Thursday, August 21, 2008

Coming to America

For anyone who has been following the story, this is a happy conclusion to a peculiar -- potentially racist? -- quirk in the NBA's hiring policy. I'm happy for Hamed "Who's your Daddy" Ehadadi, from the first time I saw this unusually dark Persian block shots and score inside around the basket back in those halcyon days of the Rocky Mountain Review. He was far from the most talented player on that Iranian squad -- but his height, length and quickness were hard to deny. (As Kosta Koufos and Kyrylo Fesenko found out)

Everyone and their mother has already blogged about this, and even some of the big media outlets have mentioned it as well -- so there's not much to say. So let's just all enjoy the potential for a quick, skilled bigman to join some team and spread the Global love that basketball has earned since Barcelona. My take is like he's a taller version of Marcus Camby, but a polar opposite, adequate on defense, but very offense-savvy.

Who's your Ehdadi?


Now check out, among other things,
his buzzer beater from beyond half court!