Jared Dubin

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Hi. I'm Jared Dubin. Of course, you almost definitely know this already. You probably came across this link on Twitter. But still. This is an "about you" section so I have to tell you some stuff about myself, and that presumably includes my name.

I've been covering the NBA since 2010, during which time I've written for outlets such as CBS, ESPN, Grantland, Sports Illustrated, Five Thirty Eight, Bleacher Report, VICE Sports, The Ringer, Slate, GQ, Dime, The Step Back, and Hardwood Paroxysm, among others. If the site exists or used to exist, I have probably written at least a few basketball-related words for it. I've probably been on some of your favorite podcasts, too. And I'll be writing and podcasting throughout this season, as usual.

But none of that is why you're here. You're here to learn more about what I have in store for  Last Night, In Basketball this season, which will somehow be my 10th year covering the NBA in some capacity.

Like last year, there will of course be a video breakdown component to LNIB. (Disclosure: I'm hoping to have a new video-editing program before the end of the (calendar) year; the series will begin to look even spiffier once that happens.) But in addition to the video you're likely already familiar with, there's also a written component of LNIB this season. If you subscribe to this Patreon, you will be able to watch as I work on LNIB: A Basketball Diary throughout the 2019-20 campaign.

What does that mean? It means that every single day throughout the 2019-20 season, I will write 500 words about basketball and post them to this page for subscribers. 

Some days, those 500 words will post in the morning, some in the afternoon and some late at night before I go to sleep; but they will be there, every day, without fail. That includes off-days during the All-Star break. It includes the dead zone between the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. It even includes those dog days of the second round where three series are finished but we're still waiting for Game 6 of Blazers-Jazz or whatever. That's a guarantee of 88,000 words during the regular season, and nearly 30,000 more during the playoffs, depending on whether or not the Knicks end up sweeping their Western Conference opponent in the Finals. And at the end of the year, I'll release all 200-something entries as a collection.

What to expect from the written portion of this series: Some days I might just riff on the first basketball-related subject I think about when I wake up in the morning. Some days I might just lay down some thoughts on something I noticed in a game the night before. I might answer a question somebody asked me on Twitter or discuss something I heard on a podcast. I might take the seed of an idea that doesn't feel like a fully fleshed-out piece I can pitch to one of the many sites I write for, and just get that down on the page; or I might expand on something that I've written elsewhere and wish I'd dug into in a slightly different way.  

Whatever the subject, it will in some way reflect where things stand during the 2019-20 NBA season on that particular day. The goal is that, by the end of the year, you'll have a running diary of the season and come away with a good handle on both the major, ground-shaking events that shape the league (trades, injuries, big games, controversies) and the quirky nonsense that seemingly only happens in and around the NBA (when teams can’t agree on which Brooks is getting traded or someone resigns in disgrace before their team’s regular-season finale).

So, what am I asking for from you? Just a little bit of support. The NBA season lasts nine months: October-June. The written component of LNIB will eventually include somewhere between 110,000 and 120,000 words, which would make it approximately 1.5 times the length of your average novel. That's why I'm asking for just $3 per month, or $27 total if you subscribe for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. (Feel free to pledge more than that if you like! I swear I won't mind.) 

Like last year, I'll also provide access to my game notes on the days where LNIB videos are released. That will once again cost $5 per month, which is just an additional $2 per month beyond what I'm asking for LNIB: A Basketball Diary. Those who contribute $7 per month or more will get access to both LNIB: A Basketball Diary and game notes, and also have the ability to suggest specific games or plays for Last Night, In Basketball videos.

During the 2019-20 season, videos will be released on the following schedule:

  • Opening Night --> ASG: Wednesday, Friday, and after notable events
  • ASG --> Playoffs: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and after notable events
  • Playoffs: Every game night 

Last Night, In Basketball videos (example below) will once again be available for free on Twitter and YouTube; but if you enjoy the series and want to see more, I'd greatly appreciate any contribution you'd provide.
Thanks in advance for your support!

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