The NBA Draft is a coal mine of coded language. I plumbed the history of one of the draft's seemingly benign tropes for the Shocker. Read it here. https://medium.com/the-shocker/the-nba-drafts-men-of-mystery-a-survey-and-hypothesis-3c5ebefcecf2
In a feeble attempt to redeem the hundreds of hours I spent looking for the right car on Craigslist, I wrote about my maiden voyage in the whip I wound up with. It's up at Jalopnik.
I posted this on Facebook back in April after the Heat were eliminated from playoff contention on the last day of the season. The Heat are playing in LA this afternoon so I thought I would share it. My first (full) regular season reporting on the NBA just ended so I just wanted to say … Continue reading Why the Heat were different
This fall I started a Master's program in Planning at USC. This project is part of a semester-long treatment of the Dodger Stadium site. It's important to remember, as an offramp lifts you from the 110 and guides you onto a newly repaved incline, which will take you to a parking lot, where you will … Continue reading An audio-visual geography of Chavez Ravine
Jamal Murray has been one of if not the most promising rookie from the 2016 draft class. Drafted seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets, Murray has seen his minutes fluctuate on one of the NBA's deepest and most decentralized teams (the Nuggets' 107.5 points per game places them 7th in the league, but their leading scorer averages only 17). … Continue reading A chat with Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets rookie guard
For VICE Sports, I reviewed the newly open-to-the-public Sports Museum of Los Angeles and interviewed its founder, curator, and owner of its delightful collection of baseball memorabilia. I wound up writing about its unique approach to baseball history. It's open all day on Saturdays--definitely worth checking out.
Ever since the 76ers purchased an esports team I've been following venture capital in sports more closely. I got to do some background work on it in the course of researching a profile of an Israeli startup called WSC, which I did for the Jewish Journal. WSC automates highlight production for the NBA, Champions League, and … Continue reading Sports venture capital and WSC