March 24, 2008
As promised, today we start up our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining, BDL Bedlam Tournament. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 64 things that you may or may not love about the NBA and seeded them into four different regions. We're unveiling all 32 first round match-ups over the course of this week, and voting will remain open until Sunday.
Up first, the Kobe Region starring No. 4 seed Stan Van Gundy's wardrobe (a personal favorite) vs. No. 13 seed Andrei Kirilenko's once-a-year "deal." A closer look at the nominees:
No. 4 Stan Van Gundy's wardrobe: Honestly, what look doesn't go with a killer mustache like that? Gray suit with gray turtleneck? Dashing. Black suit with black turtleneck? A classic. Blue suit with white turtleneck? So Miami Vice.
No. 13 Andrei Kirilenko's once-a-year deal: In 2006, Andrei Kirilenko's wife, former Russian songster Masha Lopatova, said that she allowed her husband one free groupie a year to bed. This is awesome for a number of reasons, mainly because it added a fun new twist to pictures like this.
So, who/what makes it through to the second round? What do you love more? Vote or die.