Comic: Gladwell Goes HAM

NBA fans are trying to keep cool, but lockout tolerance levels plummet after reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Grantland post The Nets and NBA Economics.

The best-selling author implores that you look beyond Stern’s milking of the media: that you delve into the brass tacks of NBA owner transactions (specifically the deal between Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov). Utilizing his typical blow-your-mind research tactics, Gladwell paints the picture of a manipulative band of owners. While the revelations come as no particular surprise, it may serve as the tipping point to put Stern’s rhetoric in its place.

In my first ever comic, here’s how I imagine Gladwell breaking it down to Stern in person:

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