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  • Or: why commencement speeches, even those by baseball's grumpiest and most self-impressed geniuses, are universally bullshit. But maybe especially ones given by Tony La Russa.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it's "inevitable" that NBA jerseys will feature advertisements and brand logos in the future. "Inevitable" is definitely one word for it.

  • A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.

  • What kind of person suffers through a performance specifically designed to create a very specific type of discomfort? A Knicks fan can probably tell you a little something about it.

  • October 31, 2013
    Happy Amar'e-ween! The Clog

    Amar'e Stoudemire won't be celebrating Halloween, apparently. This is a bummer, and a silly thing to take such a strident stance over, but... more candy for the rest of us?

  • October 30, 2013
    The Knicks, In The Hospital

    The New York Knicks stage-managed their team's media rollout as best they could, and with all the paranoid passion the organization brings to its engagements with the media. Nevertheless, plenty of humanity still seeped into the proceedings—because these were the Knicks, and because that's just the way it works.

  • June 3, 2013
    Pause and Think

    Roy Hibbert said a very wrong, dumb thing when he popped off with a "no homo" during a press conference after Indiana's Game Six win. Wrong as that was to say, he also said it in the wrong place.

  • The general mood at the Sloan Sports and Analytics Conference was that of a happy revolution, and a celebration of good, new ideas overtaking and replacing bad, old ones. But how bloodless is this coup, really, and what would the post-revolution landscape look like?

  • The Sloan Sports and Analytics Conference may not have been quite the revolution as its most ardent acolytes imagined, but a lot of business cards were exchanged anyway. Part one of a two-part dispatch from a land where the GM of the Houston Rockets is something like a king, and all believe that some great change is coming.

  • The man behind the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett/"Your Wife Tastes Like Honey Nut Cheerios" rumor goes by the name "Incarcerated Bob." That's about all we know about him for sure. Well, that and that he is one of the purest expressions of the Sports Internet currently walking the earth.