2011 brought the world (or, at least, me) two sites that take on sportswriting in a unique enough way to make them a daily read: Bill Simmons’ pop-culture-heavy ESPN.com spinoff Grantland and the “post-punk sportswriting” of The Classical. While I may not love everything these sites put out there, there’s plenty about each that I do love. So, in honor of these two new additions to my daily work-procrastination reading, the beginning of the NBA season, and both sites’ mutual love of basketball, here are some pun-and-reference-laden potential headlines that might appear on either, neither, or both, one for each team in the Association.
(Disclaimer: I know that the @fakegrantland Twitter beat me to the punch on this, but I’d hope that a shared love of bad puns and poking fun might be enough to make them appreciate the homage. Also, if any of these jokes have appeared elsewhere, my apologies; they were probably really obvious bad puns. Anyhoo, take the jump!)