Bill Simmons has done it again.
He’s put himself in that realm of esoteric pop-culture thinkers like Chuck Klosterman (who has one of my favorite articles ever about which rock bands are accurately rated- according to Chuck, Van Halen’s “…And the Cradle Will Rock” is the single most average song in rock history. Not overrated. Not underrated. Exceptionally average.) with this great little piece in which he hands out “Almost Famous” quotes as NBA post-season awards. Part 2 here.
Goddamn, I wish I didn’t love the NBA the way I do. It makes my soul ache, like an exposed dental nerve.
“You’ll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle.”
— Lester Bangs in Almost Famous