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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Sep 26, 2019. 13 comments

If The NBA's Itching To Investigate Something, It Should Look At The Orlando Magic

If The NBA's Itching To Investigate Something, It Should Look At The Orlando Magic

The NBA has promised to crack down on tampering and salary cap circumvention, rolling out new rules and talking a big game about ramped-up enforcement. So far the league has done really noble work , punishing the Milwaukee Bucks for noting that their own player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, will be offered a lot of money next summer. Maybe there are some heads worthier of sticking on a pike. Tom...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Aug 30, 2019. 10 comments

Which Is Less Impossible: Scoring In An NBA Game, Getting A Hit In An MLB Game, Or Getting A First Down In An NFL Game?

Which Is Less Impossible: Scoring In An NBA Game, Getting A Hit In An MLB Game, Or Getting A First Down In An NFL Game?

As often happens when you work with highly opinionated idiots, the Deadspin staff got into a lengthy argument yesterday over, what else, a Twitter question:

It was stupid, it went on for too long, everybody was wrong, and we had several members of each group hunkering down for the Slack fight to end all Slack fights. In the end, with no unanimous consensus among our writers and editors, Luis...

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Dan McQuade Dan McQuade Aug 22, 2019. 7 comments

Larry Bird Complains After Artist’s Mural Makes Him Seem Too Interesting

Larry Bird Complains After Artist’s Mural Makes Him Seem Too Interesting

Artist Jules Muck recently painted a mural of Larry Bird in the Fountain Square section of Indianapolis, which features the image of Bird in his Indiana State jersey doing the “Shh!” gesture, similar to the Nov. 28, 1977 cover of Sports Illustrated. This time, though, Bird is doing the shushing instead of the Indiana State cheerleaders. Oh, and he’s covered in tattoos.

Here’s the ink on Tatted...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 01, 2019. 11 comments

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Jul 29, 2019. 19 comments

In Huge Bummer, Jeremy Lin Says He's Hit "Rock Bottom" In Free Agency

In Huge Bummer, Jeremy Lin Says He's Hit "Rock Bottom" In Free Agency

The NBA is more fun with Jeremy Lin in it. And on a more practical level, he can still be a useful rotation player. Before a midseason move to Toronto that got him a ring but reduced his usage to garbage time, he averaged 10.7 points and 3.5 assists in 19.7 minutes per game as a backup/mentor to Trae Young in Atlanta.

You’d think some team would find a use for a player like that, but Lin...

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Kinja Kinja Jul 16, 2019. 14 comments

Hair-Pulling Considered Rude In Every Sport But Football

Hair-Pulling Considered Rude In Every Sport But Football

In the midst of play a few weeks ago, WNBA player Liz Cambage’s arm got all wrapped up in her opponent Kalani Brown’s hair. At first the tangle seemed to be an accident, but soon there was pushing and shoving and intentional hair-pulling, and Cambage walked away from the encounter with a flagrant foul.

Anyone who has ever had long hair (or a very determined younger sister) knows that...

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Jul 11, 2019. 18 comments

We Need To Talk About Russell Westbrook

We Need To Talk About Russell Westbrook

We’re officially in the slowest part of the sports calendar: There is no real basketball on (get out of here, we’re not counting Summer League ), soccer just wrapped up its summer tournaments, baseball is in the dead zone between the All-Star Game and September, and so on. But the streets demand the Deadcast in all its sticky, sweaty glory, and so we march on once again, ready to scream into...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Jul 10, 2019.

Warriors Top Grizz, 119 To—Wait, I'm Pretty Sure This Is A Video Game Score

Warriors Top Grizz, 119 To—Wait, I'm Pretty Sure This Is A Video Game Score

There’s been a terrible mistake. The AP, ESPN, even the NBA itself—they’re all recording the final score of last night’s Warriors-Grizzlies game as a 119-69 win for the Warriors, but clearly that is the score of some kid’s video game. I mean, ha ha, 119-69, get the fuck outta here, who would even believe that shit.

For chrissakes, didn’t anybody watch the broadcast? Clearly hackers had...

Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jul 10, 2019.

Draymond Green Gets It

Draymond Green Gets It

Draymond Green and the Warriors lost by -3 in Philadelphia to those guys who are always hogging the court down at your local Y. The Warriors clinched the narrow loss with a Harrison Barnes three, from a great pass out of the middle from Green. However, they really shouldn’t have let it get that close. Golden State blew a 24-point lead, turned the ball over 23 times, and only got to the line...

Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Jul 08, 2019.

Guess Which Former Knick's Travel Alias Was "Ace Boogie"

Guess Which Former Knick's Travel Alias Was "Ace Boogie"

A tipster passed along this list of travel aliases for Knicks players that was used during the 2012-13 season. When asked to confirm or deny its authenticity, a Knicks spokesperson wrote "I can't confirm it for you."

When we've seen hotel lists in the past , they only included the fake names. Some of the fun is lost without getting to guess who the hell "Tommy Bunz" is, but it will probably...

Tom Ley Tom Ley Jul 06, 2019.

