Kawakami has emailed me out of the blue with the news that I am once again allowed to post on his blog, and with the explanation that I was blocked by the spam filter for including a link in my post. For reasons of etiquette, I have chosen not to publish his email to me, nor my response.
I find his explanation somewhat curious, as I had no problem initially posting with a link some days ago, and was able to post again for some time after that with no problem. I have no way of knowing the truth about this, but I will accept him at his word.
What I am certain of is that my rapid reinstatement had something to do with the reaction of several posters on his blog to the news of my banishment. Many of them know me as a frequent poster on Adam Lauridsen’s blog. Thanks for the support guys!
Two of my posts that were previously blocked (one a simple test to see whether I was still blocked) are now appearing on his Monta Ellis piece, but the initial post this morning that related his Ellis piece to the modus operandi I identified and wrote about here on my blog has apparently been deleted.
So I will spell out here what I was not allowed to spell out on TK’s blog: It is obvious to me that the “unnamed sources” of TK’s story are people close to Monta Ellis, namely his reps. It is obvious to me that these reps are actively engaged in positioning Monta in the public eye: Monta is not the bad guy. Don Nelson and Robert Rowell and Larry Riley are the bad guy. And it is obvious to me that TK is knowingly and cynically allowing himself to be used in this way by Monta’s reps in order to peddle newspapers and gain eyeballs.