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Bethlehem Shoals is the founder of the wildly influential NBA blog FreeDarko and a co-author of FreeDarko's two books. He is a regular contributor to and has also written for Sports Illustrated, Deadspin and AOL FanHouse.

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  • Nihal Advani posted 2662 days ago

    Nihal Advani

    Hey Bethlehem,

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm a huge fan of your work. I find myself on your blog at least 3-4 times a day.

    I stumbled across an article the other day that I thought you might find interesting. Here's the link:

    Anyways, keep up the great work. You'll always have a fan in me!


  • Josh Matt posted 2907 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add?

  • Michael Fitzpatrick posted 3086 days ago

    Michael Fitzpatrick

  • Ivan Noel posted 3206 days ago

    Ivan Noel

    Have you ever played college basketball or professional basketball?? Probably not smh

  • Mark Hennessy posted 3252 days ago

    Mark Hennessy

    Thought your article on why the Derrick Rose Rule is Stupid was the worst read on here at B/R... Must hate the fact Rose rightfully won the MVP

  • Dude, ignore the hate on your latest post about Kidd. I think you were simply saying him winning his ring after 16 amazing years didn't get the attention it deserved. It is arguable that his achievement was overlooked because people were overjoyed that Bron didn't win.

  • Spencer Kier posted 3282 days ago

    Spencer Kier

    Hey man, I'd appreciate it if you took a look at some of my articles. I respect your work and encourage you to keep it up!

  • Matt Jones posted 3301 days ago

    Matt Jones

    Thanks for adding my last article to your quality minutes, I really appreciate it.

  • Malcolm Johnson posted 3334 days ago

    Malcolm Johnson

    Shoals- Big fan of your writing work, both here B/R and from Free Darko. I just launched a new basketball website last month and was wondering if you would be interested in joining our staff as an NBA columnist. If you have any interest or want to hear more information, email me at admin AT swooshnation DOT com. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Nick Hansen posted 3350 days ago

    Nick Hansen

    I'm pumped that you've started writing for B/R. I was a huge fan of Free Darko. Welcome to the community.