Jim Gray Learns Not To Assume Guy Named "Maldonado" Can't Speak English

Tonight's SHObox undercard featured Amir Imam claiming a TKO win over Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 140-pound bout. Afterward, ubiquitous microphone toady Jim Gray went to interview the losing fighter, a lifelong Albuquerque resident. Except he extended the mic to Maldonado's trainer, assuming the young man didn't speak… » 1/17/15 11:11pm 1/17/15 11:11pm

Adrien Broner: "I Just Beat The Fuck Out Of A Mexican"

A bored-looking Adrien Broner defeated Carlos Molina by unanimous decision tonight, and the always-trolling boxer had more words tonight that left Jim Gray scrambling. » 5/03/14 11:09pm 5/03/14 11:09pm

Lawsuit: Jim Gray Sent Around Dumb Anti-Obama Tea Party Meme

Late last month, a former employee filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Los Angeles real estate mogul Mike Meldman, alleging racial discrimination and harassment. The full suit is here, but we're mostly concerned with a cameo appearance from pseudojournalist-for-hire Jim Gray. » 11/19/13 12:16pm 11/19/13 12:16pm

Does Jim Gray Drive A Car With A Jim Gray License Plate? Jim Gray Won't…

The photo you see here was sent to us two weeks ago by a reader named Dan, who works in Manhattan Beach, Calif. This is the message Dan sent with it: » 6/05/12 5:30pm 6/05/12 5:30pm

Chris Arreola Responded To Don King's "Wetbacks" Comment By Calling…

Chris Arreola knocked Eric Molina out in the first round of their heavyweight bout this weekend in Corpus Christi, then sent Showtime ring reporter Jim Gray reeling with a closing statement on Don King. » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm

"A Good Deed Never Goes Unpunished, You Know?": Meet The Innovator Who…

There's another important American anniversary to celebrate this week, and one that we should all be congratulated for enduring together: a year ago this Friday, July 8, LeBron James settled into a director's chair at a Greenwich Boys & Girls Club and told Jim Gray about biting his fingernails. He also announced that… » 7/05/11 2:50pm 7/05/11 2:50pm

The Decision About LeBron's Decision Was An Orgy Of Self-Interest, With…

There's a brief section about The Decision in Those Guys Have All the Fun, and if the details aren't exactly fresh, the takeaway is somewhat new: Everyone involved was using everyone else for their own ends to produce what amounted to a massive orgy that they all came to regret the next day. And LeBron was just the… » 5/19/11 5:47pm 5/19/11 5:47pm

Jim Gray's Prerogative: Getting Thrown Off Golf Channel Coverage

USA Today reports that Jim Gray, infomercial host and occasional sports commentator, has been pulled from Golf Channel's broadcast of this week's Northern Trust Open. On Thursday, Gray took part in a profanity-laden screaming match with Bobby Brown, Dustin Johnson's caddy, after Johnson nearly missed his tee time and… » 2/18/11 1:35pm 2/18/11 1:35pm

Listen To Jim Gray's Awful Super Bowl Sign-Off


Jim Gray delivered the Super Bowl sign-off for Westwood One Radio. It was already quite the piece of work, but adding the "Rudy" theme song really just brought it to another level. » 2/10/11 3:15pm 2/10/11 3:15pm

Jim Gray Doesn't Like Being Asked About His Sources

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 2/04/11 9:00am 2/04/11 9:00am

Did Jim Gray Really Sell His Dignity For $500K? Would You?

Interesting Tweet this week from Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch wondering whether Jim Gray earned a half-million dollars when LeBron James told everybody where he'd be taking his talents. For the timeline on Gray's financial stake in The Decision, check SportsByBrooks. » 12/11/10 12:30pm 12/11/10 12:30pm

Last Night's Winner: Jim Gray, Sports Zelig

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Jim Gray, ubiquitous microphone toady, unlikely power broker, and apparently also something of a dick. » 8/12/10 1:30pm 8/12/10 1:30pm

The King and His $49.5 Million Castle

This probably can't be stated as fact until He says it's so during ESPN's upcoming "Real-Estate Decision" extravaganza. However, word from LeBron subjects in the Coral Gables dominion is that His Eminence has taken a liking to a castle along Biscayne Bay. What better way to support Your PR talking point that You… » 7/18/10 6:11am 7/18/10 6:11am

LeBron Watch, Day 50: What ESPN Should Have Asked LeBron James

On a night when LeBron James became the most hated man in basketball, only one network had a chance to ask him tough questions about a decision that will shape the future the NBA. And, of course, they didn't do that. » 7/09/10 11:40am 7/09/10 11:40am

Media Approval Ratings: Jim Gray

True story: Way back in 1998, when we were a wee lad logging agate text at The Sporting News, one of the magazine staffers sent a company-wide email after Jim Gray's famous Pete Rose interview demanding that all writers sign a petition saying that Gray should be fired. We found this a bit extreme, and said so, in a… » 2/12/08 2:20pm 2/12/08 2:20pm

Free Darko, Live On Scene, And Loving Jim Gray

Generally speaking, we think it's silly for online writers — who are the only ones free from the PR/press pass/everybody-play-nice circle jerk of commercialized athletics — to salivate over press passes as if they had, at last, been invited to the ball. But we will make an exception when the folks from Free Darko sit… » 8/07/06 12:00pm 8/07/06 12:00pm

Hello, Sacramento!


ESPN/HBO/NBC/Basement Somewhere In New Jersey's Jim Gray has come up for air enough to report that Ron Artest has accepted the trade to the Sacramento Kings. We wish the city of Sacramento all kinds of luck; have fun, you crazy kids. There has to be some sort of Schwarzenegger angle here, doesn't there? » 1/25/06 3:12pm 1/25/06 3:12pm

Go Sell Crazy Someplace Else

We say this with trepidation, because we've always kind of suspected, deep down, the guy was more complex than people thought, but it's time to part the cards on the table here: It's possible Ron Artest is just a dick. » 1/25/06 10:00am 1/25/06 10:00am