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If you've followed this blog for any length of time over the last two years, you know that I'm a blogger of few words so I'll keep this Muggsy Bogues and sweet.

This is my last day with Ball Don't Lie and Yahoo! Sports. Yes, that's right, I'm leaving arguably the greatest NBA blog ever — see what I just did there? Shameless — to join The Score with The Basketball Jones to kick ass and chew bubble gum.

Leaving BDL has not been an easy decision. In fact, even now, I'm still considering pulling the plug, firing up the ol' RSS reader and compiling a 10-man rotation for you.

But, alas, I'm off. The opportunity The Jones has been presented is significant. Like a freakin' Olympic athlete, we've worked day-in and day-out for four years on the show, with hope that one day the hard work would pay off — literally.

Well, that day has come. And as much as I love this job, sometimes you've got to "follow your dreams" or something or other. It's a daunting move, but I'm excited, and we hope you'll stop by to talk hoops when Tas, JD, Matt and I start shooting shows again next week at The Score.

Before I go, I want to thank Jamie Mottram, Mark Pesavento and Johnny Ludden for giving me the opportunity to do something that I've grown to love over the last few years. Best. Bosses. Ever.

And as for the guys I call my YSB brothers — Dwyer, MJD, Wysh, 'Duk, Jay, et al. — I can't thank you enough for letting my incessant "Rad" references, piss-poor grammar and funny Canadian words with extra u's in 'em sit next to your extraordinary work. Keep up the great work, gents; you know I'll be reading.

Finally, of course, I'd like to thank anyone who ever stopped by Ball Don't Lie to read what I posted. Thank you for commenting and reading and sending in tips and links. Cheers.

Oh, one more thing: You're going to love the "phenomenal" blogger that's taking over here.

OK, that's it. I'll see you all on Twitter (@jeskeets) and/or at The Score/The Jones.

Embrace the day, people.

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