But for a while, in the early years of Kevin Durant’s career, in Oklahoma City, it was innocent. I’d like to remember that — that it happened. I’m sure this isn’t the only time it’s happened, but it’s the only time it’s happened to me. I wish everyone who loves sports could experience something like it.
But sorry, that’s the loss talking. Nothing is innocent. It only seems that way because you don’t know it’s not, or because you ignore the fact that you do know.
What I meant to say was: Sports is the worst. It sucks. I hate it. — Oklahoma City Thunder lose to the Memphis Grizzlies - Grantland
I am sitting in the bowels of FedExForum watching the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls play a basketball game. It is 45 minutes and 29 seconds until the tip-off of tonight’s Grizzlies game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
I’m watching with a bunch of TV cameramen. They all hate Nate Robinson. I also hate Nate Robinson. In this, we are united.
These guys have some stories.
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Anything that name parts of OS X “CoreOS files” should probably be avoided.
“It allow you to make your mac your own”
Any sane basketball fan should be mourning for the Thunder and for themselves. Not because they look shaky without Westbrook; what team doesn’t lose a bona fide superstar and then experience some aches and pains? Instead, we should allow ourselves to admit that Durant/Harden/Westbrook was a glorious thing and miss it profoundly. —
Back on the block at GQ to get all emotional about the post-James Harden Thunder. (via bethlehemshoals)
Read this. Also, go Grizzlies.
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Horned lizards shoot jets of blood from their eyes for distances of up to five feet. I don’t know why they do this because whenever I reach the phrase “shoot jets of blood from their eyes” in an article I just stop there and stare at it until I need to lie down.
And remember that no matter how inhabitable Memphis may seem, they’re not the hollow cultural mortuary that is Nashville. You want to ride with the River City, if only because you’d rather have the city of Memphis as a friend rather than an enemy. — Adopt an NBA playoff team: The Memphis Grizzlies - SBNation.com
It was always going to be something like this. After the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996, it wasn’t going to be a big event. It wasn’t going to be the Super Bowl. Or the World Series. Or college basketball’s Final Four. It was going to be a happy gathering that everyone took for granted. It was going to be the average college football game. It was going to be a small college basketball game. It was going to be the Boston Marathon, one of the last big open events in a society closing in on itself from every direction. — Charles Pierce, “You Are Not Safe Here” - Esquire