It might not — yet — have the online fanaticism and cachet of baseball, but the NBA and its fans are starting to catch up in the world of team-devoted blogs. To this end, Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom s Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each NBA team. There are fewer than there are for baseball, but they re out there, if you look. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours, even) for selection, just let us know at email@example.com. Today: The Milwaukee Bucks.
We know what you're probably thinking: the Mikwaukee Bucks — Lenny and Squiggy's favorite NBA team. But you'd be wrong, of course. The Bucks were not created until 1968, and as we know from our Laverne and Shirley lore, the main characters in that TV show had left Stotz Brewery and moved to Los Angeles by then. But we love the Bucks, mainly because they're still in Milwaukee. Herb Kohl, who purchased the team in 1985, even decided against selling the team to Michael Jordan in order to keep it in Wisconsin. We think that's very cool. As for their great players — how about Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar), Oscar Robertson, and Julius Erving, the latter who was drafted by the Bucks? For the rest of the story, let's check the blogs.
3. Bucks Diary. Or, perhaps, call it Diary of a Mad Bucks Fan. Wait until you see what he has to say about Charles Barkley.
2. Bucks View. Someone who lives in San Francisco and blogs daily about the Bucks is a person to be admired.
1. Five Point Bucks. "I really really want to write a very long piece on how Michael Redd got shafted for the All-Star game, but I have to think about other things, namely, my making my first ever trip up to Lambeau Field this weekend to watch an outdoor Badgers hockey game." That graph is so great on so many levels.