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It Is Time For The Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings It Is Time For The Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings

Three games into the Western Conference Finals, it’s time to update the Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings. Things are getting awfully tense as the Currys play hard against each other. Their mom Sonya Curry even skipped her pregame cocktail because of the stress of watching them compete. Talk about a relatable…

Introducing The Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings Introducing The Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings

Two games into the Western Conference Finals, it’s time to unveil the Steph Curry Seth Curry Power Rankings. The Warriors beat the Blazers 114-111 on Thursday night, and both Currys played hard. Seth stole the ball from his big brother four times and added 16 points. Steph had 37-8-8.

Boban Marjanovic, Who Was Very Pumped To Be In John Wick 3, Kicked A Stuntman Very Far Boban Marjanovic, Who Was Very Pumped To Be In John Wick 3, Kicked A Stuntman Very Far

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Ben Cohen has an extremely enjoyable breakdown of Boban Marjanovic’s star turn in John Wick 3. At 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Boban, then with the Clippers, was handpicked to play a large assassin in a library fight scene alongside Keanu Reeves—and for much of the shoot, alongside…

What Will Zion Williamson Put Up His Rookie Year? What Will Zion Williamson Put Up His Rookie Year?

Barring some unlikely outcomes—an inspiring protest that gets him out of New Orleans, a defiant but ultimately depressing return to the accursed NCAA—Zion Williamson will suit up for the Pelicans this fall. What will he do there?

The Knicks' Woes Have Taken Unexpected Forms The Knicks' Woes Have Taken Unexpected Forms

Shockingly, it wasn’t actually worth it in the end.

There's A 14 Percent Chance That A Generation Of Accursed Knicks Fandom Has Been Worth It There's A 14 Percent Chance That A Generation Of Accursed Knicks Fandom Has Been Worth It

In tonight’s draft lottery the Knicks have a 14 percent chance of obtaining the first pick and Zion Williamson. They were the worst team in the NBA, but this year, odds have been flattened out at the top of the lottery to disincentivize tanking. So the three worst teams all enjoy a 14 percent chance at the No. 1 pick.…

Kawhi Leonard And Joel Embiid Co-Starred In The Greatest Photo Of The NBA Season Kawhi Leonard And Joel Embiid Co-Starred In The Greatest Photo Of The NBA Season

Experienced live, Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer-beater was an agonizing bounce-bounce-bounce-bounce. As a still image, all the drama on the floor could be frozen in time. Toronto-based photojournalist Mark Blinch masterfully captured the full spread. This shot appears to have been taken at some point between the…

Stefanos Tsitsipas Became One Of The Few To Take Out Rafael Nadal On Clay Stefanos Tsitsipas Became One Of The Few To Take Out Rafael Nadal On Clay

He’d won over Federer on fast hard court at a major, and he’d won over Djokovic on slow hard court at a masters. Saturday brought an even thornier test for Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek had lost all seven sets he’d previously played against Rafael Nadal, five of them on hard court. The last time they played, a…

The Raptors' Defense Was Outrageous In The Clutch The Raptors' Defense Was Outrageous In The Clutch

The Sixers hit their last field goal in the half-court—a long, and-one leaner by J.J. Redick—with 3:29 remaining in Game 7. Then the Raptors put the clamps on. Philly would only even hit the rim one more time, off a heroic Jimmy Butler transition play. As stagnant and deferential as the Raptors have looked…

Jusuf Nurkic Wears T-Shirt With List Of Combatants Who Died In Bosnian War Jusuf Nurkic Wears T-Shirt With List Of Combatants Who Died In Bosnian War

Jusuf Nurkić, Portland’s excellent but injured big man, has been occasionally spotted supporting his team from the sideline during the playoffs. This support sometimes makes use of fashion. During the Blazers’ Game 6 win on Thursday, the big man wore a t-shirt with a list of 10 names. Here are those names:

Paul Pierce Has Spent The Last Day Rotating Over The Flame Like A Rotisserie Chicken Paul Pierce Has Spent The Last Day Rotating Over The Flame Like A Rotisserie Chicken

Paul Pierce played his last NBA minute over two years ago. His absence made no hearts grow fonder. Last night, while the Bucks drained the last drops of blood out of the Celtics’ season, Milwaukee’s arena lit up with a “Paul Pierce sucks” chant.

Jamal Murray Has A Great Deal Of Sauce Jamal Murray Has A Great Deal Of Sauce

Jamal Murray in his zone has become appointment viewing. The appointment is at an ENT’s office, and the doctor’s trying to determine why steam is billowing out of your nose and the nose of Jamal Murray.

No One But Gael Monfils Could Have Pulled Off This Shot

Gael Monfils got wrecked in the opening set of his Madrid Open second-round match today, but he worked his way back into it. By the tail end of the second set, Monfils was feeling himself enough to test out this leaping ... forehand passing shot with all his weight hurtling in the opposite direction. Like most of…

Joel Embiid Has Diarrhea Joel Embiid Has Diarrhea

In the spring of 2019, writer Giri Nathan asked an editor if he could write a blog about Joel Embiid in the style of writer Gay Talese’s “Frank Sinatra Has A Cold.” The Sixers player was irritable and dealing with various ailments as his team fought a tight playoff series against the Raptors. “Why the hell would…

The Stefanos Tsitsipas Channel Is Always On The Stefanos Tsitsipas Channel Is Always On

Minutes removed from making the 2019 Australian Open semifinals, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-foot-4 and handsome as a lion, was talking about YouTube. With a microphone in his face and all the attention that comes with taking out Roger Federer two days earlier, Tsitsipas spoke his truth.

Nikola Jokic Explains His Body Nikola Jokic Explains His Body

There’s a charming feature on Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic, who’s been thriving in his first postseason, over at ESPN today. It addresses many questions that may have been lingering in viewers’ minds. To take just a few:

Who's Living In Whose Head Rent-Free Lately? Who's Living In Whose Head Rent-Free Lately?

The phrase “living rent-free in your head” has lived rent-free in my head for some time. Though it was once relegated to self-help types and the very reddest trolls, its usage has expanded in recent months. In the first roundup, we surveyed a distressing variety of skull realty around the world. As of this morning,…

Justin Gimelstob Steps Down From ATP Board Justin Gimelstob Steps Down From ATP Board

Justin Gimelstob, the highly connected tennis figure with a long history of alleged violence, is resigning from his post on the ATP board of directors. Gimelstob felt he had become “too much of a distraction and a liability,” he told the New York Times from Madrid, where he had flown to personally disclose his…

Tennis Player Disagrees With Call, Brings Out Phone To Document Ball Mark Tennis Player Disagrees With Call, Brings Out Phone To Document Ball Mark

A tennis player brought his phone onto the court to document something, and somehow that player wasn’t vlogging sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Nikola Jokic Is Squashing The Doubts In His Big Soft Hands Nikola Jokic Is Squashing The Doubts In His Big Soft Hands

From a skeptic’s perch, Nikola Jokic was a prime candidate for fraudulence come springtime. His youth, his floamy physique, the unprecedented weirdness of his game, his occasional habit of going passive when he should’ve gotten more shots up, his leadership of a No. 2 seeded Nuggets squad that never quite felt like…

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