So It Turns Out Writing About The Nets As Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Has Its Advantages

Apologies for the photo quality. I have an iPhone.

So, you may or may not remember that I did the most ridiculous thing I’ve done on this site last week; after a lengthy discussion on Twitter, I wrote up a deep comparison casting different members of the Brooklyn Nets as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was an incredibly important addition to basketball’s analytical canon, particularly so soon after the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

As it turns out, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles found my post somehow, presumably while looking up the hottest Brooklyn Nets news & analysis they could find (I mean, Raphael is spiritually from Brooklyn), and they decided to send me a surprise thank you package, which, by the way, is the greatest gift I’ve ever received:

Apologies for the photo quality. I have an iPhone.

Yes, that’s Joe Johnson as Leonardo and Deron Williams as Raphael. JUST AS I EXPLAINED.

Shout out to Amanda Pecora over at Coyne PR (the firm representing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product line) for sending me this. This is amazing and awesome and I will treasure these forever.