In a bleak week for sports and in general, one moderately pudgy, very fired-up Grizzlies fan went from meme to life-affirming, objectively good emblem for everything we want, and sometimes get, from sports. Thank goodness.
Adam Yauch grew up in public as an artist and a person. He also grew into a pretty good filmmaker, and leaves behind a legitimately fascinating basketball documentary—and basketball document—alongside all those classic Beasties records.
With all due respect to Topps and them, Amelie Mancini makes the world's most interesting baseball cards. The French-born artist's hand-printed cards—dedicated to baseball's victims of weird injuries and ill-advised facial hair—are unlike any other. On the occasion of the debut of her new set, "Marvelous Mustaches," we talked baseball, and baseball cards.
It's May Day everywhere, which means that the weather's fairly nice, and that some people are in the streets making themselves heard, while others are running around and breaking things. In Seattle, this proved to be bad news for Niketown.
The new Brooklyn Nets logo is reportedly the work of minority owner and businessman/business, man Jay-Z himself. It also kind of looks like something the guy who recorded "Hola Hovito" might have designed. Because David is too biased (and ignorant) to grade it, we asked artist buddies Joseph Applegate and David Rappoccio to help out.
Blake Ahearn is not making $10 million this year, despite an amusing Yahoo Sports typo suggesting as much. He is probably the least significant player in the NBA Playoffs. He is also probably cool with all that.