NBA fans have long desired a basketball blog that centers on quality and substance rather than mediocrity and mass content generation. There are too many sites that offer flighty and unsubstantiated assumptions, demonstrate poor writing style, or lack the necessary historical depth needed to support an educated stance – Chasing 23 is different.
Chasing 23 is a next-generation NBA blog that is targeted toward the intelligent NBA basketball fan. We provide our readers with a community built upon substance, perspective, and facts, as reflected by the 25+ years of NBA experience that each of our writers bring to the table. Rather than generate content that stems from hearsay, assumptions, or regurgitated opinions from the fickle sports media, we strive to produce material that is ingrained in research, thought and perspective. While you may not always agree with our opinions, our commitment is that we will support our takes with established facts and unique perspectives. Moreover, from time to time, we will also work to aggregate articles that represent the best of the NBA so that you can consider our website the go-to destination for quality NBA content. Ultimately, our goal is to represent you, the educated fan, who shares the same passion, insight, and knowledge of the NBA that we do.
About Our Name – Chasing 23
Most of our readers believe that “Chasing 23”, is an homage to Michael Jordan and while we certainly acknowledge Jordan as one of the greatest – if not the Greatest NBA Player of All Time – our name is in reality more of an indictment of today’s NBA . Nearly 8 years after his retirement, Michael Jordan’s legacy still hangs over the NBA like a cloud that cannot be escaped. We are still searching for the next “Greatest of All Time”, and still pining away for the days of yesteryear, when our perfect heroes were immune to the scrutiny of the internet rumors and world wide media exposure found in today’s sports society.
In many ways, we are still chasing after a legacy that has become urban legend – it’s as if Michael Jordan never missed a shot, when the fact is that even Jordan the player can never measure up to Michael Jordan the ICON. As a result players such as Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Dwyane Wade will forever be cast in his shadow, fair or unfair. No matter what they do, they are condemned, since they are either trying too hard to be Jordan, or cultivating their own style that is not Jordan enough. Hence – the reason for our title: it is both a reality, as well as an indictment of the league in general. In a sense, we will always be Chasing 23, even if someone comes along that is in reality better, because of our propensity to hold on to our heroes, myths, and legends.
We recognize that myths and incorrect assumptions exist in the NBA, and are committed to offering the truth as supporting by facts and well deliberated opinions. We hope that you enjoy our site!
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