Understanding basketball through literary quotes. Or something like that.

Maintained by Evan Dunlap of the Orlando Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

Inspired by Slaugherhouse 90210, which does the same thing, only with television.

1st March 2014

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His life was made an agony by the number of fine scalpels that he felt to be incessantly engaged in dissecting his dignity.

- Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

In honor of the Sixers’ retiring Allen Iverson’s jersey on Saturday, here’s one of our all-time favorite posts.

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His life was made an agony by the number of fine scalpels that he felt to be incessantly engaged in dissecting his dignity.

- Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

In honor of the Sixers’ retiring Allen Iverson’s jersey on Saturday, here’s one of our all-time favorite posts.

25th February 2014

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It hits you more insistently. A restlessness. A virus of discontent.- Lorrie Moore, “How”

It hits you more insistently. A restlessness. A virus of discontent.

- Lorrie Moore, “How”

Tagged: LitBasketballLorrie MooreCarmelo AnthonyNew York Knicks

18th October 2013

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He spoke—they obeyed: strength always has an influence of its own.- Ivan Turgenev, “The Singers,” from A Sportsman’s Sketches
He spoke—they obeyed: strength always has an influence of its own.

- Ivan Turgenev, “The Singers,” from A Sportsman’s Sketches

Tagged: Gregg PopovichSan Antonio SpursIvan TurgenevLitBasketball

28th June 2013

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"Can’t repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can"

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Tagged: LitBasketballDavid SternHakeem OlajuwonHouston RocketsF. Scott Fitzgerald

7th June 2013

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"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful."- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

"Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful."

- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Tagged: LitBasketballTony ParkerLeBron JamesMary ShelleySan Antonio SpursMiami Heat

15th May 2013

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If he had any inclination toward appearing majestic or graceful, he kept it to himself.- Sloane Crosley, “An Abbreviated Catalog of Tongues,” from How Did You Get This Number

If he had any inclination toward appearing majestic or graceful, he kept it to himself.

- Sloane Crosley, “An Abbreviated Catalog of Tongues,” from How Did You Get This Number

Tagged: LitBasketballAaron GrayToronto RaptorsSloane Crosley

14th May 2013

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We like each other and are happy when we meet, but we have gone our own ways.- Roger Ebert, Life Itself: A Memoir

We like each other and are happy when we meet, but we have gone our own ways.

- Roger Ebert, Life Itself: A Memoir

Tagged: LitBasketballKevin DurantJames HardenOklahoma City ThunderHouston RocketsRoger Ebert

13th May 2013

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“Hell, there was no way to get away from that brute! All you could do was keep moving and hope he wouldn’t get hold of you.”- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

“Hell, there was no way to get away from that brute! All you could do was keep moving and hope he wouldn’t get hold of you.”

- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72

Tagged: LitBasketballRoy HibbertCarmelo AnthonyIndiana PacersNew York KnicksHunter S. Thompson

12th May 2013

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The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.- Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

- Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Tagged: Jason CollinsLitBasketballPaulo Coelho

7th May 2013

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I want you to be weary with meof all that is already well done,of all that ages us.Of all that lies in waitto wear out other people.Let us be weary of what killsand of what doesn’t want to die.

Pablo Neruda, “A certain weariness”

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I want you to be weary with me
of all that is already well done,
of all that ages us.

Of all that lies in wait
to wear out other people.

Let us be weary of what kills
and of what doesn’t want to die.

Pablo Neruda, “A certain weariness”

Tagged: BasketballLitBoston CelticsPablo NerudaKevin GarnettPaul Pierce