It wasn’t so long ago that Kent Bazemore was the scrub on the end of the Warriors’ bench who wasn’t known for anything other than his enthusiastic celebrations. He’s since fashioned himself into a solid swingman, and was one of the more sought-after free agents in this summer’s class. He chose to re-sign with the…
The freshly assembled U.S. Olympic basketball team hung out with some kids today, much to the delight of these youngsters:
“If it wasn’t for the structure and the backbone that I have, I wouldn’t be able to mess up and keep coming back and being able to sit in front of you as the world champion.”
The Rays dedicated last night’s Pride Night in St. Petersburg to victims and survivors of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, and the team’s pledge to donate all proceeds to charity resulted in a paid attendance of 40,135—the most to attend a regular season game since the 2006 home opener.
The Deadspin Awards are in July and we need our readers to decide the winners of these prestigious honors. Today, we ask you to answer a vexing question:Of all these good sports babies, who is the best sports baby?
What are you doing right now? Are you working? Eating? Looking at your phone? I want you to forget all that shit…
In December, Pitt running back James Conner announced that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This afternoon, just over six months later, he announced that he was cancer free.
Oakland A’s outfielder Khris Davis won his team a game in style last night, delivering an 8-5 victory with a walk-off grand slam. Just as good as the dinger itself was the celebratory move Davis busted out as he neared home plate.
We’re joined in the comments by Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus and Ben Lindbergh of ESPN, authors of the fantastic new book The Only Rule Is It Has To Work. (You can read an excerpt here.) The idea here is simple—the two sabermetrically-inclined writers were given control of baseball operations for the Sonoma…
Claudio Ranieri is impossible to hate. Not only has he masterminded Leicester City’s miracle year, one of the most improbable underdog seasons in the history of sports, but he’s done so with such easy-going charm, shrugging off pressure and always deflecting credit to his players. It’s won him as many fans as has the…
The NHL convinced one more person to please like its sport last night. A man on Twitter tuned into Game 7 of Blackhawks-Blues, the first hockey game he had ever seen. He tweeted as he watched, and his enthusiasm was delightful.
About two weeks ago, Maryland Terrapins sophomore Jared Nickens posted a video of himself dancing to Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” with teammate Jaylen Brantley. It’s a fun dance!
At last, the death-gods have released their cold, icy grip on the United States; the trees are green, the birds are singing, and our greatest sport has returned. While there’s just too much to keep track of in terms of who’s where and what’s what and who’s going to do what and such—FiveThirtyEight, Fangraphs, Sports…
If you think today’s big-leaguers are a bunch of disrespectful rapscallions, wait until you get a load of Bryce Harper Jr. over here:
Most memes are bad, but some memes are very good. This one, which is based on the very true idea that the beat drop from Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” can improve any video, is a good meme.
Hasaan Hawthorne was born without tibias. He lost his first leg when he was three months old and the other one two years ago. Hawthorne uses prosthetics to walk around, but wrestles without anything on the ends of his legs.
Congratulations to Conan O’Brien, who managed to take the hot-take superfund site that was Cam Newton’s press conference and make it a set-up for a very enjoyable bit. I promise, this won’t annoy you at all!
The only good thing to come out of the week leading up to the Super Bowl so far is the latest installment of NFL players being subjected to very bad lip-reading voiceovers.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they will be building a statue to honor Shaquille O’Neal, and it will be unveiled outside of their home arena some time during the 2016-2017 season. All we have to go on now is an artist’s rendering, but it’s a bad-ass looking concept: