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Denial

At the moment, the only sense I have of the Cavaliers championship celebration was the second of jubilation I saw just before I grabbed the remote control with sweaty palms, with my stomach beginning a three-day plummet into the depths … Continue reading

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I Don’t Turn Off Games

No, I don’t turn off the games. I haven’t in a long time. It’s the fat-man-on-the-couch’s equivalent of never leaving the arena early; never succumbing to the first world thrill of beating traffic. But I was damn close tonight; all out … Continue reading

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Because Magic Disturbs

Jack Nicholson moved to Hollywood when he was seventeen. It’s unclear when he first became a Lakers fan, but most people would probably just assume he’s been a fan of theirs “forever.” What is abundantly clear, however, is that during … Continue reading

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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Friday, April 22, 2016.

I feel pathetic. Read these pieces. I’ll be in the bathroom, sobbing. Bill Walton’s Long, Strange Tale of NBA Survival Sam Anderson The New York Times I’ve become a pretty staid NBA fan over the years. The human interest stories … Continue reading

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Tweak

I used to cover my eyes each time Stephen Curry hit the floor. As his slight frame went crashing to the hardwood, I’d suck my breath in sharply and promptly squeeze my eyelids shut. I would use Jim Barnett, the … Continue reading

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It’s Time, Glen.

What type of person buys an NBA team? The kind of person who can come up with tens of millions of dollars on short notice. By the spring of 1994, suitors were lining up to see Marv Wolfenson and Harvey … Continue reading

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A Steady, Dangerous Arrogance

Let’s get this out of the way right now, so that there’s no confusion: even if the Golden State Warriors lose to the Grizzlies tonight, and are denied their 73rd win, this season has been, and will always be, an … Continue reading

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