Here's a little something to whet the appetite for Game 2 of the Celtics and Lakers tonight ... the sight of Kurt Rambis' Bermuda shorts really makes one wonder why NBA commissioner David Stern waited until 2005 to institute a dress code.
Chuck Klosterman's been kind of ubiquitous during these NBA Finals since he wrote that famous essay about Celtic People and Laker People. You have to love his take on U.S. national politics vis-a-vis the NBA, "Kobe would vote for whoever was ahead in the polls ... I have to assume Barack Obama does not have to worry very much about dominating the NBA vote. If 80 percent of southern Ohio was composed of professional basketball players, we would be out of Iraq by 2010."
He doesn't need the advertisement, but Klosterman's first full-length work of fiction, Downtown Owl: A Novel, is being published in the fall. It's already available on Amazon.