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One recurring complaint about Deadspin is that we’re too mean. We’re certainly snarky, abstruse, and too easily pleased with ourselves, but the notion that we’re too mean is ridiculous. If anything, we’re not mean enough, because we occasionally have the sense to pull a punch on a target that’s too far down. Articles get spiked for a litany of reasons, but here are the headlines of some that didn’t run because editor-in-chief Tim Marchman is a hand-wringing milquetoast.

Please share your opinion on the NBA’s grossest player.

This is Gawker Media’s last week as an independent media operation, and while that shouldn’t affect you much one way or the other as a reader, we’re still going to take advantage of a pretext to run some especially stupid posts. If you have any ideas for such posts, hit us at