NBA To Seed Playoffs By Record, All But Kill Divisions

In the first round of last season’s Western Conference playoffs, the 51-31 Portland Trail Blazers were the 4th seed, while the the 55-27 Memphis Grizzlies were the 5th seed. Yet, despite being the higher seed, Portland started the playoffs on the road. It was the result of the NBA’s awkward playoff seeding rules,… »9/08/15 8:24pm9/08/15 8:24pm

Marshawn Lynch Embraces Draymond Green's Mom For Talking "Real Shit"

Oakland native and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is on the premises for today’s Warriors NBA title celebration, and somehow ended up live on CSN with Dramond Green’s mother. Lynch was so moved by Ms. Babers-Green that he risked his own mother’s disapproval and hugged the Warriors forward’s mom, lauding… »6/19/15 2:50pm6/19/15 2:50pm

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

Cleveland Weatherman Might Just Be Losing It, You Guys

Fresh off his bizarre antics a few days ago, WEWS chief meteorologist Mark Johnson turned his Cavaliers fandom up another notch on tonight’s late local news, as the ABC station’s weatherman brought a weed-whacker and a concrete block onto the set with him in reaction to tonight’s Cleveland loss. »6/12/15 1:02am6/12/15 1:02am

LeBron Has Been A Damned Statistical Marvel In The Finals

There’s a way to look at Steph Curry’s stat line as an artifact of not just box score accounting, but his style. If you look closely, there are traces of the visceral experience of watching Steph double axel around a screen and fire up a three from the hip in arcane statistical whimsy, like fast break points outside… »6/11/15 7:30pm6/11/15 7:30pm

Story About The Lifecycle Of NBA Basketballs Is Entertaining As Hell

ESPN’s Baxter Holmes has a long, thoroughly entertaining piece about the lifecycle of an NBA basketball, pegged to the Finals. I’d urge you to go check it out, but it’s almost unreadable on the Worldwide Leader’s overbusy nightmare of a website; it’s like they printed it in 11-point font on the surface of a freeway… »6/09/15 10:55am6/09/15 10:55am

LeBron's Cavs Outlast Warriors In Overtime For Improbable Game 2 Win

The end of regulation looked familiar. Once again the Cavs found themselves with a potential game-winning shot, having once again blown a late-game lead, and once again LeBron missed, sending Cleveland into overtime looking old and broken and just short. This time, though, the Cavs absorbed the Warriors’ best shot—and… »6/07/15 11:58pm6/07/15 11:58pm