Jared Dubin is creating #The500
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I'm Jared Dubin, prolific NBA freelancer. You've likely seen my work at places like Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Grantland, Five Thirty Eight, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report, VICE Sports, The Ringer, Slate, GQ, FanSided, Dime Magazine, and more.

I'm creating this page to tell you about a project I'm calling The 500: A Basketball Diary. What on earth is that? Well, throughout the 2018-19 NBA season, I will be writing 500 words about basketball, every single day, no matter what.

Some days, The 500 will post in the morning, some in the afternoon and some late at night before I go to sleep; but those 500 words will be there, every day. That includes off-days during the All-Star break and the dead zone between the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs, and even those dog days of the second round where three series are finished and we're still waiting for Game 6 of Raptors-Bucks 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 the Warriors sweep through the Finals again. 

The 500 might be a riff on the first basketball-related subject I thought about when I woke up in the morning. It might be about something I noticed in a game the night before. It might be about a question somebody asked me on Twitter or something I heard on a podcast. It might be the seed of an idea I have that doesn't feel like a fully fleshed-out article I can pitch to one of the many sites I write for. It might be expanding on something that I've written elsewhere and wish I'd dug into in a slightly different way. It might be a comment on a piece that someone else wrote and which tingled my brain in a particular way.

Whatever the subject, it will in some way reflect where things stand during the 2018-19 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 (who threw soup at their coach or got caught using burner accounts).

So, what am I asking for from you? Just a little bit of support. The NBA season lasts nine months: October-June. This project 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 2018-19 season. (Feel free to pledge more than that if you like! I swear I won't mind.) If there's enough interest, The 500: A Basketball Diary will be released as a collection at the end of the season. 

Thanks so much for your support. It means the world to me. 
Tiers
Subscriber
$3 or more per month
For subscribers to The 500: A Basketball Diary.
Inner Circle
$10 or more per month
Allows a subscriber to specifically request a topic be covered in The 500 the next day.
I'm Jared Dubin, prolific NBA freelancer. You've likely seen my work at places like Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Grantland, Five Thirty Eight, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report, VICE Sports, The Ringer, Slate, GQ, FanSided, Dime Magazine, and more.

I'm creating this page to tell you about a project I'm calling The 500: A Basketball Diary. What on earth is that? Well, throughout the 2018-19 NBA season, I will be writing 500 words about basketball, every single day, no matter what.

Some days, The 500 will post in the morning, some in the afternoon and some late at night before I go to sleep; but those 500 words will be there, every day. That includes off-days during the All-Star break and the dead zone between the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs, and even those dog days of the second round where three series are finished and we're still waiting for Game 6 of Raptors-Bucks 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 the Warriors sweep through the Finals again. 

The 500 might be a riff on the first basketball-related subject I thought about when I woke up in the morning. It might be about something I noticed in a game the night before. It might be about a question somebody asked me on Twitter or something I heard on a podcast. It might be the seed of an idea I have that doesn't feel like a fully fleshed-out article I can pitch to one of the many sites I write for. It might be expanding on something that I've written elsewhere and wish I'd dug into in a slightly different way. It might be a comment on a piece that someone else wrote and which tingled my brain in a particular way.

Whatever the subject, it will in some way reflect where things stand during the 2018-19 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 (who threw soup at their coach or got caught using burner accounts).

So, what am I asking for from you? Just a little bit of support. The NBA season lasts nine months: October-June. This project 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 2018-19 season. (Feel free to pledge more than that if you like! I swear I won't mind.) If there's enough interest, The 500: A Basketball Diary will be released as a collection at the end of the season. 

Thanks so much for your support. It means the world to me. 

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Tiers
Subscriber
$3 or more per month
For subscribers to The 500: A Basketball Diary.
Inner Circle
$10 or more per month
Allows a subscriber to specifically request a topic be covered in The 500 the next day.