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Sports Reporter — Grantland
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A product of these Times-- LA and NY. Now at the WWL's I write letters that become words that become stories.

1990s Orlando Magic Oral History — "Our owner, Rich DeVos, said, 'Why not us? Why not now?' Everybody was saying we're too young to win a championship. We hadn't suffered enough. Little did we know, we would be suffering by the end." -Tree Rollins They were destined for greatness.

Five funnier parodies of Silicon Valley culture than HBO’s “Silicon Valley” — Tonight is the Season 2 premiere of HBO's "Silicon Valley". A lot of people in Silicon Valley seem to like this show. I am not one of them. I probably watched last season's episodes only to come into work the next morning and complain about the show to my colleagues at Nuzzel.

The Fastest Mouth in the West — Draymond Green had just finished his stellar career at Michigan State the last time he shared a court with his aunt. Annette Babers, a former basketball star for MSU's women's team, was one of Green's first mentors in the sport. She had told Green he could win every game - except when he played against her.

After the Crash " — The boy needed a nudge from his mother. "Tell everybody where Daddy is," Kendall Phills instructed her 3-year-old son. "Daddy is in heaven with the angels," Bobby Phills III told several hundred mourners at Charlotte's Central Church of God before returning to the crowd and embracing his year-old sister, Kerstie.

Nuzzel Custom Feeds and the Future of Online News — Nuzzel's current app and website focus on showing the top news stories that your friends have shared. (We also have a friends of friends feed, and you can browse other people's Nuzzel feeds). People love using Nuzzel this way, both in San Francisco and around the world.

Nuzzel Around The World — Some of the journalists or Silicon Valley technology investors who love Nuzzel seem to have the impression that Nuzzel is mostly popular in New York or San Francisco. In reality, although Nuzzel is still a small and young company, we have users all over the world.

Stop Calling Mike Conley Jr. Underrated — It was halftime of a game five years ago, and Lionel Hollins was scolding Mike Conley. The Memphis Grizzlies coach was denouncing Conley's performance, peppering his language with expletives. Conley didn't think he'd played that poorly. The Grizzlies had been mildly out of sorts, fumbling their way to 11 turnovers in the first two quarters.

Everybody Loves Mike — When the Orlando Magic traded Mike Miller in 2003, Tracy McGrady's constant complaining about the deal irritated coach Doc Rivers. Miller had been McGrady's best friend on the team - and one of his best friends in general - when Orlando made Miller the centerpiece of a deal with Memphis for then-rookies Drew Gooden and Gordan Giricek.

Noah’s Spark " — Joakim Noah was 5 years old the first time his father, Yannick, gave him a tennis lesson. A crowd gathered as Yannick, a French sports icon, analyzed his son's strokes. After maybe 10 lessons, Joakim quit tennis.

Improving the Nuzzel iPhone App (with Pocket & Buffer) — It seems like longer, but the Nuzzel iPhone app launched only a few months ago. We were honored to have our app featured in the App Store, and so far the app has received over 80 ratings, with an average of 5 stars!
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Apr 26, 2015

RT @SpearsNBAYahoo: While coach Monty Williams expressed love for Pels fans, jeers caused him to tell his family to stay home some games.

Apr 21, 2015

Called Mo Cheeks for a recent story. Asked if I could ask ?s off record for background. He straight up said, 'no.' Gotta respect that.

Apr 19, 2015

RT @mcten: New column: I sat down 1-on-1 w/ @KingJames to talk about his place in the game and the challenge of staying on top

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