Thanks for checking out my blog! Since you’re reading this, I can assume that:
- you know me personally and are taking pity on me; OR
- you’re obsessed with basketball like me
Either way, I’m glad you’re here.
Why am I doing this?
The primary reason is because I’m madly in love with the game of basketball. They say we only use 10% of our brain power (Michael Beasley uses 11%). Most of my 10% is devoted to basketball. Is this productive, logical or helpful? Not really, but I am who I am.
Given my many thoughts, ideas and observations about the NBA, I figured I may as well starting writing them down for you: my only reader. I previously dabbled in sports blogging at Bleacher Report, but I’ve gone three years without writing and frankly, I miss it. It’s a fun outlet and I learn more through the process of researching topics and getting them on paper (or the screen).
Why ‘Blog Don’t Lie’?
Have you ever tried to come up with a blog name? It’s a maddening process—at least it was for me. Every idea I came up with sounded incredibly corny. I wanted to use some sort of basketball phrase in an attempt to create a smart and funny name. I fully accept the fact that doing so (and thereby following the path of 99% of NBA blogs) is neither particularly witty nor unique, but it feels right.
The homage to Rasheed Wallace also feels right. Sheed will forever hold a spot in my heart and on my list of all-time favorite players. I was a diehard fan of the mid-2000s Detroit Pistons and will never stop claiming that Sheed the basketball player was wildly underrated.
Seriously, he could do everything and he regularly gave the best players the business.
In addition to his on-court talent, Sheed was hands down one of the most entertaining characters in the history of the human species. His primary legacy to the game was popularizing the phrase “Ball Don’t Lie”, which is a glorious part of basketball culture. Watch the clip below. Need I say more?
Anyway, my blog name is an ode to Sheed. Sheed, if you’re reading this…why are you reading this? Surely you have better things to do with your time? But if you ARE reading this, you’re the greatest.
If any of you say anything to the contrary around these parts, I’ll have to make like Area 21 and use the cuss button.