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Kevin Garnett Once Headbutted A Wall While Watching Making The Band

Kevin Garnett will probably go down as the most charming crazy person in the history of the NBA, and there are plenty of moments in Howard Beck’s massive new oral history on Garnett to support that thesis. Perhaps no Garnett-related anecdote has captured the man’s essence as perfectly as this one, from longtime friend… » 5/19/15 12:18pm 5/19/15 12:18pm

What It Was Like To Coach For Donald Sterling, Who Wanted To Be Feared

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/12/15 10:24am 5/12/15 10:24am

The Time Paul Silas Let A Clippers Beat Writer Make A Draft Pick

Earlier today, we published the second part of our oral history of Donald Sterling’s Clippers (you can read the first part here), in which a bunch of former Clippers beat writers shared stories from their days around the impossibly dysfunctional organization. Things were so bleak in Clipperland then, that Paul Silas,… » 5/07/15 5:50pm 5/07/15 5:50pm

What It Was Like To Cover The Sterling-Era Clippers, Where Madness Ruled

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/07/15 1:43pm 5/07/15 1:43pm

What It Was Like To Play For The '80s Clippers, The Worst Team In Sports

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/06/15 11:46am 5/06/15 11:46am

“Source? I'm Your Fucking Source!” Dick Young, As He Really Was

To round off our Dick Young tribute/roast, please enjoy this excerpt from Keepers of the Game: When the Baseball Beat Was The Best Job On The Paper, a new oral history compiled by Dennis D’Agostino in the tradition of Jerome Holtzman’s No Cheering in the Press Box. Dennis was good enough to let me cherry-pick the… » 7/26/13 4:44pm 7/26/13 4:44pm

A Brief Oral History Of The Best Jump Ball Of All Time

On Tuesday night, Matt Bonner and Zach Randolph combined to create the above piece of comedic gold. I caught up with Bonner, who claimed he still hasn't seen the replay of the play, although he plans to now. "I have a sense of humor," he said. "Someone told me that Jeff Van Gundy was joking about it being the lowest… » 5/24/13 10:15am 5/24/13 10:15am

Reconstructing Patrick Kane's Drunken Weekend In Madison, With Eyewitness Testimony

On Monday we showed you photos of a soused Patrick Kane in Madison, Wis., and then we asked you if you knew more about what happened while Kane was there. We had heard some bad stories—that Kane supposedly choked a woman, that Kane supposedly said anti-Semitic things—and we wanted to know if other people had, too. » 5/10/12 1:18pm 5/10/12 1:18pm

"We Were Packed In Like Sardines": Two Former Customers Review Detroit's Booty Bus

Soon after we learned about the Booty Lounge, the mobile strip club that's been idling near Detroit's Ford Field during every Lions tailgate for the past decade or so, we heard from a few former patrons. And after finding the priceless Yelp review from a former scorned freelancer for the club that you'll see below, we… » 9/30/11 4:30pm 9/30/11 4:30pm