Roll up! Roll up to the Carnival of the NBA...
Don't be afraid, boys and girls.
How about a magic trick? I'll make this pencil disappear....
This Carnival is a nod to my fellow countryman and remarkable actor, the late Heath Ledger, most recently known as The Joker.
Empty the Bench has been playing a few card tricks lately. They've even found a new super hero: the Ripmaster.
Of course, if you want to perform some tricks of your own when the next Fantasy Basketball season rolls around, you better get yourself over to Give Me The Rock. They warn of the follies of youth -- that's right boys and girls.
But just remember, whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you... stranger.
Every good super hero, from Batman to Superman, has had his links to politics. LeBron James is no different, so it seems. But is he the only one with political links?
Every Batman needs a Robin. Will LBJ be getting another sidekick in Cleveland with the arrival of Zach Randolph?
Super heroes need uniforms. They also need to make sure that those uniforms remain up to date with the latest in technology. That's why the Timberwolves got Alfred to work on a new model.
In the world of Gotham there are numerous shady characters. Carolyn at And One found one of them undercover as a sports writer. The art of disguise is important.
I guess that undercover sports writers would reveal pieces of information that otherwise wouldn't come to light. Pieces of information such as the scripts for the forthcoming Gilbert Arenas Reality TV Show, for example.
See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like dynamite...and gunpowder...and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They're cheap!
Soon, NBA fans may have have their tastes satisfied, with streaming NBA TV coming at them.
The villains always want to take down a super hero. Becoming a target makes it so much harder to do your job. The Boston Celtics are those super heroes that have made themselves a target as of next season -- what do they have to do to repeat as NBA champions?
The Celtics are not the only heroes in the basketball world at the moment. Team USA proved their super powers at the Olympics this week, taking out gold in both the men's and women's events. 20 Second Timeout took a look at 5 key observations about these American heroes.
Meanwhile, John Rillie examined the Olympics basketball aftermath in general.
Not everyone can fly though. As WHB points out, some people need trampolines to fly.
Why so serious?? Let's put a smile on that face!
There are always new super heroes coming onto the scene, but it's important not to lose sight of our past. Ballerblogger remembers the ultimate heroes, the Dream Team and their historic Gold Medal in 1992.
Meanwhile, Green Bandwagon remembers former Celtic point guard, Sherman Douglas.
Thanks for stopping by the Carnival. Before you go, tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Update: It has come to our attention that an urgent roundtable of super-bloggers has been called to solve the rife problems of crime in smaller NBA markets.
If bloggers reading want to get involved with the Carnival of the NBA, join the group at Ballhype. You can also get information on upcoming (and past) editions of the carnival at blogcarnival.com.
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