By Sam Rubenstein

Raja Bell is blogging his a$$ off. Or at least he’s telling his story to ESPN’s Sam Alipour. This is kind of like Paul Shirley’s column, but written by an actual NBA player. (I kid Paul. Please don’t mope and make self-depreciating overly self-critical remarks.) The ante is upped for online player diaries. I’m working on one for our website, and now I know I have to get this guy to talk for 20 minutes longer. Damn you Alipour!