On December 20, NBA journeyman Earl Barron was cut by the Portland Trail Blazers. Last Friday, he was signed by the Golden State Warriors. Ball Don't Lie has obtained a copy of a letter to his sister Candace back home in Victorian England. They have communicated before.
Dearest Sister Candace,
It has been a trying time as I try to reclaim our family's lost standing in the Americas. When I left England more than eight years ago to pursue employment in the basketballing arts, I knew that I might undergo all manner of petty embarrassments. This profession is not made for men of our privileged upbringing, but the rough and tumble sort reared on the cobblestone thoroughfares of the land these traitors to the crown call a country.
Nevertheless, I must admit that the quest has brought me to the corners of the world previously encountered only in legend. You may remember that I was briefly employed by the Suns of Phoenix, only to be relieved of my duties along with my fellow nobleman the E...