Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/4/11
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The NBA Developmental League or D League is exactly what it sounds like. It’s what the “D List” is to celebrities, or what kind of grades you earned if you were a “straight Ds student.” You don’t have Fs for failing grades, but you’re below the  C students- those are the guys playing professionally overseas. The basketball A and B students are obviously in the real NBA; I mean those letters comprise 2/3 of the league’s name acronym (coincidence?). Former Indiana Pacers guard and leader of the greatest Iowa State Cyclones team in college basketball history, Jamaal Tinsley was the 1st overall pick by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA D League draft. If you haven’t heard of the NBDL draft, it’s understandable, I didn’t either until yesterday. Look how much more interesting the D League draft becomes when you have a lockout. Being the #1 pick in the d league is kind of like being the greatest player in Iowa State basketball history; it’s akin to being the least annoying/irritating P
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