Increased productivity on the basketball court typically calls for increased specialization, though that still doesn't explain Chris Quinn. For a blog celebrating all the Chris Quinns you can handle, check out The Kingsbury Factor.
Started as a Tourney-time email blast for friends, this absurdist blog focuses on NCAA hoops with a quirky obsessiveness that should be familiar in Sonics-less Seattle -- more specifically, it focuses on the "inherently interesting" player subset of three point shooting, short(ish) American/Canadian-born white dudes, because "shooting is a pure practiced skill, like field goal kicking or knife fighting", both of which Sebastian Janikowski pretty much has the market cornered on. Some of the choicest stuff:
On Spokane native Matt Dorr: "Like Bob Ley, and, more regrettably Jeremy Schaap, Matty D lives Outside the Lines knocking down nearly an identical number and percentage of threes as (fellow Kingsbury) Tyrel Reed, though Matt's clearly better at wakeboarding."
On Mustachioed '90s Shooter Richie Farmer: "Farmer's exploits at Kentucky are legendary, but despite the indisputableness of the legendariness, some people do dispute it, as Farmer's career stats are not necessarily the stuff that Once and Future Kings(burys) are made of...In any event, what counts most is that Farmer was a winner, except when his team lost to Duke."
On Race: "If you read that Philip Roth book about the dude who is black and somehow tricks everyone into believing he is Jewish, which somehow starred Anthony Hopkins when it was made into a movie, then you know that race in America is a complicated issue, best tackled by an Englishman wearing a sh*t ton of self-tanner."
TKF's forthcoming plans call for profiles of glamorous white-shooter hairstyles and Caucasian marksmen from movies, including Teen Wolf's "Chubby", whose specialization as the fat dude was admittedly perfect for Grown Up Stillwell in A League Of Their Own.