Anthony Bennett Explains His Meteoric Rise: "I'm A Great Guy"

A news conference starring a 20-year-old is generally doomed to devolve into scripted platitudes unless the 20-year-old in question strays into honesty. Therein, we prod Anthony Bennett into discussing the reasons the Cleveland Cavaliers made him the surprise top pick in this week's NBA Draft. His reply sounded like… » 6/29/13 5:46pm 6/29/13 5:46pm

The Charlotte NBA Team Might Rather Be The Hornets Again

During its short 25 years in the NBA, the Hornets moniker has proven to be the league's Johnny Cash — it's been everywhere, man. Born in Charlotte, transplanted to New Orleans in 2001, bivouacked in Oklahoma City for two post-Katrina seasons, back to New Orleans for the past six seasons, then banished to the Island of… » 5/18/13 1:10pm 5/18/13 1:10pm

Report: Larry Johnson Assaulted Another Lady And Told A Security Guard…

Larry Johnson now has five arrests on his record for varying degrees of assault against women—that's three more arrests for assaulting women than Johnson had 1000-yard rushing seasons as a player. This time the details are especially gory. Per TMZ: » 10/06/12 11:30am 10/06/12 11:30am

Washed-Up Larry Johnson Has Settled His 2008 Drink-Spitting Lawsuit For…

Larry Johnson, most recently of the Washington Redskins and this misspelled jersey, has seen his once blossoming NFL career disappear. Now, a lawsuit regarding an inflection point along Johnson's precipitous fall from grace has disappeared too. Perhaps Johnson wants to know if his career can come back. The answer, say… » 4/12/11 10:00pm 4/12/11 10:00pm

Craigslist's Going Rate For A Misspelled Larry Johnson Chiefs Jersey Is…

"Offered is the pictured Larry Johnson Kansas City Chiefs jersey by Reebok NFL Equipment." I hpoe he tkaes PyaPla. [Craigslist Raleigh, h/t Brant] » 4/11/11 2:15pm 4/11/11 2:15pm

Just To Mess With Their Fans' Heads, Bengals Bring In Larry Johnson

Feeling pretty good about that 7-2 record, Bengal backers? In the AFC North driver's seat with a very favorable schedule ahead? Well, Mike Brown can definitely change that. What your team needs is a fourth-string RB with an attitude problem! » 11/16/09 4:45pm 11/16/09 4:45pm

SEC Refs Are Afraid Of Technology. Like, 1990s Technology.

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 the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/11/09 6:30am 11/11/09 6:30am

Larry Johnson Raises Kansas City's Unemployment Rate By One

The Chiefs have released the unhappy running back, denying him the chance to break the team's all-time rushing yards mark. (He was 75 shy of Priest Holmes' record.) There really is no I in "public relations nightmare"team. [KansasCityStar] » 11/09/09 11:45am 11/09/09 11:45am

The One Where The Spirited Phillies Fan Leaves Us A Phone Message

We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another » 11/06/09 4:30pm 11/06/09 4:30pm

The Top Story This Morning: Holy Crap, The Umps Got One Right

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 the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 10/29/09 6:30am 10/29/09 6:30am

Larry Johnson Suspended, Apologizes For The Gay Stuff

Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is awful sorry he called you all fags. He should have used a more acceptable term like "monkeybutts" or "dorkweasels" or even "boogermouths." Then maybe his bosses wouldn't have had to put him on suspension. » 10/27/09 3:55pm 10/27/09 3:55pm

Larry Johnson Meltdown Arrives Later Than Expected This Season (Update)

The Kansas City Chiefs are a disaster, obviously, but look on the bright side—it took permanently disgruntled RB Larry Johnson seven whole games to launch an embarrassing tirade against his head coach. I think that's improvement! » 10/26/09 1:55pm 10/26/09 1:55pm

Larry Johnson Spends Evening Out With Women At A Club And Does Not…

Congratulations go out to Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who appears to have beaten the odds by spending a weekend in Vegas with numerous females(?) without any charges being filed. So far. » 6/29/09 2:45pm 6/29/09 2:45pm

Ashley Stewart Sues Larry Johnson, Poses In Wetlands Area

As if Larry Johnson didn't have enough problems — he's returning to active duty this Sunday for the tragic factory fire that is the Kansas City Chiefs — now he's being sued. Johnson allegedly spit on this woman, Ashley Stewart, during an altercation in a Kansas City nightclub last month, so she's taking him to court.… » 11/11/08 10:45am 11/11/08 10:45am

Larry Johnson Makes a Solemn Vow to Not Become Ike Turner

Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was deactivated again this week and addressed his latest lady-pestering incident with the media yesterday and seemed surprisingly contrite. We're so used to seeing troubled athletes mumble through scripted apologies for the sake of their career, it's a little jarring to actually see… » 10/23/08 10:00am 10/23/08 10:00am

The Rather Remarkable Self Destruction Of Larry Johnson

Details continue to come out concerning Chiefs running back Larry Johnson and an altercation with a woman at a Kansas City nightclub on Oct. 10, and it's interesting, if depressing, reading. Already scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3 on an assault charge for pushing a woman at a nightclub » 10/21/08 9:30am 10/21/08 9:30am, Johnson got into more…

Larry Johnson Can Dramatically Increase Your Salary

The Sporting News' Chris Mottram was roaming around Radio Row at the Super Bowl Media Center yesterday — at the Super Bowl, everything gets capital letters — and came across the Chiefs' Larry Johnson. He was wearing a nice watch. » 1/31/08 11:10am 1/31/08 11:10am

Larry Johnson's Bewildering Denial

So, what do we know about Chiefs running back Larry Johnson? He's probably a little overworked, he went through a nasty contract battle in the offseason and he's best pals with Jay-Z. So when we listen to his the big alleged Larry Johnson anti-Chiefs rant that's all the rage this morning, we are bewildered by his… » 9/14/07 10:00am 9/14/07 10:00am

The LJ-Mariah Carey Connection

We're proud to report that we did not watch the Grammys last night, if just because Nirvana isn't eligible for nominations anymore. But we're told that Mariah Carey was a large part of the process; she might have even sang or something. » 2/09/06 11:45am 2/09/06 11:45am