Donald Sterling's AC360 Interview Went Worse Than You Thought It Could

In a rambling and terribly-advised interview with Anderson Cooper aired tonight on CNN, Clippers owner Donald Sterling attempted (and failed) to explain himself, inadvertently bringing up Cooper's sexuality along the way—while slamming Magic Johnson and other rich African-Americans for being stingy with their charity. » 5/12/14 9:14pm 5/12/14 9:14pm

Greatest Inbounder, Dumbest Guy, And Other Unsung Heroes Of Showtime

My interview with Jeff Pearlman, author of Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, which was recently excerpted on Deadspin. We spoke about Pearlman's complicated portrait of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the "historically dumb" Mark Landsberger, why Kurt Rambis was the greatest… » 3/21/14 10:29am 3/21/14 10:29am

Magic Johnson Has A Gay Son, And He Is Very Charming

Until today, we had no idea that Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son, Earvin Johnson III, was gay. We only know this now because someone from TMZ decided to badger Johnson III about the Dodgers, bathrooms, and the Lakers while he was trying to walk down the Sunset Strip with someone who appears to be his boyfriend.… » 4/02/13 4:29pm 4/02/13 4:29pm

The Dodgers Might Open The 2014 Season In Australia

Australia, while not on the level of Japan, does love it some baseball. The history of the sport there dates back to the 1850s, and the domestic Australian Baseball League is profitable for the first time ever—thanks in part to funding from MLB. The ABL is increasingly becoming a legitimate winter league for American… » 10/25/12 10:20am 10/25/12 10:20am

After 20 Years, Footage From The Dream Team's Monaco Scrimmage Finally…

Three days before the 1992 Summer Olympics kicked off, the Dream Team played an intrasquad scrimmage in Monaco, Magic's side vs. Jordan's, arguably the greatest assemblage of basketball legends playing against each other in the same game. As Jack McCallum started researching his book Dream Team, finding the tape… » 7/25/12 12:30am 7/25/12 12:30am

Clyde Drexler Denies He Said Dream Team "Kept Waiting For Magic To Die"

Dream Team, Jack McCallum's exhaustive account of the life and times of America's 1992 Olympic men's basketball team, was already looking like the most anticipated sports book of the summer when we ran a brief excerpt yesterday, one that dealt with Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler and his comments on how the team dealt… » 6/27/12 9:15pm 6/27/12 9:15pm

Clyde Drexler: Everybody On The Dream Team Felt Sorry For Magic,…

Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum followed the Dream Team around during the 1992 Olympics, and he has a new book, Dream Team, which covers the team in great detail. McCallum writes about the NBA climate before Barcelona, the team's various selection controversies, their legendary practices, and the games themselves. » 6/26/12 10:00am 6/26/12 10:00am