Last week, I wrote a post on my new favourite band of the moment, the Golden Hands Before God. In the post, I compared them to UCLA forward Kevin Love, and Black Mountain to Gilbert Arenas. I was quickly corrected by Bryan of Herohill, who suggested that a better comparison for Black Mountain was probably Dirk Nowitzki (a big stats guy, who pretends to have an edge - Dirk's infamous scowl). And while I thought I was being particularly original, apparently I wasn't, since, when I emailed them to get an opinion on my comparisons - they gave me some helpful feedback and sent me the text of their June 2007 post.
Either way, here goes my best shot at picking out some of the best comparisons I can think of, with some sort of explanation where possible. This was the best I could do, but would be interested if there are other suggestions out there....
Kobe Bryant is Kanye West.
Both are hands down the best (shooting gaurd and rap producer) around, get a lot of attention and deservedly so, but they both know how good they are and carry themselves thusly.
Chris Paul is Feist.
It took a little while for people to figure out how good they actually are, and even if they don't/didn't win the prize (NBA Championship/Grammy) at the end of the year - they certainly demonstrated that the attention is well deserved.
Ron Artest is Amy Winehouse.
Because you could hear just about anything about either of them, and you'd believe it was true.
Dikembe Mutumbo is the Besnard Lakes.
They both look a little too old to be doing what they've been doing, but lately, they've been awesome.
Joakim Noah is the Sunparlour Players.
Energy, intensity, and passion. Just getting their grounding, but both will be very successful in their own ways.
And, as always, Chris Bosh is the Toronto Raptor.