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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 20, 2019 at 05:33. 4 comments

Deadspin Up All Night: Like A Brace Of Jackrabbits

Deadspin Up All Night: Like A Brace Of Jackrabbits

Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Seeya.

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 15, 2019 at 23:27. 10 comments

Team USA Routed In Bleak Scrimmage Against D-League Crew

Team USA Routed In Bleak Scrimmage Against D-League Crew
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Team USA still needs to winnow its pool of 15 finalists down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup begins on September 1. No one else is getting added to this team, but perhaps they should burn down the roster and start all over.

On Wednesday, that crew lost a 36-17 scrimmage to the “LA Select Team,” a potpourri...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 15, 2019 at 01:44. 15 comments

Terry Rozier, After Celebrating Becoming A Knick, Upon Offer To Not Play For The Knicks: "We Gonna Have To Take That One"

Terry Rozier, After Celebrating Becoming A Knick, Upon Offer To Not Play For The Knicks: "We Gonna Have To Take That One"

After the NBA draft lottery, dread seeped into my bones and I predicted the Knicks’ pipe dreams of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Zion Williamson would turn into Bobby Portis, Terry Rozier, and DeMarcus Cousins. The Knicks did strike out in spectacular fashion, although that specific forecast went just 1-of-3. (The mistake was aiming “high” with Cousins.)

But another of those signings came...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 14, 2019 at 03:27. 1 comments

Grigor Dimitrov Continues To Slog Through His Hellish Season

Grigor Dimitrov Continues To Slog Through His Hellish Season

Grigor Dimitrov, who used to be good, is not anymore. The 28-year-old Bulgarian is stuck in a Groundhog Day fugue. Almost every day Dimitrov wakes up, goes to work, and has to play Stan Wawrinka in the first round of a tournament. It’s deeply unpleasant. It’s what he did last week in Toronto (he lost), and it’s what he did today in Cincinnati (he lost). It’s also what he did at the U.S. Open...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 13, 2019. 7 comments

Bianca Andreescu Wins Rogers Cup, Comforts A Hobbled Serena Williams

Bianca Andreescu Wins Rogers Cup, Comforts A Hobbled Serena Williams

So long as she’s able to play—and even if she’s half-mummified in physio tape—Bianca Andreescu doesn’t lose. The 19-year-old Canadian won the Rogers Cup on Sunday in front of the home crowd, continuing a season as woozy as it is dominant.

Andreescu started the year wading through qualifying rounds in Australia. Now her 2019 season contains the following: four months of injury layoff, two of...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 09, 2019. 1 comments

The Big President Is Now Wet

The Big President Is Now Wet

Donald Trump goes by many names, but none is more apt than “the Big Wet President,” coined by our David Roth. The second adjective gets at a spiritual if not literal truth: the leader of the free world is always just kind of limply flopping around, even if he rarely glistens in actual coat of moisture.

But today Washington, D.C. is north of 85 degrees, and it had to be pointed out that “what...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 07, 2019. 17 comments

Sources: James Dolan "Liked" The Music Round At Trivia

Sources: James Dolan "Liked" The Music Round At Trivia

James Dolan—man around town, Knicks owner, and bluesman who militantly patrols his own audience—was spotted playing trivia at a barbecue restaurant in Manhattan on Tuesday. Having only recognized J.D. after the contest started, our tipster lamented a missed opportunity to name their trivia crew “Sell The Team.” It would’ve been nice to hear the host read out the standings after every...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 07, 2019. 5 comments

This Ball Was Called In Then Out Then In

This Ball Was Called In Then Out Then In

John Isner had his second match point over Jordan Thompson, at 6-5 in the third-set tiebreak of their Rogers Cup match, when a Thompson forehand landed somewhere near the left sideline, well out of Isner’s reach. There was no call from the linespeople or ump; Isner used his last remaining challenge. Hawkeye, a system which uses video from six cameras to produce a representation of the ball’s...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 06, 2019. 9 comments

Let's Remember Some Vince Carter Draftmates

Let's Remember Some Vince Carter Draftmates

Vince Carter is reportedly running it back with the Atlanta Hawks. Holy moly! He’ll turn 43 before the all-star break. He has been on this Earth over twice as long as the Hawks’ stars, John Collins (21) and Trae Young (20). In his last season with Atlanta, gray-bearded Carter logged 18 minutes a night, which he mostly spent jacking up 4.2 threes a game, at a 39 percent clip, demonstrating the...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 06, 2019.

Nick Kyrgios Won Another Title By Keeping Himself Entertained

Nick Kyrgios Won Another Title By Keeping Himself Entertained

Surely you have your own coping strategies for getting through a long week of work: caffeine in elephantine doses, clear communication with colleagues, well-timed breaks, or steady stress-eating.

