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Max Hall and the Ewing Theory

Another terrific observation from heyjoe! in the FanPosts...

I was reading an excerpt from Bill Simmons book on ESPN.com. The book is titled, The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy. Scroll down to the last paragraph that begins "One last Ewing thought." Simmons shares a theory one of his readers, Dave, developed with him years ago called The Ewing Theory. Basically, it's the phenomenon of a team getting better when their "star" leaves the team for whatever reason. As I was sitting in the stands on Saturday night watching the destruction on our home field at the hands of TCU, I wondered aloud to my brother sitting next to me (my literal brother, not my religious brother), what the team would be like next year with Riley Nelson.

Sometimes a player comes in to low expectations and just "has it" - they have something that just makes things happen. Brandon Doman comes to mind. Well, as I read that excerpt from Bill Simmons' book about the Ewing Theory, I had the unsettling feeling that Max Hall might be an unfortunate candidate for the Ewing Theory. This doesn't doom him to mediocrity forever (see the footnote that has Payton Manning at Tennessee as one of Dave's orginal Ewing Theory candidates). I really like Max Hall. I like his passion. I like his fire. I like his drive to be the best. But I felt a little like a Knicks fan as I read this Simmons piece. Read that excerpt. What do you think?

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