BASKETBLOG…I just want to thank Kevin’s LA Lakers for taking Kwame Brown off our hands over the summer. To be perfectly honest, after four years of Kwame’s excellent attitude and dedication, the Wizards probably would have traded him in exchange for a piece of stale bread. So getting Caron Butler in the deal was just icing on the cake.

We would, however, like to give you back Chucky Atkins. We’ve tried him out for four games and we might have been willing to keep him for a bit longer, but then he took that ill-advised and unncessary three-point shot tonight with 23 seconds still left on the shot clock, ruining our undefeated season with a loss to the Clippers and, well, we just can’t excuse that. So what do you say? Take him back? You can even keep Kwame.

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Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.