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the outlet pass
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: The Luxury Tax is the NBA Trade Deadline's Worst Enemy

Also, Justise Winslow's sad stagnation, Blake Griffin's instant chemistry with Andre Drummond, Khris Middleton's mid-range inferno, and more.
Michael Pina
2.6.18
Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers Would Be Lost Without Amir Johnson

He might not have the stats, but as the most experienced vet on a young team, the 30-year-old's influence is off the charts.
Michael Pina
2.2.18
nba
nba

So Long Blake Griffin, and Thanks For All the Dunks

Before Blake Griffin, the Clippers were just a revolving door of castoffs and busts who filled roster spots and cashed checks from the old racist owner.
Louis Keene
2.1.18
the outlet pass
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: Why the Boston Celtics Are Struggling to Score

Also, other ways Oklahoma City can use Paul George, Dejounte Murray's atypical relationship with the offensive glass, Dwight Howard's dominant run, Devin Booker's non-existent All-Star case, and more.
Michael Pina
1.30.18
Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin

After Trading Blake Griffin, The Clippers Are Finally Ready For The Future

After a seismic trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and two draft picks, the Clippers finally have control over their own destiny.
Michael Pina
1.30.18
Memes
Memes

I Spent a Week Looking at Kyrie Irving's Flat Earth Instagram Feed

Was Kyrie just a misguided millionaire with too much time on his hands, or had he really ascended to some kind of higher plane of consciousness? What the hell was he seeing that the rest of us weren’t?
Rob Rousseau
1.29.18
nba
nba

Guy Sneaks on Court and Shoots During Pelicans Warmups

Someone actually passed him a basketball and he got a shot up before being escorted off the court.
Sean Newell
1.29.18
marcus smarts
marcus smarts

Marcus Smart Injured Himself by Punching a Picture Frame

He was apparently pissed about the loss against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.29.18
nba
nba

Meet Carlon Colker, the Personal Health Guru Behind Kristaps Porzingis

The Knicks unicorn has entrusted his health and well-being to a buff, celebrity-whispering doctor who has a religious fervor for the squat rack.
Robert Silverman
1.25.18
basketball
basketball

Dunk of the Week: At What Point Does Enjoying a Dunk Become Immoral?

Robin Lopez (Robin Lopez!) almost ended Jordan Bell's life off the dribble. It was an incredible, shocking dunk, and very nearly the stuff of nightmares.
Corbin Smith
1.24.18
nba
nba

Jurassic Spark: The Raptors Have the NBA's Best (and Funniest) Bench

Toronto's second unit—made of up of a bunch of anonymous, homegrown players who constantly talk shit to one another—has reinvigorated the franchise.
Alex Wong
1.24.18
the outlet pass
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: 100 Games in, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are a Supernova

Also, Joel Embiid's worst enemy, how Minnesota became a Top-Five team, Andre Drummond's inconsistent play, and my All-Star reserve picks.
Michael Pina
1.24.18