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You Don’t Know Dennis ‘Rodman: For Better or Worse’

Dennis Rodman is the lede. He’s the nut graph, body and conclusion. He needs no introduction. But though you may feel there’s nothing left to learn about him, that would be a mischaracterization of one of the most interesting men in the world. He puts the Dos Equis guy to shame. Thankfully, ESPN’s latest ’30…

Sports on Sling This Weekend

It’s the dog days of summer when the sports calendar gets a little thin, as the NBA and NFL are still on hiatus, but there’s plenty of great baseball, as well as our favorite super-rando basketball tournament to fill your weekend, a few friendlies and the UEFA u-19 championship. Major League Baseball Yankees vs Red…

Kawhi Has Already Won the NBA Finals

Over the last two months of the NBA playoffs Kawhi Leonard has averaged 31 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists, led the Toronto Raptors to the brink of the first title in franchise history, all but closed the curtain on the Warriors dynasty, become Exhibit A in the case for shortening the NBA season, was…

The Agony of Defeat for Last Four Teams in the NBA Playoffs

Even when a team wins a title, there’s typically an off-season fraught with hard decisions about the future of the franchise. Occasionally you’ll have a team so dominant (e.g. Jordan’s Bulls, Curry’s Warriors) that it’s just a matter of spackling a couple of cracks. For teams that fall though, it’s a time to figure out…

Don’t Miss the Warriors’ Final Title Run

The Golden State Warriors just wrapped up the greatest five-year run in regular season NBA history, going 322-88, good enough for a .785 winning percentage. For context, the 90s Bulls topped out at .744 and the Larry Bird Era Celtics at .759 over a five-year stretch. In that time they’ve managed to win the title…

2019 NBA Playoff Preview: Lebron-Free Edition

Love him, hate him or love to hate him, Lebron James has been a playoff staple since his third year in the league. How long has that been? Look at it this way: a kid born in the year Lebron last missed the playoffs (2004-05) is almost old enough to drive now. If that fact…