WILT CHAMBERLAIN

20 Historical NBA Teams That Deserve Books Written About Them

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This Tuesday, the Jack McCallum's Dream Team book is hitting shelves, which will probably make it the most compelling book about a sports team since The Jordan Rules.

NBA

Obama: 'The Bulls Are Going To Win… Eventually'

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I’m a part-time sports blogger and dick-joke-maker, so of course I hate Bill Simmons.

The Wire

Guess the Favorite 'Wire' Character of America's Former Presidents

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President Obama recently appeared on Bill Simmons’s podcast, the B.

The Wire

Obama Does Bill Simmons' Podcast, Claims He Had A Podcast Before Podcasting Was Cool

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Grantland unleashed a bit of a surprise on the world this morning when it <a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/18690/b-s-report-transcript-barack-obama">released a podcast interview</a> President Obama did yesterday with Bill Simmons in the White House (listen to it <a href="http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=7631801">here</a>).

NCIS

What Is the Least Cared About Show on Television?

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I love Grantland* because the writers there have an uncanny ability to take a Tweet-sized thought -- "'90210' is the least cared about show on television" --and expand it into a 2,000-word think piece.

VIDEOS

Blake Griffin Teaches Bill Simmons How To Be A Fan

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Before <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/blake-griffin">Blake Griffin</a> heads back to his day job, one of the last projects of his extended vacation included teaching Grantland mob boss <a href="http://smokingsection.uprox.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> a thing or two about being a fan, specifically, how to celebrate a dunk.

SMOKE BREAK

Grantland To Begin Releasing Quarterlies Of Its Best Writing

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<a href="http://www.grantland.com/">Grantland</a>, Bill Simmons' sports and pop culture-lit brainchild, will begin releasing quarterlies of its best writing through <a href="http://store.mcsweeneys.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/catalog.detail/object_id/7937fb3a-2e7e-4375-b1a8-ad7318e185fb/GrantlandSubscriptionBeginningwithIssue1.cfm">McSweeney's</a> for $19.

NBA

So Much For Those August NBA Meetings

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David Stern took a break from planning his 2-week vacation that sadly never happened to talk to everyone’s favorite self-anointed basketball expert, Bill Simmons, on his podcast last week.

VERNON WELLS

The Dugout by Charles Bukowski

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Last month, I introduced you to Celebrity Guest Dugout Week, a week full of Dugouts written by the biggest and brightest names in sports journalism.

#COMMERCIALS

Morning Links: Must Drink SoBe

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"meh, she's just alright" - The Internet Sports Kate Upton is Good At Commercials - I'm pretty happy that the hottest woman ever's first real moment of celebrity was posing in Sports Illustrated, which has a big SPORTS on the cover, which means I can post her here all I want and it counts as sports.

#PRO WRESTLING

The Dugout by Bill Simmons

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Today on With Leather: I wanted to call it "Celebrity Dugout Week.

SPORTS

When Charles Barkley Realized Michael Jordan Was The Better Player

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/25th-anniversary-of-michael-jordans-63-point-performance-in-boston-garden"> "If you ain't first, you're last." Long before said manifesto came to define Talladega Nights, my ninth grade history teacher ironically preached the same premise. Second place is never celebrated and playing to win is the only way to approach any obstacle in life, especially sports. The NBA, the one league where an individual megastar can turn the tides of a franchise, has become known equally as much for those who have reached the mountaintop as those who never capped off their career with the label of "champion." The record books speak volumes on the difficulty of achieving the feat. Throughout the past 30 years, <a href="http://www.nba.com/history/finals/champions.html">only eight teams</a> have captured the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Spotlight

When Bill Simmons Met Phil Jackson

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=191813"> I grew up with Phil Jackson. Hell, both my mother and grandma love the guy simply because "he's always so cool." The Zen Master commanded the sidelines, winning 11 of the past 20 NBA championships and leaves the game as a living legend. And his prolific, previous success is the reason why the Lakers Game 4 backyard ass whooping felt so much like the end of an era. The incomparable - and diehard Boston Celtics loyalist - <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> caught up with the man who has more rings than fingers to discuss why Father Time eventually put the cap on a historic career and why we have all seen the last of Phil Jackson roaming a sideline.

#Twitter

The Sports World Responds To The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

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In case you haven’t read about it, that Tweet above has Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall in a little hot water this week.

Spotlight

The NBA’s Trade Value According To Bill Simmons

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Simply put, I'm a huge <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> fan.

#the 90s

This Is Actually Happening

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Tomorrow is September 2nd, 2010.

SACRAMENTO KINGS

DeMarcus Cousins Needs a Babysitter

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The Sacramento Kings must be nervous about the emotional maturity of their first round draft pick, DeMarcus Cousins, because there's no other reason the franchise would hire Cousins' high school coach, Otis Hughley.

TAMPA BAY RAYS

Dick Vitale’s “Got What It Takes, Kid”

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Dick Vitale has been a fixture at Tampa Bay Rays games for as long as the franchise has existed.

PODCASTS ARE RETARDATION IN AUDIO FORM

SOMETHING SOMETHING ADAM COROLLA PODCAST

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Look, podcasts are still too tech-intensive to be considered out of Dork Domain yet.


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