For Nick Kyrgios, getting through six tennis matches in a row requires a regimen all his own, seen over the span of the Washington Open last week: responsible use of tweeners, consulting strangers in...

Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 03, 2019. 9 comments

Report: Hiring A Consulting Firm Made The Melo Knicks Even More Paranoid And Dysfunctional

Report: Hiring A Consulting Firm Made The Melo Knicks Even More Paranoid And Dysfunctional

The Knicks were more than watchable in 2012-2013. Carmelo Anthony scored as he does; J.R. Smith shot his way to Sixth Man of the Year; Tyson Chandler held down the paint; and a couple pieces of the early-aughts Nets washed ashore. It was a charming team that over-performed in the first and last chunks of the season and came out with 54 wins, plus a second-round exit. Set aside the few weeks...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Aug 01, 2019. 11 comments

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 31, 2019.

Shirtless Nikola Jokić Jubilantly Dances Under A Big Tree

Shirtless Nikola Jokić Jubilantly Dances Under A Big Tree

The footage is dark, but the figure is large and fleshy enough to rule out the possibility that it is anyone but Nuggets center Nikola Jokić.

He appears to be in a pleasantly wooded area in Serbia. “I like nature, mountains, rivers and trees,” he said in 2016. He grabs a nearby tree.

He seems very happy. He may not be wearing that many clothes. Perhaps these facts are connected.

He is dancing...

Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 31, 2019. 4 comments

LeBron James Loses His Mind And His Shoe At Bronny's AAU Games

LeBron James Loses His Mind And His Shoe At Bronny's AAU Games

Back in the summer of 2000, a 15-year-old LeBron James, playing for an AAU team in Oakland, rolled through his pregame layup line with a double-scoop ice cream cone in hand. It was apparently very funny. It’s the summer of 2019 and LeBron James is still enjoying himself in the AAU layup lines—lately, by yamming off-the-backboard dunks while his son and teammates look on. (Just like he did

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 30, 2019. 5 comments

Tennis Player Cramps, Pukes, Perseveres, Cramps Again, Withdraws Due To All Of The Above

Tennis Player Cramps, Pukes, Perseveres, Cramps Again, Withdraws Due To All Of The Above

Alex Lebedev, a successful college tennis player at Notre Dame, is now working his way into the pro ranks by competing in ITF and ATP Challenger events. This week the 22-year-old was attempting to qualify for the Challenger in Lexington, Kentucky, which broiled at a high of 89 degrees on Monday. It feels even hotter on the hard court.

Late in the third set during his match against Vasil...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 27, 2019. 2 comments

Mortals Foolishly Test Giannis Antetokounmpo's Grip Strength

Mortals Foolishly Test Giannis Antetokounmpo's Grip Strength
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Some YouTubers were recently invited to test Giannis Antetokounmpo’s grip strength, and they did not do well. This may come as a shock, but having hands that measure a full foot from tip of thumb to tip of pinkie are an asset when protecting the basketball. You can’t rip that thing.

Boy, if...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 27, 2019.

The Team USA Rejections Are Getting Grim

The Team USA Rejections Are Getting Grim

The FIBA World Cup has only drawn closer since Monday , and Team USA’s prospects have only gotten drearier. The players’ excuses are starting to increasingly resemble ones that might be used to beg out of a coworker’s birthday party.

The training camp begins August 5 in Las Vegas. Kevin Love and Paul Millsap have officially bowed out, which means nine of the initial 20 invitees won’t play. A...

Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 25, 2019. 10 comments

Steve Ballmer Appears To Be In Heat While Introducing Kawhi Leonard And Paul George

Steve Ballmer Appears To Be In Heat While Introducing Kawhi Leonard And Paul George

The Los Angeles Clippers held an introductory press conference today for new players Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Also on stage was team owner Steve Ballmer, known for being shiny, red, and het up while courtside at his team’s games. In a sense, this is charming: Ballmer’s one of the team owners who seems deeply emotionally invested in his team, instead of viewing it as just another...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 24, 2019. 20 comments

Here's The UK's Next Prime Minister Boris Johnson Doing Sports

Here's The UK's Next Prime Minister Boris Johnson Doing Sports

Boris Johnson, a disheveled, dishonest, discombobulated clod, will be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom . He will do a bad job. He might be more capable as a sportsman, though that isn’t much consolation or compliment.

Here is Johnson in 2006, at a charity football match in Reading, England, using his signature blond mop as a battering ram to flatten the German footballer Maurizio...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 23, 2019. 14 comments

Team USA Is Bleeding Out

Team USA Is Bleeding Out

The FIBA World Cup begins in China on the last day of August. After a training camp in early August, Team USA will set its 12-man roster by August 12. Who will still be standing at that point?

These 20 players were originally invited to participate in the Las Vegas camp:

Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Tobias Harris, Kyle Kuzma, Damian...

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