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PANDEMIC FANTASY LEAGUE: THE BASKETBALL JERSEY DRAFT BACKGROUND & RULES

Hosted, written and dissected by Rick Kang @Kangski_sez. It all started with sneakers. A fantasy draft about sneakers, that is—an idea pilfered from Rotoworld writer Mike Gallagher—one that I instantly knew me and my Sports Chat* homies had to duplicate, especially during a pandemic that’s suspended professional sports and decimated social interaction, along with life, as we know it. The premise: in standard fantasy draft format, you pick b-ball shoes instead of players—albeit without a season, playoffs or any other element of fantasy sports other than the “fantasy” or “draft” parts. Because we all love the game—but we also care deeply about the game within the game: the kicks, the trash talk, the culture, the stories, and of course, “sauce” (on-...

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