds us every 5-10 minutes, it is rare for this many quality players to be on the market at the same time. That means a whole lot of ...

Portland GM Kevin Pritchard Fired for Being Too Awesome

June 24th, 2010
On the day of the NBA draft, it became official : General Manager Kevin Pritchard has been fired by the Portland Trailblazers. Now, in a post where I should be coming up with some parting thoughts on Martell Webster, discussing the potential of Luke Babbitt, and making jokes about Ryan Gomes (in ...

2010 NBA Finals: Dear Diary, I Cheered for the Los Angeles Lakers

June 19th, 2010
Let me admit something to you: I cheered for the Lakers to win the Finals. It started during Game Two of the series when Boston walked into the Staples Center and slapped the home team around. That was the night Ray Allen made eight three-pointers, Rajon Rondo had a triple ...

Blazers Barbarically Hunt for Heads to Replace Kevin Pritchard (Reportedly)

June 5th, 2010
Adrian Wojaksd;ljfaf;j;asf of Yahoo! Sports!!!!!1! is reporting that the Blazers have hired a headhunting firm to search for Kevin Pritchard's replacement . Considering this breaking news, Blazersedge has a poll asking what you would do if you were KP. Here is my answer: 1) Play this video 2) Stare into mirror 3) Remember that ...

NBA Humans Larger, Less Fat Than Non-NBA Humans

May 23rd, 2010
As draft nerds are well aware, NBA Draft Combine measurements have started coming in . Measurements and combine results are a small slice of the overall delicious cherry pie that makes a successful NBA player, so don't often mean much in and of themselves. But going over results is still ...