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May 01, 2020.

The NBA Is Considered A Progressive League. But Its Hardline Stance On Pot Shows It's Not Perfect

The NBA Is Considered A Progressive League. But Its Hardline Stance On Pot Shows It's Not Perfect

Adam Silver was about to finish his third month as NBA commissioner when Donald Sterling’s racist tirade leaked to TMZ.

Silver acted swiftly. He listened to the taped calls, opened an investigation and fined Sterling before banning him for life from the NBA — all in a matter of days.

“The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful,” said Silver announcing the sanctions in...

Apr 29, 2020.

The Lakers Are Worth Over $3 Billion. Why Did They Get A 'Small Business' Bailout? And Why Did They Even Apply?

The Lakers Are Worth Over $3 Billion. Why Did They Get A 'Small Business' Bailout? And Why Did They Even Apply?

Dollars and sense.

Money management is always a hot topic, but right now it’s a raging inferno. With the economy in the can, at least 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment since March 14 due to the coronavirus. And over the last few weeks, we’ve been able to witness how some sports entities are handling things on the financial front.

On Monday, we learned that the Los Angeles Lakers...

Apr 22, 2020.

Draymond Green Is Right About Kevin Durant. But He's Also Dead Wrong

Draymond Green Is Right About Kevin Durant. But He's Also Dead Wrong

Draymond Green is right.

Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors locker room should have acknowledged the “elephant in the room” when it came to Durant’s impending free agency following the 2018-19 NBA season.

But that doesn’t mean Durant owed any of them a decision before he was ready.

In an interview with Uninterrupted that was published Monday on YouTube,...

Apr 20, 2020.

Sunday Night Reminded Us That Jerry Krause Destroyed The Jordan Era Chicago Bulls

Sunday Night Reminded Us That Jerry Krause Destroyed The Jordan Era Chicago Bulls

Nothing lasts forever, but it doesn’t mean that you have to voluntarily screw it up.

In the first installment of the much-anticipated documentary The Last Dance that chronicles Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls, we get a full view of how former general manager Jerry Krause built, and destroyed, the greatest team of all time.

It’s as if Krause never read the book of Proverbs,...

Apr 19, 2020.

Kobe Bryant's Legacy Lived On In An Unexpected Way At The WNBA Draft

Kobe Bryant's Legacy Lived On In An Unexpected Way At The WNBA Draft

If Friday night was any indication, Kobe Bryant’s legacy of supporting the women’s game is being carried on by the current and former NBA stars he left behind.

During the 2020 WNBA — where Bryant’s late daughter, Gianna, was selected as an honorary pick to kick off the draft — a slew of NBA players were active on social media congratulating and cheering on their newly drafted counterparts.

Apr 18, 2020.

With Stage All To Itself, WNBA Has To Make Most Of This Moment

With Stage All To Itself, WNBA Has To Make Most Of This Moment

The WNBA has a prime opportunity tonight.

Amidst a global pandemic that has brought nearly every sports league to a screeching halt, the WNBA will conduct their virtual draft live on ESPN tonight at 7 p.m. ET when Oregon’s sensational Sabrina Ionescu is expected to be the first player taken by the New York Liberty..

For a league that has been actively searching for ways to expand its...

Apr 17, 2020.

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd Choosing The G League Won’t Change College Basketball

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd Choosing The G League Won’t Change College Basketball

Let’s all take a deep breath.

Because despite what you think, Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd’s decision to become the latest top-basketball prospects to pass on college basketball doesn’t mean that the sport is headed towards a cataclysmic shift.

In case you forgot, college basketball has survived a global pandemic that canceled the NCAA tournament and an FBI investigation all in the last few...

Apr 15, 2020.

Forget What Politicians Are Saying: Fans, League PR Officials Are Worried About Returning Too Soon

Forget What Politicians Are Saying: Fans, League PR Officials Are Worried About Returning Too Soon

Sporting a LeBron James jersey as you truck up three to four flights of escalators at Staples Center to watch the King and his crew perform — or any sports team, for that matter — will likely not happen any time soon.

In fact, a former NFL team communications person told me that teams’ PR personnel are quietly questioning whether the season will take place at all, and what an NFL game would...

Apr 12, 2020.

Which Sports Logo Is the Best? The Votes Are In

Which Sports Logo Is the Best? The Votes Are In

The Deadspin Tournament of Logos has come to its exciting conclusion, and after ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (

1-40 ,41-80 ,81-123 ), the winner is a team that doesn’t even exist anymore!

Of course, we knew that was going to happen when the championship round pitted two logos against each other that were added to the field as wild...

Apr 10, 2020.

Trolling Has Become a Pandemic Sport

Trolling Has Become a Pandemic Sport

Patience has never been a virtue in sports.

Waiting isn’t something people like to do in this genre, it’s become even more apparent during this “athletic furlough” as people keep falling for the bait. We’re all getting trolled right now, and it’s coming from every angle.