Knicks Fans Have Finally Reached For The Paper Bags

Knicks Fans Have Finally Reached For The Paper Bags

This is it, Knicks fans. This is your life for at least the next few months, and probably much longer unless Phil Jackson can somehow pull off the miracle of luring Marc Gasol to New York to play with a past-his-prime Carmelo Anthony.

On national TV last night, the Knicks ran out a lineup of scrubs that would almost make Sam Hinkie blush, and then they lost by 24 to the Rockets to drop to...

David Roth David Roth Jul 04, 2019.

Soccer Idiots Agree: The USWNT Is Cool, VAR Is Not

Soccer Idiots Agree: The USWNT Is Cool, VAR Is Not

It’s Independence Day, the day on which every American feels especially proud to be American, which also now means every taking it upon yourself, as an American, to make sure that every other American is behaving in a suitably proud way re: how American they are. In real life, this holiday mostly resolves to hanging out, eating grilled things outdoors, and either perpetrating or observing...

Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Jul 02, 2019.

Reports: Longtime Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey Dead At 52

Reports: Longtime Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey Dead At 52

Former Trail Blazer (and Warrior, Laker, Supersonic, Spur, and Buck) Jerome Kersey passed away in Portland today, The Oregonian reports. CNNSW reports that he told coworkers he didn't feel well and was going home, before "collaps[ing] on the way to his car."

Kersey spent 11 of his 17 NBA seasons in Portland—he's 48th on the all-time games played list, just behind Shawn Marion—and was a...

Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Jun 30, 2019.

Karl-Anthony Towns's Leadership Role Is Starting To Emerge

Karl-Anthony Towns's Leadership Role Is Starting To Emerge

Karl-Anthony Towns has shown signs of improvement both in his demeanor and on-court play since Jimmy Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. But while his numbers have been steadily on the rise, he hasn’t exactly been put into the position yet where the Timberwolves needed him to seize control of a game—especially since the big trade. That moment finally came on Saturday against the...

Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Jun 30, 2019.

Khris Middleton Hits Game-Winning Three To Cap Frenzied Final Seconds

Khris Middleton Hits Game-Winning Three To Cap Frenzied Final Seconds

Khris Middleton is starting to make a habit of hitting game-winners from a very specific spot on the floor. Down two to the Heat with eight seconds remaining, Jerryd Bayless's missed layup was heading out of bounds before Zaza Pachulia tracked it down and chucked it backwards. His save found Middleton perfectly, who nailed the three before a delirious Bradley Center crowd.

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Barry Petchesky Barry Petchesky Jun 28, 2019.

Draymond Green's Mom Interrupts Interview To Tell Him He's An All-Star

Draymond Green's Mom Interrupts Interview To Tell Him He's An All-Star

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Warriors forward Draymond Green sat down for a regular old interview with CSN Bay Area yesterday afternoon, when a familiar voice came on the line. It was his mother, Mary Babers-Green, with some exciting news: Green had been chosen to the West’s all-star reserves.

Green said he had to fight back tears, but it might have been toughest on Babers-Green, who had to wait a...

Tom Ley Tom Ley Jun 27, 2019. 10 comments

Commissioner For A Day: Let's Institute Geographic Relegation

Commissioner For A Day: Let's Institute Geographic Relegation

This is a scintillating idea that I have previously put forward, with much more clarity and much less stammering, in blog form.

I Have A Very Good Idea That Will Fix Everything Wrong With American Pro Sports

Because we are not fools, we can all agree that there are two major problems currently plaguing, to …

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But now, thanks to this video, you can watch me uncomfortably explain...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jun 24, 2019.

The Cavs Knocked The Stuffing Out Of The Warriors, And We Got Ourselves A Series

The Cavs Knocked The Stuffing Out Of The Warriors, And We Got Ourselves A Series

The most spectacular play LeBron James made tonight was his pogo-stick leap up to grab a stray Kyrie Irving alley-oop, but if there’s one particular play that embodied the overwhelming beatdown the Cavaliers administered upon the heads of the Warriors, it was one that didn’t even count. Towards the end of a third quarter in which Cleveland scored 38 points and Golden State glazed over and...

Laura Wagner Laura Wagner Jun 21, 2019. 16 comments

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Is Now A Corporate Shill For An NBA Sponsor

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Is Now A Corporate Shill For An NBA Sponsor

Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s most prolific and trusted NBA reporter, is now a brand bot for a company that is partnered with the league he is, in theory, supposed to be covering aggressively and adversarially.

In 2015, the watchmaker and the NBA announced a multi-year partnership, and then last year it expanded that partnership to include individual teams and athletes. Now it’s expanding once...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Jun 20, 2019.

James Dolan Is Not Sorry About Being A Shitty Person

James Dolan Is Not Sorry About Being A Shitty Person

At a charity event today, Knicks owner James Dolan finally spoke about the email he sent this past Sunday, in which he responded to a lifelong fan's harsh but fair criticism by accusing that fan of being a miserable alcoholic. Unsurprisingly, Dolan is not really all that sorry about being a horrible dick.

From ESPN:

"I got sent a bad, hateful email," Dolan said Friday at a charity event in...

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