Years ago, as a teenaged high school student, I first pondered the idea of creating my own NBA website. In 2010, three years after my graduation, I finally made it happen. Since then, I’ve treated this endeavor like a full-time job. I’ve been able to do so thanks in large part to my family, who’ve been so generous as to facilitate my nearly-expense-free existence. This allows me to dedicate 100% of my time during the winter months to NBA basketball. I do work plenty in the summertime, and I was actually punching a clock for a good portion of the first winter, but there’s no way I could’ve attacked this site the way I did for over two years had I been in a position where I had to work 40 or 50 hours a week year round. Though my situation remains essentially the same in the sense that I’m not being forced to quit spending my days writing and get a real job, I’ve decided it’s time for me to make some changes.
For the foreseeable future, I no longer plan to update NBA247365.COM. I apologize to those of you who love and support the site, but please understand what has always driven it — an organic passion for the NBA. I’ve blogged about the NBA because I’ve wanted to blog about the NBA, and that’s why NBA247365.COM has been worthwhile. Unfortunately, the fuel that feeds the fire has begun to run dry, and without it the site will fail to live up to its own standard. I refuse to allow that to happen.
I haven’t lost my passion for the game of basketball. I’ll continue to watch games on TV, and I’ll actually be able to play the sport more than I was before. I’ll still be on Twitter @NBA247OFFICIAL, and I’ll still be StroShow4 on many of the internet’s message boards. The Poster of the Day will continue for the duration of the season, but it’ll take place within the forums of InsideHoops.com. I’ll continue to pay the site’s bills so the archives will survive. Maybe, eventually, I’ll return to blogging in some capacity. However, it’s not like me to do something halfway; I do it or I don’t do it. For the time being, I’ll be doing other things.
More than any other isolated moment, ^this was the one that inspired NBA247365.COM. That dunk was put down on the 18th of January, 2004. Today happens to be the 18th of February, 2013. It’s been real.