You Will Not Make a Mockery of the NBA Draft

by May 01, 2009

No, sir. Not on David Stern’s watch: “With some prodding from the league, blogger and Ohio State basketball benchwarmer Mark Titus has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft. Titus, a 2006 Brownsburg High School graduate, is the author of ‘Club Trillion: Live views from the end of the bench’ (, which started as a creative outlet and has developed a significant following, recently surpassing 1 million page views. In an April 9 entry, Titus wrote about his tongue-in-cheek decision to enter the draft and forgo his senior season at Ohio State. He included his letter to NBA commissioner David Stern, part of which read, ‘If I get drafted by a team that has No. 34 retired or somebody already wearing it, you should let me be the first player to have a three digit jersey number.’ Turns out, the NBA wasn’t laughing. On Thursday, Titus — who played in two games this season and did not score — wrote that the NBA had demanded he pull his name from the draft ‘or else.'”