Who really is North America’s best sportswriter?

Last week Slate published a piece declaring Zach Lowe the best sportswriter around today.  While that may be one publication’s opinion, there are certainly other opinions as well.  So this week we asked our staff who their pick would be for North America’s best sportswriter… Liam McGuire: There’s a bunch of candidates for me, Greg Howard (New York Times Magazine), Sean...
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Dave Matthews, Day of the Dead, and Zach Lowe: While We’re Waiting…

My first Dave Matthews Band show was in the spring of 1999. My most recent Dave Matthews Band show was this past Saturday night. I can’t recall, exactly, how many shows there have been—I could if I really put the time in, scouring tour dates and such—but there have been a lot. Most years have been just one show, but some provided multiple. While Blossom has long been the venue...
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Is Zach Lowe “America’s Best Sports Writer”?

If you’re a fan of the NBA, then you’re probably familiar with’s Zach Lowe who has been writing about the Association. He joined Grantland in 2012 and when ESPN put the kibosh on the site, he remained with the Worldwide Leader to cover the NBA. In addition to his articles, fans can see Lowe on ESPN’s daily NBA-centric show, The Jump hosted by Rachel Nichols. Slate’s...
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Hawks in impossible situation with Al Horford free agency

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford heads to free agency this summer and presents one of the most difficult situations the franchise has faced in some time. Horford is a glue guy, one who has mostly acted as the face of the franchise since joining the team in 2007. This year he’s putting on another stellar performance, averaging a 15.4/7.2/1.6 slash line while the Haws remain in the...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves pushed for Ricky Rubio-Khris Middleton swap at deadline

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio survived the 2016 NBA trade deadline, but it looks like he only did so by the skin of his teeth. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Friday, Minnesota made a push to acquire Bucks forward Khris Middleton at the deadline in exchange for the Spanish floor general: After some initial talks, the Wolves told Milwaukee they would swap...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic want to lure big free agents like Al Horford

The Orlando Magic made a few deals prior to the NBA trade deadline this week, but they did not hit the home run they were seeking. It sounds like they have hopes that they’ll be able to land a big free agent though after the season. TNT’s David Aldridge reported that the Magic are looking to make a big splash in free agency. ESPN’s Zach Lowe believes they are likely to go...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers suspect Blake Griffin could miss two months

After originally suggesting that Blake Griffin would only miss 4-6 weeks as a result of suffering a hand injury in an altercation with a team staffer, the Los Angeles Clippers believe their superstar player could miss upwards of two months. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported the news of a lengthier recovery period in a wider discussion of whether or not the Clippers should trade Griffin...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Noah, Hoiberg at odds over who decided star’s bench role

Chicago Bulls first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg intimated earlier this week that Joakim Noah actually offered to come off the bench this season. The only problem with what Hoiberg said is Noah apparently doesn’t quite see it the same way. The Bulls opened the season with Nikola Mirotic in the starting lineup with Noah riding the pine at the opening tip. When asked about the...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Are Redesigning Their Mascot, Pierre The Pelican, To Make Him Look Less Terrifying

The day before this past Halloween, the New Orleans Pelicans introduced their new mascot, Pierre, and he may have been the most terrifying mascot ever seen: Introducing your new mascot Pierre the Pelican! — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 31, 2013 Pretty much the whole world asked itself “Who could possibly have signed off on that thing...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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