Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hoopism + Bouncex3 Present: NBA Age'isms (Bx3 Special Edition!)

Click HERE to go to Hoopism.com to read article

Previous Comic (Dirk's training methods) - Next Comic (Shaq retires)
If you want to actually read what you're seeing above you've got to go here: HOOPISM.COM
If you're a regular Bx3 reader and don't know Hoopism, get to know it (does such a person exist?). You can thank me later.

If you're coming here from there, and this is your first time here, welcome!

Here's the latest comic before this project. You can also see the full blog archives and some popular posts down below if you'd like to pick and choose.
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Also I'd love email feedback at bouncex3@gmail.com or in the comments below if you
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Work Harder? Work Smarter? Work Weirder! (Bx3 #27)

Previous Comic (Chub's b-ball maths) - Next Comic (+Hoopism Special Edition)
But will it be enough? We'll find out soon enough- the NBA finals are here!

Also watch out later this week for a special Bx3 + ????.com mash-up project...

Twitter follower campaign is still going on too- need about 25 more followers before we draw the winner. (See previous comics for details)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chub's Favorites Subject- Basketball Maths (Bx3 #26)

Well, basketball maths is Chub's favorite subject after lunch at least.

If you don't get it, the "Pujit" reference in the upper left corner is from this previous comic about Russell Westbrook from a couple week's back.

If you have an idea for a basketball maths equation, email it to me a bouncex3@gmail.com or tweet me at @bouncex3. It might make it into a future comic and I'll give you at least 37% credit!

You can thank this week's one panel comic on the fact that I'm currently working on a biggish project with another site (top-secret stuff at the moment - no it's not CakeWrecks). Be on the lookout for that in the coming week!

I'm also still running my twitter campaign: If you follow me before I reach 150 followers you will automatically be entered for a chance to be randomly chosen to appear in a future comic (which you can help decide the content for)- so follow me already! Or don't, it's up to you, but if you aren't an NBA player (with amusing facial hair), and you want to be immortalized forever on the pages of Bx3, it's probably your best shot!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Full Locker Room Access- Miami Heat Edition (Bx3 #25)

On the other hand:
Previous Comic (Chub likes the Lakers' future) - Next Comic (Chub's basketball maths)

Bx3 gets such great locker room access we actually get access to the players' and coaches' thoughts- Then we share them with you. It's an excess of access!

Full-Locker-Room-Access (or FLRA) is something I plan on doing time to time in the future on Bx3. Let me know if you like it- or if you hate it too. As you can see I like to embrace multiple perspectives.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

This Cloud has a Purple and Gold Lining (Bx3 #24)

Previous Comic (Rondo's janky elbow) - Next Comic (Full-Locker-Room-Access Miami Heat edition)

I'm hoping to get a quick Miami Heat comic out in the next few days- stay tuned for that.
Also working on a big (-ish) project at the moment- but I'm going to do my best to keep the regular Bx3 comic's coming.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bent Backwards Into Shape (Bx3 #23)

Previous comic (Russ' shooting selection) - Next comic (Chub's take on the Laker's early exit)

This is the second comic of the week! - check out the other one HERE about Westbrook's shot-selection. (I know I know- no need to send me money- your readership is appreciation enough)

Hat-tip for this comic goes to my twitter-pal @Almost_witty for the inspiration!

...and in the 3rd panel, where it says "gIvernment" instead of "gOvernment", that's not some kind of right wing code word- that's a typo that I just noticed after putting the comic up. I also just noticed that the last bubble says "explainS". Sorry gang, unlike Rondo I guess I'm human, and I was hustling to get this one out in one day. Will fix later today. (...although I kinda like the sound of "that would explains")

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Three Point Line Between Good and Evil (Bx3 #22)

Previous Comic - New Comic (Rondo's elbow!)
I'm not insightful enough about the actual game to provide any additional insight into the 'does Westbrook shoot too much' question. Instead of adding noise to that cacaphony I'll instead add new characters to my comic:

The little red devil dude (that kind of look likes Chub), that's 'Pujit'. He's the worm in player's ears urging them to shoot contested shots with 17 seconds left on the shot-clock, or iso until 3 seconds left til the buzzer. He get's his name from the acronym 'PUJIT', which stands for "Pull Up Jumper In Transition", or "Putting Up Jumpers is Incredibly Therapeutic". (I made that second one up- the first one I saw first at the great Laker's fan blog Forum Blue and Gold. Although I couldn't tell you if that's where it originated.) There are rumors that Pujit works at the direct heed of Sonny Vaccaro, but they are unconfirmed as of now.

The little yellow angel guy (that kind of looks like Lev), that's 'Saint Finding the open man for the Assisti', or just 'Assisti' for short. He's the guiding light that has players drop the ball off for their trailing teammate on the fast-break , or kick it to the spot-up jumper in the corner. He's also the patron saint of those old curmudgeonly guys that think players travel on every play.

Wherever basketball is being played (especially NBA-ball) Pujit and Assisti are there, jostling for position in the metaphorical paint for the the chance to rebound the soul of basketball (or something like that). Maybe sometime in the future, we'll see them again here in the pages of BounceBounceBounce.

...And maybe someday, when the Durant-Westbrook Thunder are crowd surfing the Larry O'Brien and Russ is the finals' MVP people will think it silly they ever doubted him. Wouldn't be surprised if he's got that image in his head right now as he dribbles down the floor.

####Bouncex3 Twitter campaign#### -NOW FINISHED (But follow me for more to come!)

I'm trying to get my twitter follower count up because I'm vain and I want you all to know what I had for lunch. Actually I use it to announce when new comics are getting published, drop some random in-progess-art, comment on the games, and get inspiration and ideas from the great Twitter basketball community.

At the time of publishing this I've got around 90'ish followers. (About half of which are random good looking women that are outgoing and love life and don't seem to ever comment about basketball... i.e. bots)

So I'm running a campaign: whenever I get my 150th follower, I will randomly select one person from my followers and draw them into a comic (only real people-basketball fans eligible). Look at the comic above- I'm really good at it- this is a big prize!

So follow me at @Bouncex3 for your chance to win!