Basketball Poetry

Michael Shearer
Gaining a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the game
Created 08 Oct 2021
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  • Paul George Needs To Be In The MVP Conversation
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Note: statistics accurate through Tuesday morning, Nov 8, 2021. It’s way too early for an MVP conversation: sample sizes are still small, team success is still unknown, etc. But we’re about to have on...
  • Making Magic Happen
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    The Magic’s Starting Five, Competing One of the most startling things from this season: the Magic’s starting lineup of Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter, and Mo Bamba is actually...
  • What's the Deal with Beal?
    02 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The Washington Wizards (5-2) and the Charlotte Hornets (5-3) are both off to unexpectedly hot starts. The Wizards have done that despite the subpar play of their alpha dog, Bradley Beal, while the Hor...
  • In The Vacuum Of A Star
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    I know we’re all tired of talking about the Ben Simmons / Philadelphia standoff, but it’s had some really interesting effects on the way the team plays, both good and bad. Today we’ll look at how the ...
  • Big Week 1 Storylines
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    Ja Morant Leveled Up It’s only been three games, but it’s impossible not to notice what Ja Morant has done for the Grizzlies. He’s leading the league in scoring at 35 ppg and is shooting an absurd 58%...
  • Game 1 Overreactions
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    After watching most of the first games of the year, I’m ready to make some proclamations that will absolutely stand the test of time. Below are five overreactions to a one-game sample size. Knicks-Cel...
  • Eastern Conference Haikus and Previews
    19 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 4 2
    For the eighth-ish year running, I’ve done my NBA Season Previews in haiku form. I’m sorry. Below are my thoughts on each Eastern Conference team, listed in order of how I expect them to finish the 20...
  • Western Conference Haikus and Previews
    16 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    For the eighth-ish year running, I’ve done my NBA Season Previews in haiku form. I’m sorry. Below are my thoughts on each Western Conference team, listed in order of how I expect them to finish the re...
  • The Best And Worst Shooters Of Today And Yesteryear
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    As we discussed in a previous post, the number of threes shot by the league has been climbing steadily. I wanted to dive a little deeper into how shot distribution has changed since twenty years ago. ...
  • Unreasonable Ideas To Reduce NBA Three-Pointers
    10 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 8 2
    I don’t believe there is a problem with the number of three-pointers in basketball right now. I believe that the game is as beautiful as it has ever been before, and the huge amount of space for drivi...
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