People actually thought Colin Kaepernick had been signed by the New York Jets on Thursday. The troll job was so effective,...

Apr 10, 2020.

If Handshakes & High-Fives Die, What Will Players Do? We Have A Few Ideas

If Handshakes & High-Fives Die, What Will Players Do? We Have A Few Ideas

Eventually, the sports world will get back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, right along with the rest of the world.

What constitutes “normal,” though? It may be different than what we determined before—and in many ways, it should be.

But what does this mean for sports?

If Dr. Anthony Fauci has his way, one of the changes in sports would impact one of hockey’s favorite traditions:...

Apr 09, 2020.

If The NBA Is Going to Televise H-0-R-S-E Games, These Are The Matchups It Needs to Have

If The NBA Is Going to Televise H-0-R-S-E Games, These Are The Matchups It Needs to Have

The last NBA games were held on March 11, which now feels as though it were about 20 years ago. The desperation of sports fans has reached the point that we have even turned to watching marbles race to fill the void.

Luckily, we may have a live basketball event coming to us soon in the form of a remote game of H-O-R-S-E.

Without knowing which players will be participating, for instance,...

Apr 08, 2020.

And Then There Were Two! As a Duo of Defunct Logos Duel For The Title

And Then There Were Two! As a Duo of Defunct Logos Duel For The Title

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (

1-40 ,41-80 ,81-123 ), it only made sense to put them all into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots,...

Apr 05, 2020.

We Have Your Final 4! ... Of Sports logos That Is

We Have Your Final 4! ... Of Sports logos That Is

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (

1-40 ,41-80 ,81-123 ), it only made sense to put them all into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots,...

Apr 03, 2020.

LaMelo Ball Has Become The NCAA's Worst Nightmare

LaMelo Ball Has Become The NCAA's Worst Nightmare

LaMelo Ball is destroying NCAA basketball, one power move at a time.

The 18-year-old global basketball sensation has become a pioneer in player empowerment, and now he is the owner of a professional basketball franchise.

Ball, along with his manager, Jermaine Jackson, said on Thursday that they purchased the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League. It’s the same team that...

Apr 02, 2020.

When Magic Johnson Is Criticizing You On Twitter, You Know You've Screwed Up Something. Badly

When Magic Johnson Is Criticizing You On Twitter, You Know You've Screwed Up Something. Badly

There is nothing on the internet that is more wholesome and less controversial than Magic Johnson’s Twitter feed. Even in this time of pandemic, there’s nothing quite like logging on and seeing tweets from a legend of basketball and humanity like the one he had on Sunday.

“Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, and practice social distancing.”

When it comes to basketball, Magic’s tweets have the...

Apr 01, 2020.

De'Aaron Fox Not Playing In NBA 2K Tournament Makes This Thing Trash

De'Aaron Fox Not Playing In NBA 2K Tournament Makes This Thing Trash

De’Aaron Fox is the NBA’s premier gamer.

There’s no reason he shouldn’t have been the obvious favorite in the NBA’s makeshift “2K” tournament, but inexplicably he’s not even in the 16-player field.

National social-distancing mandates have led the NBA to try to create innovative forms of entertainment for their fans during this break in action. While the 10-day tournament is a resourceful idea,...

Apr 01, 2020.

It's On To The Elite 8 As Our Sports Logo Challenge Marches On

It's On To The Elite 8 As Our Sports Logo Challenge Marches On

After ranking the primary logos of all 123 teams in the four major sports leagues in North America (

1-40 , 41-80 , 81-123 ), it only made sense to put them all into a bracket and have a tournament. So, that’s just what we did.

To fill out the field and get to 128 teams, five wild cards were slotted into the field: the defunct Hartford Whalers, Montreal Expos, Quebec Nordiques, Seattle Pilots,...

Apr 01, 2020.

They Were Great, But Not That Great: The 10 Most Overrated Players In The NBA Since 1990

They Were Great, But Not That Great: The 10 Most Overrated Players In The NBA Since 1990

Let’s clear up a couple of things here before anyone starts calling for the heads of any of the writers who put together this list:

We appreciate that many players on this list hold a special place in the hearts of many fans. We know that many of you will disagree. But you’ll get over it. We also understand that all of these guys are/were among the greatest basketball players on the...
Mar 31, 2020.

Stephon Marbury Is Getting NYC 10 Million Masks, An Act of Generosity That's Far From New Territory For Him

Stephon Marbury Is Getting NYC 10 Million Masks, An Act of Generosity That's Far From New Territory For Him

On March 29, Stephon Marbury announced his plan to provide his hometown of New York City 10 million masks to aid COVID-19 health care providers and first responders.

Speaking on video from China, Marbury, who grew up in Coney Island, Brooklyn, said: “I’ve lost loved ones to this invisible monster. I have a cousin who died yesterday due to the coronavirus. My family is dealing with a very...