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By: timbersfan, 11:40 AM GMT on April 18, 2014
The World’s Most Exclusive Club
Plenty of rich people can buy a plane or an island, but only 30 of them can say they own an NBA franchise
BY BILL SIMMONS ON APRIL 17, 2014PRINT
There’s a great scene in North Dallas Forty, from all the way back in 1979, when the owner of a fictional football team is watching practice with business associates. He worries aloud about his team’s playoff chances, so one of them responds, “Chris...
By: timbersfan, 12:10 AM GMT on April 17, 2014
NBA Awards Season
Another year of basketball is just about in the books, so here is a look at one man’s ballot
BY ZACH LOWE ON APRIL 15, 2014PRINT
Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it’s time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA’s annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow:
• Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for the first time. These choices come straight off sa...
By: timbersfan, 5:14 AM GMT on April 12, 2014
NBA Mailbag: This Is the End
The league is at a fever pitch, and the only way for Bill Simmons to survive it is to empty his inbox
BY BILL SIMMONS ON APRIL 11, 2014PRINT
I know, I know … we’re two days late with the weekly NBA bag again. In my defense, my entire life revolves around the free-falling Celtics, Chad Ford’s Big Board 8.0 and endless conversation...
By: timbersfan, 5:29 AM GMT on April 10, 2014
Get the Declaration of Independence Tattooed on Your Face: Haim Is in a Nike Ad for U.S. Soccer
APRIL 2, 2014
by KEVIN LINCOLN and RYAN O'HANLON
Kevin Lincoln: Ryan, after seeing Nike’s promotional photos of the Haim girls — Little, Middle, and Boss Haim, I believe their birth names are — wearing the new United States men’s nat...
By: timbersfan, 11:28 AM GMT on April 05, 2014
Fixing the NBA Playoffs
Plus, all your questions answered in this week’s mailbag
BY BILL SIMMONS ON APRIL 4, 2014PRINT
I didn’t write an NBA Bag on Thursday because I knew David Letterman was stepping down. I wrote an NBA Bag because I’ve been doing mailbags ever since I started writing this column in 1997 … and only because I loved Letterman...