This NBA season has been quite the intense trip ... games almost every night, a bunch of different events, trades, and new items that all seem intent on topping the previous entry for ridiculousness and scope, it's been, well, exhausting. And sadly, along the way, there have been casualties. You may have noticed a distinct lack of "whilst"s in your life of late, and that is because we have sadly lost our favorite Australian teenager, Saurav A. Das, to the apparently brutal academic schedule of your typical Australian undergraduate student. We thank him profusely for his dedicated service (and 3 AM game watching) and wish him the best of luck.
With that sad announcement comes a whole bunch of good ones, because Silver Screen and Roll has some new blood, and we are extremely blessed to be able to bring on not one new writer, but THREE of them. And the best part is, these guys are all ringers. They've all been in the game in one form or another for a long time, and Silver Screen and Roll is lucky and proud to have them ply their trade within our humble confines. Introductions abound after the jump.
- First off, please welcome Mr. Robert Karpeles. There's no two bones about it, Rob is a straight pro. He's been an assistant editor for AOL Fanhouse, has interned for 710 ESPN and SI, and has been a Lakers fan since birth. Follow him on twitter (@ramblingrob)
- Next up, Mr. Mark Travis. Mark has his own network of sports blogs, and you may have read his work previously at butthegameison.com
- Finally, welcome TheGreatMambino. You can find his previous authorial stylings here, including this post which Bill Simmons decided to randomly throw in to one of his recent mailbags regarding the precocious Andrew Bynum.
These are some talented dudes, and we are extremely lucky to have them for the stretch run of the playoffs and beyond. Like bringing Daryl Strawberry onto your company softball team, Silver Screen and Roll will be able to reach new heights with these fine gents in the lineup.