Five Books For Your Nerd-Ass Friend Who Still Likes Reading Like A Nerd

Useful as they are for keeping tables level, impressing visitors, and the like, books—actual, physical books—are even better as gifts. While a lousy one makes for a perfectly fine present, there’s no real reason not to get a good one. Here are some that we liked, and that we’re pretty sure you or someone you like…

Javaris Crittenton Pointing A Loaded Gun At Gilbert Arenas Is Still The Most Insane Thing To Ever Happen In The NBA

The Washington Post has an excerpt of Caron Butler’s new book, Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA—Editorial Reviews on Amazon provided by Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley, and Mark Wahlberg—that delivers his account of the one time Gilbert Arenas nearly got himself shot in the Wizards locker room over a $1,100…

Great Moments In NCAA Hypocrisy: How Penn State Defended Its Integrity, Seven Years After It Sold Out (Updated)

There is too much amazing material in Taylor Branch's Atlantic piece about the NCAA for us to handle it all at once, so we're just going to keep pulling shiny gems from the treasure trove whenever a new one catches our eye. So: The piece begins with a scene in 2001 where legendary shoe-company fixer Sonny Vaccaro…