this is fantastic
Above: the first tweet from the official account for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Below: the response to Deadspin when it posted said tweet in the #firsttweet trend today.
Well played, anonymous Blazers PR person. Well played.
And lo, this young man discovers he likes the ladies at the Wizards-Hawks game because DAT ASS. Even better: this is reportedly the younger brother of Hawks center Al Horford.
It is incredible that an NBA owner, albeit a highly engaged one like Mark Cuban, can do a better job of analyzing pro basketball than people paid by the biggest media presence in the world of sports. Yes, destroying Skip Bayless is easy and welcome, but this should be more revealing to ESPN than anything else about its formulas and cadre of paid analysts.
(via The Big Lead)
Russell, coral pants are not a bad idea in and of themselves. They’re certainly better than that fishing lure shirt you wore after a presser earlier in the playoffs. But coral pants with cargo pockets? NO. TAKE THAT RIGHT BACK TO WHEREVER YOU BOUGHT THEM.
Also, nicer shoes, please. You don’t wear coral pants with straight up black sneakers. Either wear sneakers that go with the shirt or put on a nice pair of dress shoes.
(via the Big Lead)
We apologize to all Cleveland fans who are still hurting as well as the individual players on the Thunder and their fans, but LeBron being a dick while exercising his free agent rights strikes me as a much, much lesser sin as opposed to David Stern doing absolutely nothing to stop Clay Bennett and Co. from outright lying to Seattle about trying to make it work and then snatching a team with four decades of history and dedicated fans from it.
Yes, I understand Seattle has some responsibility to play in the saga, but Stern played the role of neutral observer there yet several years later invoked the opaque “basketball reasons” to stop the trade of Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. If there ever had been a “good of the game” or “basketball reasons” to intervene, it was on the shameless and transparent lifting of the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. We hear plenty of narrative about the mercenary nature of the Heat’s current construction and how OKC’s management built the team “the right way” — but that right way omits that it was done on the back of a franchise that had its heart ripped out.
(P.S. The real crux of it is that I’m not even that crazy about Seattle. I just think that a city finally saying “No, we will not publicly finance a new arena when there is a perfectly good and functional one there” is worth celebrating and the NBA should learn a lesson about it.)
Wesley Morris explains perfectly what it means to see Craig Sager’s sideline fashion and think that it works even though it’s hideous.
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