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This Kid Gets What Sports Are All About

Reader Tim sent us this video of a young boy playing basketball with the same enthusiasm that James Harden brings to the defensive end. Tim tells us that this youngster may actually not be all that keen on being out on the court, and we can buy it; when it comes to shuffling aimlessly, no one does it better than No.… » 7/29/15 2:30pm Wednesday 2:30pm

Man, Soccer Dudes (Zlatan Excluded) Really Suck At Basketball

I’d understand the sheer ineptitude on display here and the failure to even appear to know what that silly American sport is supposed to look like if we were talking football, but PSG’s players can’t even mimic basketball right? These dudes are out here celebrating lay ups as if they were windmill dunks, and look more… » 7/28/15 1:07pm Tuesday 1:07pm

Does Jimmer Fredette Have A Chance In Hell In San Antonio? 

Every so often, as the last dregs of NBA free agency congeal into place, a name floats across the ticker that gives a little shock of Oh, what ever happened to ... ? pause. Last night, it was Jimmer Fredette signing on, with minimal guarantees, to be a San Antonio Spur. And, begging your pardon, consider my hopes for… » 7/23/15 9:53am 7/23/15 9:53am

Pacers Unveil Corny Hoosiers-Inspired Alternate Jerseys

In what will probably go down as the most effective marketing ploy directed solely at white people since the invention of gourmet mayonnaise, the Indiana Pacers have announced that the team will wear Hickory High jerseys—the very same worn by the fictional high school basketball team in the movie Hoosiers—during a… » 7/21/15 10:58am 7/21/15 10:58am

Phil Jackson Has No Problem Dumping On Ex-Knicks

Do you wish you were a fly on the wall of the New York Knicks’ basura 2014-15 season? Of course not, but Charley Rosen was, and he’s filing dispatches to ESPN from the one day each month he spent with Phil Jackson during the course of it. He’s now up to January 10, four days after the Knicks traded J.R. Smith and Iman… » 7/20/15 5:18pm 7/20/15 5:18pm

Riley Curry Will Crush All Sports Baby Challengers

Last week, 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith posted some videos of his son T.J. doing adorable dance moves. T.J. showed himself to be a fantastic sports baby, one whom I daresay seemed equipped to snatch the crown from Riley Curry, the world’s reigning top sports baby. But Riley Curry doesn’t suffer pretenders, and she… » 7/20/15 10:38am 7/20/15 10:38am

The Clippers Are Going To Be Crazy Next Year. And Fun. But Mostly Crazy.

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Josh Smith, pretty much wrapping up a summer of small transformations that they hope will take them to the NBA Finals. Their offseason transactions—losing Matt Barnes, Spencer Hawes, and Hedo Turkoglu, and gaining Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Josh Smith—probably makes them a… » 7/16/15 10:11pm 7/16/15 10:11pm

The World's Most Famous Dunk Victim Says He Tried To Kill Himself

Frederic Weis might not be known by name, but anyone with an intermediate knowledge of basketball can recognize him from any “best dunks” compilation on YouTube. The 7-foot-2 Frenchman had Vince Carter soar over him in the 2000 Summer Olympics with what’s now referred to as “la dunk de la mort,” or “the Dunk of… » 7/14/15 1:16pm 7/14/15 1:16pm

Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care

The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA… » 7/06/15 8:40pm 7/06/15 8:40pm