Category Archives: General

For Your Consideration: Kirk Snyder, Outlier.

Remember when Vince Carter jumped over the seven-foot French guy?  Even if you don’t, you’ve heard about it, and probably seen it no fewer than fifty to a hundred times. Remember when Kirk Snyder jumped over Von Wafer?  Unless you’re … Continue reading

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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.

Fall is in the air. The offseason is slowly drawing to a close. White Fight, White Flight: The Atlanta Hawks and the Race Card Shrill Cosby VICE Sports A second wave of analysis about the Atlanta Hawks and their racist … Continue reading

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Forging a New Bust

America’s sultry love affair with Anthony Randolph roughly coincided with its equally passionate love affair with Dubstep, both arriving front-and-center in 2009, as the horrors of the Bush years finally began to fade, and the new horrors of the Obama … Continue reading

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The NBA’s Enormous Opportunity

The next two years will define the NBA’s path forward for the next decade. Baseball is in such a poor state that it has people writing articles with titles like The Twilight of Baseball and What’s Wrong With Baseball?; football faces long-terms … Continue reading

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Punishing Drake and Forging New Frontiers in the NBA’s Culture Wars.

It’s a snoozer of a headline, and one that would only make noise in the dead middle of the offseason: that the NBA had fined Drake — yes, that Drake — for tampering. The events that transpired contain all of … Continue reading

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We are More than Warriors: On Sexuality, Desire and Deviancy in NBA Commercials.

Between promising “a great time out” in a 19-win season, and depicting your franchise center running sprints and lifting weights on an ankle not-yet-healed-from-microfracture-surgery, there have been some incredible moments in Warriors commercial history. But my favorite moment happened this … Continue reading

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How Sam Hinkie Makes the NBA Money

As has been amply written about, the 2014 NBA offseason has proceeded among fans at a speed not seen previously. The offseason has always embodied speculation and hope, but never has it felt as central to the NBA fan experience … Continue reading

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