Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: AAU Hype
Not even LeBron James could get in to see LaMelo Ball and Zion Williamson last night.https://t.co/YTMN11ubIy— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) July 27, 2017
I’m not really a fan of how big the AAU circuit has been the past decade in terms of media coverage and the business it leads to. Last night’s AAU match against the youngest Ball child and one of the top-3 recruits of the 2018 class was an absolute madhouse in a Las Vegas gym. What do we think of AAU games grabbing national headlines?
Today’s (off)topic: Pet Nicknames
I always love hearing the evolution of how pets get their weird nicknames. My cat, Buck, was originally named Buckley from Milwaukee Animal Control, so that’s a pretty easy evolution for a name. When he’s being a butthead I call him Suckley. My favorite name evolution is an ex-girlfriend’s cat that went Charlie -> Chuck -> Chubby -> Chubs. Chubs is always a good pet name. What have your pets’ names evolved to?
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