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Zion Williamson—And I Can't Stress This Enough—Could Rebound Me Off The Back Iron And Dunk Me Through The Floorboards Zion Williamson—And I Can't Stress This Enough—Could Rebound Me Off The Back Iron And Dunk Me Through The Floorboards

The rate of improvement seems frankly unsustainable. But Zion Williamson, who was once known for his comically improbable high school basketball highlight reels, is now cutting similarly ridiculous ones at the damn ACC Tournament. Can he just keep scaling up to new plateaus of competition? It’s hard to know at this…

Bianca Andreescu Blew Up Tennis Bianca Andreescu Blew Up Tennis

Eighteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu started out the 2019 season at 152nd in the world. At Indian Wells, as big a tournament as exists outside the majors, she came in as a wild card. Like so many promising young players, she was granted entry to a huge event she wouldn’t have qualified with just her ranking.

Utah Jazz Permanently Ban Another Fan, Who Called Russell Westbrook "Boy" In 2018 Playoffs Utah Jazz Permanently Ban Another Fan, Who Called Russell Westbrook "Boy" In 2018 Playoffs

The Jazz are cracking down on their vilest hecklers after Monday night’s provocation, which got a rise out of a visiting Russell Westbrook and resulted in Utah fan Shane Keisel getting a permanent ban. Team owner Gail Miller addressed fans directly before Thursday’s home game, and today the Deseret News reports that…

Cowardly High School Team Bleeds Over Two Minutes Off Clock By Standing At Half-Court Cowardly High School Team Bleeds Over Two Minutes Off Clock By Standing At Half-Court

Enjoy this inspiring sports action, from Wednesday’s second-round playoff game between two Pittsburgh high school basketball teams:

How Many Seconds Of Denis Shapovalov's Rap Can You Tolerate? How Many Seconds Of Denis Shapovalov's Rap Can You Tolerate?

Denis Shapovalov is a favorite around these parts. The 19-year-old plays a stirring, free-wheeling style of tennis thanks to weapons like his backhand, seen on display in Tuesday’s second-round upset of No. 10 seed Marin Cilic at Indian Wells. But rap is not one of those weapons.

These Are The College Coaches Accused Of Turning Rich Kids Into Fake Athletic Recruits These Are The College Coaches Accused Of Turning Rich Kids Into Fake Athletic Recruits

By now you should be aware of the hilariously far-reaching college admissions bribery scandal unveiled after today’s FBI bust. If not, you’ve been missing out. College coaches and administrators were crucial to carrying out the scheme, falsely representing applicants as athletic recruits to boost their chances of…

Bojan Bogdanovic Is The Reason The Pacers Are Surviving Bojan Bogdanovic Is The Reason The Pacers Are Surviving

February consolidated power in the Eastern Conference. There’s still plenty of dreck down low, but after that trade deadline, it’s getting a little frothy up top. The Bucks acquired another flamethrower in Nikola Mirotic, the Raptors added large hirsute playmaker Marc Gasol, the Sixers rounded out their insane starting…

Nick Kyrgios Was More Than Happy To Be The Villain And Crush Some Forehands

The crowd in Acapulco booed Nick Kyrgios all through his upset of Rafael Nadal, and kept that energy for his quarterfinal against three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka. When Kyrgios tripped in the first set and required treatment for a nickel-sized, oozing wound on his hand, they booed. When he hit a good serve and…

This Perfect High School Basketball Highlight Has One Block, One Dime, One Dunk, And Zero Dribbles This Perfect High School Basketball Highlight Has One Block, One Dime, One Dunk, And Zero Dribbles

What can a highlight truther truther when the highlight has no dribbles? Let’s find out. Brandon Beidleman tried to take it to the rack as his Zebulon B. Vance Cougars played the West Charlotte Lions in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday night. Lions senior Patrick Williams swatted that shit, sending the ball directly into…

