It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to
So for every
Here, then, are the picks for the most fascinating teams, players and entities besides Jeff Hornacek (our coach of the year),
Most likely to spend the rest of the season going four on five: the
This is a team more undermanned than a
Things got truly bizarre last week when a spate of injuries combined with two centers fouling out left the team with only four available players against Cleveland. Thankfully, officials invoked an obscure rule that allowed
Hey, whatever works. The Lakers went on to post their first victory in more than two weeks.
Most tank-tastic team:
Fortunately, the Bucks picked a good time to go from middling to appalling based on the potential of the top few projected picks in this year's draft.
Most entertaining fake
The phony incarnation of
"Very soon Jason Kid [sic] may have chose 'more time for spend with family,' " read one tweet.
"Injury for Brooke [sic] [Lopez] is devastate, but he can be replace," read another. "Bring me this Other Lopez."
Most entertaining real Twitter account: @Hoya2aPacer.
"Has there ever been an African American, Asian or minority as the 'Bachelor' or 'Bachelorette'? " Hibbert tweeted. "I know everyone has pondered this ? B4."
Most likely to keep New York tabloid headline writers happy: Tie between the
The Knicks have untied opponents' shoelaces, taken three-pointers when all they had to do was run out the clock and stashed timeouts in the final seconds of a game instead of advancing the ball to midcourt and setting up a play.
The Nets have a largely absentee owner, a vastly underperforming roster with the league's highest payroll and a coach who asked a player to bump into him late in a game so he could spill a drink, buying a few extra seconds to give out instructions.
Yep, they're equally awful.
Most disappointing team:
Everything seemed so promising this summer. The Cavaliers brought back Coach
Flop. Flop. Flops.
Someone recently superimposed a cutout of rookie
Most hubbub about someone averaging 4.4 points per game: Omer Asik.
He was unhappy the
And here we thought
Most likely to trigger a national referendum on race relations: Matt Barnes.
After his ejection during a game in November, the Clippers forward sent out a tweet that included the N-word. Barnes later said the media would have to get used to the word because it's commonly used by younger people and the hip-hop community.
Of course, as some have pointed out, that doesn't make it right.
Most likely to drive the analytics nerds statty:
Most likely to have a 1980s
What was GQ thinking listing the Lakers swingman as the 19th most stylish athlete of 2013?
"There's a reason Nick Young's alias is 'Swaggy P' — the guy loves to stunt," read the blurb accompanying a picture of Young in a get-up that looks straight out of
"How does he manage to pull it off? The Lakers guard knows how to rein it in. Wearing statement pieces is all about balancing them out with quieter items, a trick Young's got down pat."
We prefer to call his look halt couture.