I'm not sure anyone in the world is funnier than Paul Shirley, the former Jazz-Bulls-Suns stiff who is writing for ESPN.com.
Most of his humor is related to his being an actual NBA player. For example, in a recent chat on ESPN.com (Insider only), he answered the following question:
Okay, so even posting that question is ballsy (Shirley moderated the chat himself - he picked what questions to answer). But catch the guy's answer:
Also, in response to a dress code question, Paul writes:
I hate to take food out of a guy's mouth and all, but can we ensure Paul does not get a contract with any team anywhere this season so all he does is write? I'd pitch in a substantial amount to pay his salary - anyone else?
This guy is like Bill Simmons, only he has been outside of Boston and L.A. and he hasn't lost his funny bone yet.
More Paul! More Paul!