The Lakers signed a 20-year local TV deal for $200 million/year three years before giving Kobe his extension, and would get that money either way. Yes, the Lakers are a national brand that remains popular even during losing periods, but do you think having Kobe in street clothes for most of these two years drives much… » 2/27/15 8:45pm Yesterday 8:45pm

As either Calcaterra or KLaw mentioned the other day (I can't for the life of me remember which one), in what other walk of life would the public support a multi-billion dollar corporation getting in bed with a criminal drug dealer so that they can nail a petty drug user? » 2/24/15 9:43am Tuesday 9:43am

Wanna ship one to DC? I lived in Philly up until about two weeks ago and got the Younger several times, but the one beer bar that really makes an effort to tap Elder is also the home base of an ex whom I have no interest in running into haha. » 2/13/15 7:29am 2/13/15 7:29am

The Sixers are garbage, intentionally and consistently throwing out lineups of guys whose careers should revolve around the fringes of NBA employment, which Kevin and Kyle have ripped them for. They also have a pretty good defensive team, and those two things are not at all mutually exclusive. » 2/10/15 10:53pm 2/10/15 10:53pm

How quickly we forget. No, he's never going to be a plus on defense, but any team would be lucky to have Kevin Love even at whatever his max is this summer. In his last three healthy years with Minnesota, he averaged 24 points and 14 boards a game, shooting 46% from the field and 38% from three. His volume and… » 2/09/15 9:39am 2/09/15 9:39am

I just spent about ten minutes trying to come up with an American analogy for Ray Hudson, and none exist — I suppose Gus Johnson would come close (as a basketball/football guy, not with his soccer), but he has neither the vocabulary nor as keen a sense of the moment as Hudson. The man is an absolute fucking treasure. » 2/07/15 10:57am 2/07/15 10:57am

I went once, I was home for a long weekend my junior year of college or something. Even as a young idiot, it was impossible to avoid the overwhelming sadness and desperation of an event like that. It's all old, drunk, fat dudes trying to get young, drunk, trashy women to flash them — and at the end, you're walking out… » 1/30/15 1:08pm 1/30/15 1:08pm

Assuming the voters are disqualifying Davis for being on a .500 team, then Curry is absolutely the MVP. And Westbrook's biggest demerit is more the games he's missed than any inconsistency in his play (at least the way I see it right now). These next two and a half months are going to be fun as shit. » 1/28/15 6:39am 1/28/15 6:39am