After a long summer, we get to see our first glimpses of NBA players out on the court playing for real, as the first preseason games tip-off today. And as always, we’re back with more words to read in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Shaquille O’Neal’s recent move to become a part owner of the Sacramento Kings surprised a lot of people. The big man has been out of the league for a few years now, but has stayed in the public eye with his work on TNT’s Inside the NBA. It should be interesting to see how his involvement with the Kings organization plays out. Over at The Diss, Jacob Greenberg, the site’s founder, brings us an excellent piece about O’Neal and the fascination of all things big.
Casual fans across the league may not have heard about P.J. Tucker of the Phoenix Suns before. Even if you have heard about him, you probably do not know a lot about the 28 year old out of the University of Texas. Over at SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun, Dave King gets you up to speed on the swingman’s game. After this year, Tucker should be more widely known, if only because of his hustle.