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In 2000, Eminem released a song called “Stan” about an obsessed fan who writes letters to the rapper and gets increasingly agitated that he’s not getting a response. The song was a huge hit, charting at No. 1 in 12 different countries and going double platinum in the United States.
In the song, Stan is the name of the unhinged supporter and, as a result, “stans” became synonymous with diehard fans who are intensely loyal (sometimes to a fault). Last June, 15 years after Eminem’s song dropped, “stan” was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary and defined as “an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”
If you’ve used social media, there’s a very good chance you’ve come across this word by now. There are self-proclaimed stans who put the term in their user name or bio, wearing the label with pride because it shows their intense fandom
Outside of LeBron James, the biggest player to change teams this summer was Kawhi Leonard – who switched conferences to the Toronto Raptors.
While the Raptors sacrificed DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl in the deal, it’s safe to assume that any time you can add a perennial MVP candidate you have improved your roster. Leonard gives them a road to the championship, especially without James in the Eastern Conference, that they’ve never had before.
We looked at the starting lineup and rotation for Toronto after their wild offseason.
STARTING LINEUP Jonas Valanciunas, Big Man OG Anunoby, Forward Kawhi Leonard, Forward Danny Green, Guard Kyle Lowry, Guard
A little surprised at how dominant one option is in today’s RR poll about the Raptors starting lineup. (I agree, but didn’t expect majority agreement.) pic.twitter.com/4OZp6aYXBp
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) August 14, 2018
Toronto’s new head coach Nick Nurse immediately projects to have one of the best
1. He’s a big fan of ‘MacGyver’.
2. He played AAU ball next to Elton Brand and Ron Artest.
3. He shot 51.6 percent from the field in the 2009 and 2010 NBA Finals.
4. He’s said he tried cocaine for the first time at age 24.
5. He led Team USA in rebounds at the 2010 World Championship, where he won gold.
6. He dated Taraji P. Henson.
7. He shot a career-high 53.0 percent in his final season with the Lakers.
8. He has a brand of marijuana products called Rich Soil.
9. He played one Euroleague game with Spain’s Baskonia and went scoreless in six minutes.
10. He was a member of the New York Knicks for two months, but never played for them.
The San Antonio Spurs acquired Jakob Poeltl from the Toronto Raptors this offseason, and NBA legend Charles Barkley has high praise for the 22-year-old big man.
New #Spurs F/CJakob Poeltl on Charles Barkley saying he’s one of the most underrated big men in the, who is looking forward to learning from among SA big men… and first convo with Tim Duncan #NBA pic.twitter.com/tn2eERImRl
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) August 16, 2018
Barkley described Poeltl as a really great player off the bench and one of the most underrated players in the league. No player who appeared in more than half of last season’s games had a better effective field goal percentage than Poeltl. Yet the 22-year-old played every single game last season and managed a 66.0 effective field goal percentage.
Poeltl was above average when cutting to the basket, on offensive putbacks, as the roll man in the pick-and-roll, and