Gilbert and the Wizznutzz Hit the Wall Street Journal
David Roth has a story about Gilbert in today's Wall Street Journal Online. So Gil hit Time and the WSJ in the same day. Dude's keeping me here way too late on a Friday. Anyhow, I don't have the subscription-free link. Here's the basic point:
"Even though he's an All-Star in the middle of a career season, his rapidly rising profile has less to do with his on-court brilliance than his off-court appeal....Mr. Arenas, besides being voted an NBA All-Star starter for the first time...has become the unofficial favorite player of the hoops blogosphere. It's not even close, in fact."
Then Gil is compared to the "recognizably human hoops superstars of the '70s and '80s," and Lang Whitaker and the Wizznutzz and "the Washington Post's popular (!) D.C. Sports Bog" are name-checked. Also, Roth argues that "Hibachi" can be used equally well as noun, adjective and verb, which I'm fine with.
I'm impressed that the Wizznutzz have now made the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington City Paper within about two months, but I guess I won't be truly blown away until they land in Le Monde.
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