Ever felt as though the ups and downs of the NBA playoffs and the chase for a ring is like an epic tale? Game of Thrones, NBA edition
, part 1. [YouTube, 2:03] & Game of Thrones, NBA edition, part 2
. [YouTube, 2:11]
posted by cashman
on Jun 13, 2014 -
The Los Angeles Clippers will be sold
to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The sale -- forced by the NBA's kicking out current owner
(and racist slumlord
) Donald Sterling -- will be formally conducted by the Sterling Family Trust, which technically owns the team. The Trust is currently controlled solely by Sterling's wife Shelly, who had her husband declared mentally incompetent
after a month of him declaring that he would never sell and that Magic Johnson is a bad role model. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan
on May 30, 2014 -
The idea of a Bull's thigh muscle
so freaks the other young ladies at the table that one of Miss Johnson's shrimps falls out of its cocktail sauce and Miss Mendoza holds her hand over her own mouth and screams.
"This muscle right here," says Miss Boyd. "Right above the knee. My God! That's my downfall."
posted by the young rope-rider
on May 8, 2014 -
Bill Simmons, Grantland boss and 30 for 30 executive producer, went from a little known Boston blogger to one of the most successful sports writers in the history of American media. Rolling Stone's Rob Tannenbaum took a deeper look at Simmons
posted by reenum
on May 1, 2014 -
. With an ocean of new statistical information available, the NBA could be on the verge of understanding the value of every single movement on the court.
posted by antonymous
on Feb 8, 2014 -
of rumors and frustration, it appears that Dwight Howard has been traded
to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team trade. Here
is Bill Simmons rapid reaction.
posted by Cloud King
on Aug 10, 2012 -
When we got to the gym
, there was this balcony [overlooking] the gym, so we didn't walk right in. It was almost, like, suspenseful. We look down and we see Barkley dunking. We see Michael stealing from somebody and doing one of his things where he takes off from outside the lane and double-pumps under the rim. We're like, "Wow, they do this in practice, too?"
Some great insights to the original Dream Team
in '92. [more inside]
posted by chitown
on Jun 12, 2012 -
In the 1950s, Maurice Stokes
was a superstar basketball player for the Rochester (later Cincinnati) Royals
. Stokes was Rookie of the Year and an NBA All-Star in each of his three seasons, trailing only Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson in scoring. But at age 24, a brain injury sustained in the last game of the 1958 season left him almost completely paralyzed. With his teammate alone in an unfamiliar city, Jack Twyman
became his guardian and advocate. Stokes died in 1970, after years of care and friendship with the Twyman family; Jack Twyman
[NYT] died yesterday. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jun 1, 2012 -