Hedgehogs are undeniably cute animals.
Just look at this creature!
(Live specimen not pictured.)
Hedgehogs also tell us something useful about how we discuss basketball and evaluate decisions.
I’m not talking about real hedgehogs, in this case.
I’m referring to basketball hedgehogs, a special breed of person with a taste for the flesh of fallen basketball executives and an allergy to nuance.
Why am I talking about cute hedgehogs and man-eating basketball hedgehogs?
Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie left the organization recently.
While I don’t intend to mount a defense or critique of the Hinkie era, I do want to look at what we can learn from Hinkie’s time in Philadelphia and how people are reacting to it. CONTINUE READING