Nick Kyrgios Got Under Rafael Nadal's Skin In Front Of A Jeering Crowd

First it was the upset stomach, then it was the wrapped knee, then it was the taped-up back. Ordinarily just one of these is a sufficient reason for Nick Kyrgios to pack it in and retire from a match, especially if it’s some rando across the net who doesn’t fully capture his fickle attention. But against Rafael Nadal …

Russell Westbrook, After Being Shoved By Child: "The Touching Is, To Me, Off Limits"

During the third quarter of Tuesday’s Thunder-Nuggets game, Russell Westbrook stepped slightly off the court. Sensing that this might be his one chance to scrap with a 6-foot-3 historically explosive athlete, a child in a Denver hoodie gave him a little one-handed shove. Westbrook first stared the child into sitting…

Enter Mitchell Robinson's Airspace At Your Own Peril Enter Mitchell Robinson's Airspace At Your Own Peril

Here’s a photo of a shot Mitchell Robinson blocked in the Knicks’ win over the Magic Tuesday night. That’s a common sight as of late. It’s not the only shot Mitchell Robinson deleted on that possession. It’s not even the only Aaron Gordon shot he deleted on that possession. When Gordon lays his head down to sleep,…

Tennis Prodigy Félix Auger-Aliassime Is Past The Internet Hype And Looks Like The Truth Tennis Prodigy Félix Auger-Aliassime Is Past The Internet Hype And Looks Like The Truth

As of today there are only two teenagers in the top 100 of men’s tennis. The game skews older than ever, and a player breaking into its top tier before even fully growing into his body has never seemed more difficult. There are no more Rafa-like wunderkinds ripping off major titles, and as baseline tennis makes ever…

At Least The Oscars Satisfied Mike Francesa

When the Oscars handed Best Picture to Green Book, the filmic equivalent of saying “I don’t see color,” it was widely seen a goof on the order of Crash winning the same in 2006. Awards shows are stupid, sure, and the Oscars reliably get things wrong in silly and self-conscious ways. But you could at least hold out…

Kyrie Irving Can't Possibly Be That Naive About How This Works Kyrie Irving Can't Possibly Be That Naive About How This Works

The latest in NBA Zapruder analysis is this seemingly benign clip of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant talking in a hallway during All-Star Weekend. Knicks fans, the most deluded NBA enthusiasts (insofar as this is a different group of people), and armchair lip readers all claim to see Irving telling his friend, “Two max…

A Fortnite Epidemic Would Only Help The Knicks' Cause At This Point A Fortnite Epidemic Would Only Help The Knicks' Cause At This Point

The Knicks, currently a half-game “behind” the Suns for the worst record in the NBA, also sport one of the league’s youngest squads. Eight players on the 15-man roster have yet to turn 24. Rotation staples like Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, and Mario Hezonja are 19, 20, and 23 respectively. It comes as no surprise,…

Huge American Servebot Reilly Opelka Will Render John Isner Obsolete Huge American Servebot Reilly Opelka Will Render John Isner Obsolete

John Isner, the leading American man in tennis, has a simple calling card: being 6-foot-10 and serving bombs. He’s the most prominent purveyor of the American Man Style of tennis: giant delivery, giant forehand, full stop. That’s been enough to make him a top-20 fixture, a historically successful holder of serve, a…

Jimmy Butler Talking To Mark Wahlberg Is Like Tipping A Nacho Cheese Fountain Into A Fondue Pot Jimmy Butler Talking To Mark Wahlberg Is Like Tipping A Nacho Cheese Fountain Into A Fondue Pot

Jimmy Butler simply doesn’t give a d*mn. He is the kind of guy who will deliver twisted and edgy quotes like, “Damn right I’m confrontational. I am confrontational ... I would be the first to tell you, I don’t give a damn. I’ve always been like that,” and leave you mopping your brow. Butler can now be seen in…

Jrue Holiday Put A Red-Hot Paul George In The Freezer

So much for Paul George’s ridiculously efficient streak. The Thunder forward finally hit an immovable object named Jrue Holiday.

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