Gilbert Arenas's LeBron Scouting Report Is Insane, But Also Perfect

Gilbert Arenas measured up as a rival to LeBron about as well as Ricky Davis did as a sidekick. This is unfair to a player as good as Gil who, had he not self-medicated a torn-up knee with packing tape and a staple gun, would probably be out here killing, since he was a shorter, stronger Jamal Crawford with like 20… »7/31/15 11:57am7/31/15 11:57am

Trainwreck Isn't A Revolutionary Romcom, But It Is A Great One

For a movie written by and starring a comedian whose standup upends sexual taboos and whose hit Comedy Central show often skewers different genres and pop-culture detritus, the most remarkable thing about Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck is how traditional it is. That’s not a criticism: Rather than trying to blow up and mock… »7/15/15 12:53pm7/15/15 12:53pm

Why Should LeBron James Let David Blatt Pretend To Be The Coach? has produced a piece of exceptional reporting on Cleveland’s run through the NBA Finals, with reporter Marc Stein coming away from the series with a notebook stuffed full of telling details about how LeBron James not only dragged a raft of corpses within touching distance of a championship, but performed many… »6/18/15 6:03pm6/18/15 6:03pm

MVP Award Be Damned, These Were The LeBron Finals

This is a statistical accomplishment I honestly never considered was even possible: in the NBA Finals, LeBron James led all players on both teams in points, assists, and rebounds. That’s a Finals first—obviously—and in the first two categories, it wasn’t even close. The Warriors won as a team; the Cavaliers lost as a… »6/17/15 9:19am6/17/15 9:19am

Neymar, Brazil's Soccer Messiah, Is Somehow Surpassing His Own Hype

A fundamental part of the marvel that is LeBron James is the sheer madness of his journey. Here is a man who was on the cover of national magazines and playing in front of millions on cable TV as a high schooler, who by the time he was eligible to vote was already being hailed as the successor to quite possibly the… »6/15/15 3:53pm6/15/15 3:53pm

Steph Curry Stinkface Shows He Always Chooses Luigi In Mario Kart

Stephen Curry brought some of the swagger back during last night’s Game 5 win against the Cavaliers, at one point delivering the stinkface following a fourth-quarter contested three-pointer—a shot that responded to LeBron’s long-range bomb seconds before, and one that gave the Warriors the lead for good. »6/15/15 12:52pm6/15/15 12:52pm

LeBron James Is Confident "Because I’m The Best Player In The World"

If he was a pitcher throwing this absurd a number of innings or pitches, we’d fear he was going to blow his arm out. If he were a hockey player double-shifting constantly, we’d assume he’d be gassed and ineffective. If he were a running back being run into the ground, we’d worry about his career being shortened. But… »6/15/15 9:28am6/15/15 9:28am

For The Undermanned Cavaliers, Fatigue Has Set In

What the hell else are the Cavaliers supposed to do? In Game 5 they conceded that the Warriors’s small ball unit was too good, and barely played Timofey Mozgov. LeBron James went off for a monster 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists (and only two turnovers). J.R. Smith finally (at least for awhile) showed up to the… »6/15/15 12:39am6/15/15 12:39am