Get your Orville Redenbacher's ready -- we may have an old-fashioned Internet slapfight on our hands. This morning, Grantland basketball scribe Zach Lowe dropped the first post of a two-part article ranking NBA team names. When the Washington Wizards came in at no. 19 -- "It was a shaky choice for a franchise with so many patriotic and political choices at its fingertips" -- team owner Ted Leonsis took umbrage, writing on his personal blog:
And "Grantland" is better? The Sports Guy?" … The pot calling the kettle black. Just saying.
Lowe responded swiftly:
@TedLeonsis I'm not "The Sports Guy," FYI. And Wizards at No. 19 is pretty good -- even according to your fans!No word yet from Mikhail Prokhorov about the Brooklyn Nets earning the No. 30 spot on Lowe's list. No word expected, either. Some things can't be defended.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) August 20, 2013