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The Best Basketball Sneakers to Wear (and Ball In) Right Now

Forty years ago, basketball sneakers and the kicks you’d wear to do anything else were one in the same. But today, basketball sneakers are iPhone-level technical achievements. They are made for the greatest athletes in the world, and dudes who need sneakers that can stand up for 6’8” guys flying through the air like SupermanContinue Reading “The Best Basketball Sneakers to Wear (and Ball In) Right Now”

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Aaron Judge Will See You Now

He’s an affront to baseball’s lovefest with advanced metrics. Because no matter what esoteric stat you conjure up to measure Aaron Judge’s raw power—bat speed, exit velocity, jaws dropped, pissed-off pitchers—none accurately reflect the experience of having watched the 25-year-old Yankees sensation on his rookie rampage this past season. Day after day, The Judge wouldContinue Reading “Aaron Judge Will See You Now”

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Shohei Ohtani Is Going to Be a Los Angeles Angel for Some Reason

Just the other day I wrote about the seven teams the Japanese Babe Ruth Shohei Ohtani was considering signing with. Among them were plenty of intriguing options. The Seattle Mariners and their built-in Japanese fanbase from the Ichiro days. The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres with their beautiful ballparks. The Cubs and theContinue Reading “Shohei Ohtani Is Going to Be a Los Angeles Angel for Some Reason”

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Jahlil Okafor Makes the Brooklyn Nets Interesting as Hell

On July 12, 2013, the Brooklyn Nets unknowingly signed what has been their death warrant. In what even seemed like a steep price at the time, the Nets traded away three unprotected first round picks and the right to swap picks with the Celtics in 2017 (along with some players, but Gerald Wallace and KrisContinue Reading “Jahlil Okafor Makes the Brooklyn Nets Interesting as Hell”

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Shohei Ohtani Might Be the Future of Baseball—If His Eventual Team Doesn’t Screw It Up

Shohei Ohtani is one of the most captivating potential stars baseball has seen in a long time. The Japanese Babe Ruth, as many have called him, has dominated the competition in the east and done so in the most exciting way possible. He’s both a home-run-hitting outfielder and an ace pitcher. This isn’t a gimmick.Continue Reading “Shohei Ohtani Might Be the Future of Baseball—If His Eventual Team Doesn’t Screw It Up”

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Inside the Awkward, High-Risk World of Arena Wedding Proposals

When Nancy Mousa arrived at Philips Arena with her friend Lauren for an Atlanta Hawks game in November of last year, she had barely settled in and taken a sip of her drink when a Hawks game attendant approached her with a proposition. If she agreed to play a game called Find Harry The Hawk—whereContinue Reading “Inside the Awkward, High-Risk World of Arena Wedding Proposals”

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Here Are the Three Biggest Matches to Look Forward to at the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup group stage draw took place on Friday, and we now know who’ll be facing who before the knockout round of 16 begins. You can find the full list of groups here, with every team playing every other team in their group, with the two highest performers advancing to the knockout stage.Continue Reading “Here Are the Three Biggest Matches to Look Forward to at the 2018 World Cup”