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GIFs, Playground / Aug 12, 2014 / 9:00 am

Young Hollywood Eastbay Jam Over Clipper Darrell Wins Drew Dunk Contest

Young Hollywood, Clipper Darrell

The championship game between C.O.A. and Houdini’s All-Stars may have been the main attraction at the Drew League this past weekend, but its annual dunk contest featured an array of attention-stealing acrobatics that garnered some major buzz amongst the crowd on Sunday. Fresh off his win at the Nike 3on3 Slam Dunk Contest earlier in the weekend, Michael “Airdogg” Stewart joined Haneef Munir, a.k.a. Young Hollywood, Jonathan Clark, Chris Staples, and Steven Mallory in a showcase of gravity-defying and innovating jams at the 2014 Drew League Dunk Contest. Read More »

NBA / Mar 9, 2012 / 11:00 am

Linsanity Re-Examined: Confessions Of A Hater

Jeremy Lin

I promised myself I wouldn’t write another word about Jeremy Lin until he had at least passed the one-month anniversary of the Genesis of Linsanity. (2:4:12: And D’Antoni said to him, “Get in there, Harvard.”)

Contrary to the modern-day sports media model, I didn’t need to immediately crown Lin an NBA superstar, nor did I want to short-change the 23-year-old New York Knicks point guard as the dog’s ass on which the sun decided to shine for a couple of weeks. Seven great games does not make a legend; and at the same time, seven terrible games does not secure one’s spot on the Olowokandi list. So I waited. Read More »

Featured Gallery, Latest News, NBA / Feb 25, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Blake Griffin Is Challenging Kobe For King Of L.A.

Blake Griffin

Few things in life are as certain as death, taxes and the L.A. Clippers’ misfortunes. So excuse me when I say with the most sincerity that a kid from Edmond, Oklahoma, has effectively taken that last tidbit of certainty, cupped its face to his nether regions and slam dunked all over it. I know this, because Blake Griffin showed me so. Read More »