However, the real surprise was that he took my post and highlighted it on ESPN.com's TrueHoop blog. You can see his write up of my post Western forward All-Star candidates, in a handy chart. When I saw this I had one of those look twice, is this real looks on my face. I read his post about my "pretty chart" and called out my bullet point on LaMarcus Aldridge. Not too surprising considering ESPN's readership my comments section on the post starting blowing up. A few people seemed to miss the *point with the comments.
*The point was that Millsap might not be an All-Star, but he at least should be in the discussion. That's it. I wasn't saying the other players were bad or that even Millsap was definitely better than the others, but that the numbers suggest he should be in consideration for a spot on the All-Star team.
Anyway, in what was probably an amateur move I tried to answer the comments. I feel like if they took the time to write in then I should try and answer their questions and concerns. Most of the comments added something to the discussion (should Aldridge get more credit for being a #1 option? should extra credit be given to Aldridge playing better lately?) and for those comments I really enjoy debating an answer. In the future I probably should let my post speak for itself and try not to get caught up in the comments. Regardless of any mistakes I made (with my post or with my comments on the post) I am very happy with the progress. I think my writing has improved and that if I continue this pace I might be able to add a little of my perspective to Jazz related subjects. That is enough for me to be happy.