It’s NBA All-Star weekend! While the game itself is hot garbage, there are some great stories that come from so many superstars in one place. Enjoy!
Dave Chappelle threw a “juke joint” party in New Orleans over the weekend that included several former NBA players and impromptu concerts from Chance the Rapper, Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest, Estelle, and the St. Boogie Brass Band.
Adam Mares of Vice Sports does a great job of breaking down the why’s and how’s of Golden State’s dominance.
Thomas Beller of The New Yorker breaks down the NBA All-Star Saturday night festivities.
Nico Mannion is a 15-year-old Instagram phenomenon with his basketball skills. Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated explores the struggles of balancing athletic fame with navigating adolescences.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., easily one of the most likable athletes in America, gives ESPN the Magazine an intimate look at his comeback to racing after returning from a concussion last season.
Dan O’Neil of the St Louis Post-Dispatch gives a final farewell and an honest take on the state of journalism as he accepts his “voluntary severance package”.