With apologies to People magazine (and the lead to this 2007 column), I thought I'd bang out a "25 Most Intriguing People of the 2012 NBA Playoffs" column. That's right, I'm ripping off ideas I've already ripped off. Before you make the obligatory Dwight Howard joke, just know that Dwight would have stopped typing after 800 words and tried to get someone fired, then changed his mind. I kept going for 5,600 words, mainly because I can't fire myself.
And for the record, the "8" key and the "u" key on my laptop stopped working about halfway through this column — I had to pound them like a judge pounding a gavel to get them to spell. It's the writer's equivalent of playing with Joel Anthony and Ronny Turiaf. I gutted through it. We'll see if LeBron can do the same. Anyway, here we go.