Kobe Bryant's 'light-skinned' remark hints at NBA's peculiar racial politics

By telling a younger teammate to ‘stop playing like a light-skinned dude’, Kobe put a fine point on what’s made the Warriors a crossover phenomenonAt Tuesday night’s Warriors-Lakers game at Staples Center, it was hard not to notice the vocal contingent of Golden State fans infesting Los Angeles’s home gym.…
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All hail Will Smith and Tom Hardy, Hollywood's bad accent kings

One attempts a Nigerian accent and goes all over the map, the other chews through dialect like a bear on LeonardoAgainst all odds, I got duped by one of those online phishing schemes on Monday. A fake NBA.com store was advertising Kobe Bryant jerseys for 70% off, which struck me…
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Ep. 46: Chuck Klosterman

HBO’s Bill Simmons catches up with Chuck Klosterman to discuss rabid Boston fans, Peyton Manning (7:00 mark), HGH & career preservation (14:00), PED policies and MLB’s steroid era (21:00), Curry’s impact (28:00), Chuck’s Star Wars theory (35:00), the NCAA blowing its New Year’s Eve plan (44:00), Chip Kelly(48:00), Taylor Swift…
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Jalen & Jacoby – Latest in NBA and NFL News

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby breakdown Draymond Green’s continued dominance, plus preview the NFC Wild Card weekend matchup and interview a very specia…
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What's trending in the NFL: Brian Urlacher's new hairdo; every playoff team's kryptonite

Recapping Tuesday’s top stories, which include what Urlacher looks like with hair plugs and the weaknesses of every playoff team from Bill Barnwell.
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Ep. 21: Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman, Bill Simmons, and Reality Steve

On the first episode of Bachelor Party, Juliet Litman talks to Bill Simmons about his wife’s responses to Ben’s first night, the women they like, and why Ben has such a bad haircut. Then, Reality Steve calls in to talk about the state of the franchise, the frontrunners, and predictions…
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Tottenham progress due to much improved defending

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The Easiest Way to Lose 125 Pounds Is to Gain 175 Pounds

I let myself go for a few years and then, on a breezy spring afternoon in San Francisco, I found myself riding my bike down Market Street…Continue reading on Medium »
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Weaknesses, exposed

The AFC’s top seed doesn’t know its starting QB. The No. 6 seed might be the best team — in each conference. In an already bizarre postseason, Bill B…
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Mike Piazza Was More Than A Big Bat

It took four tries, but Mike Piazza looks like a likely candidate for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when voting results are announced…
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