Hi. I'm Jared Dubin. Of course, you likely already know that. You probably came across this link on Twitter. But on the off chance you got it some other way, I have to tell you some stuff about myself.
So, like I said: Jared Dubin. I've been covering the NBA since 2010, during which time I've written for outlets such as CBS, ESPN, Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, VICE Sports, Sports Illustrated, Slate, GQ, Dime, The Step Back, and Hardwood Paroxysm, among others. If the site exists or used to exist, I have probably written at least a few basketball-related words for it. I've probably been on some of your favorite podcasts, too. And I'll be writing and podcasting throughout the 2020-21 season, as usual.
But none of that is why you're here. You're here to learn more about what I have in store for Last Night, In Basketball this season. The short answer? Business as usual.
The slightly longer answer? Every single day for the entirety of the 2020-21 season, I will write (exactly) 500 words about basketball and post them right here.
Some days, those 500 words will go up in the morning, some in the afternoon and some late at night before I go to sleep; but they will be there, every day, without fail. That includes off-days between the end of the regular season and the playoffs. It includes days when games are canceled due to COVID concerns. It includes the dog days of the second round where three series are finished but we're still waiting for Game 6 of Nuggets-Jazz and James Harden is partying in Vegas.
Some days I might just riff on the first basketball-related subject I think about when I wake up in the morning. Some days I might lay down some thoughts on something I noticed in a game the night before. I might answer a question somebody asked me on Twitter or discuss something I heard on a podcast. I might take the seed of an idea that doesn't feel like a fully fleshed-out piece I can pitch to one of the many sites I write for, and just get that down on the page; or I might expand on something that I've written elsewhere and wish I'd dug into in a slightly different way.
So, what am I asking for from you? Just a little bit of support. This particular NBA season will last just about eight months, spanning from late December to late July. By the end of the season, LNIB will have included somewhere just north of 100,000 words, which would make it approximately 1.5 times the length of your average novel. That's why I'm asking for just $3 per month, or $24 total if you subscribe for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. (I will pause billing in the offseason, as I did this year, while every Monday post will be unlocked so non-subscribers can get the idea.) Feel free to pledge more than that if you like! I swear I won't mind.
You can subscribe by clicking right here. Thanks in advance for your support!