By AJ Salah

Growing up in the basketball-crazed city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, AJ Salah fell in love with the NBA at a young age by way of the Dream Shake and the Lister Blister, dreaming of one day having his own posters and shoe commercials. Long after his knees and general lack of athleticism shattered those dreams, he remains a full-time hoops junkie and part-time freelance writer who cheers for the good of the game above any team. You can catch his roundball rantings at http://basketballbanter.blogspot.ca and follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BBall_Banter) for NBA coverage that pulls fewer punches than Oliver Miller at a BBQ.