Basketball and sports writing fans, this one is for you. Join us just down the street from Green Apple at the Rockit Room at 7 PM on February 24th for a discussion panel with FreeDarko writers Nathaniel Friedman, and Eric Freeman, moderated by author and editor Eli Horowitz.
FreeDarko is a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a staple of basketball fandom on the Internet. The blog formerly had a regular spot on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and is frequently called on by Deadspin.com to provide guest NBA coverage. Friedman, who serves as the site's chief operative as Bethlehem Shoals, has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Deadspin.com, and The Nation.
We'll see you on the 24th for this fun chance to meet the guys, hear them talk (and read) basketball, have a drink and get your books signed.
The history of basketball has always belonged to champions like the Celtics, the Lakers, and the Bulls. Yet the game's history cuts much deeper than that. The bottom line, the record books and retired jerseys, can never fully do justice to this wild, chaotic, and energetic game.
Unlike regimented football or stats-happy baseball, The National Basketball Association is above all else a league of "characters." Over the course of a season, games are, of course, won or lost, but for millions of devoted fans, the final result is almost incidental to the way the league's best players perform on - and off - the court.