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Oklahoma City's Defense is Dominating in an Unusual Way

The Thunder have the best defense in basketball, but their scheme is rare in today's NBA. Will it hold up in the playoffs?
Michael Pina
8 hours ago
Bah Humball

Kawhi Leonard Cares Not for Your Human Christmas Nonsense

The Toronto Raptors star was asked to talk about his favorite Christmas memories. His response? "Not right now."
Liam Daniel Pierce
10 hours ago
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Why Don't Sweet-Shooting Point Guards Believe Science?

Steph Curry joined a growing group of conspiracy theorist NBA floor generals when he questioned whether we landed on the moon.
Corbin Smith
a day ago
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

Pee Wee Kirkland: The Streetball Legend Who Chose Drug Trafficking over the NBA

In this episode of RED CARDS, we meet Richard "Pee Wee" Kirkland, an icon of Harlem’s early street basketball scene. Given the chance to play professionally, however, Kirkland chose a career in drug trafficking instead.
VICE Sports Staff
a day ago
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Kawhi Leonard's Handle is the Secret to his Success

Heading into this season, it was hard to imagine how Leonard could improve. But in his first year with the Toronto Raptors, his ball-handling has already gone from good to great.
Michael Pina
2 days ago
the outlet pass

Cavs Rookie is Really Great at This Really Bad Thing

If Collin Sexton can flesh out the other areas of his game, however, he can become a real problem for opposing defenses.
Michael Pina
12.7.18
the outlet pass

The Spurs Need to Tank the Season

This is not the San Antonio team we have grown used to under Gregg Popovich, but they're not far off from getting back there.
Michael Pina
12.7.18
the outlet pass

Lonzo Ball is a Force in Transition

When Lonzo starts running coast-to-coast, throw the analytics out the window and trust your eyes.
Michael Pina
12.7.18
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Is Allen Iverson the Only Person in America with 'Troy' in His Top 5 Movies?

Brad Pitt as Achilles is casting genius but, uh, an "all-time" Top 5 pick??
Sean Newell
12.6.18
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Brook Lopez Signs Fan's Microwave

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez received an unusual request for an autograph: on a microwave. Lopez obliged.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.6.18
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'Washed' LeBron Drops 42 on Spurs After Sleeping Through Christmas Party

It's been a long week for the Los Angeles Lakers star, but LeBron showed just how washed he really is last night against San Antonio.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.6.18
the outlet pass

The Outlet Pass: The Spurs as We Knew Them No Longer Exist

Also: Collin Sexton is Lord of the Long Two, Nick Nurse is a mad scientist, Lonzo Ball's eye test vs. analytics debate, Karl-Anthony Towns is turning into a guard, a backup point guard who equals mid-90's nostalgia, and more!
Michael Pina
12.6.18
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