The van is parked in front of strip clubs, cul-de-sacs, and in alleyways—two bands face off until a champion emerges or the cops break it up. Or until the game dissolves into a drunken roman candle fight.
For years, I willingly did the economics homework for a number of student athletes. To this day, I don't regret it. Helping them cheat doesn't seem any more unethical than forcing them to learn about how "great" capitalism is in the first place.
Prosanta Chakrabarty took me on a surprisingly thrilling journey through what he calls the fish's "lifestyle," touching on why it's blind, and why it poops sperm into its mouth. Then he burned me for having a small dick.
We talked to several South Sudanese–American artists about how they went from refugee camps in Africa to runway shows and Kanye West videos in Manhattan. Throughout this week, we're publishing their stories.
His Airness confessed to being prejudiced against white people in his new book. He recounts a story where a girl called him the "N-word" and threw a soda at him, which lead him to hate all white people when he was in high school.
Sometimes I'm surprised Blake Griffin has time to play professional basketball. In just about every other ad throughout every break, there he is, dressed up in a red suit trying to sell you a car made by a company whose name sounds like it should be selli…
Alex Owumi is an American ball player who was recruited by Al-Nasr, a team owned by the Gaddafi family. He enjoyed a few months as the team's point guard before the revolution broke out in February of 2011.
March Madness has a way of bringing out every coach's most virulent "I am not fucking around" tics. The result is a rainbow of dad rage, from Tom Crean's anguished ham to Roy Williams's pooping squat.
Rival high schools in New York State are beefing after a tightly contested playoff basketball game saw fights break out in the stands, racist tweets sent to players, students suspended, and school superintendents exchanging tersely worded public statement…
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are excluded from the social and political sphere. They are prohibited from pursing citizenship, working in high-skilled professions, and owning property in the country. But a team of Palestinian teenage girls have found a
As a high school student in the early 2000s, Lenny Cooke was ranked higher than LeBron James. But due to a string of poor decisions, Lenny never made it to the NBA. I talked with the playground legend about failure, redemption, the current state of the NB…
The WNBA barely registers with most Americans, but for a small band of dedicated fans, there's nothing more important. I decided to check out a game to find out what makes the WNBA so vital for certain people, but the butt of jokes for others.
After making basketball history playing alongside the North Korean National Team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and the Harlem Globetrotters sat down for a meal with the North Korean players. They discussed highlights from the game and their reactions to
As I age, my ear is retuning itself; I can finally hear something other than "ugh" watching the San Antonio Spurs play, which is cool, except how it parallels suddenly finding a 'Rod Stewart Sings the Standards' record soulful and great.
Johnny from Children Collide is releasing a solo mini-album under the name Fascinator and we're premiering the first video. Warning: do not watch if you're not into pretty girls in bikinis playing basketball.
Derrick Rose, who won an MVP award in 2011 then wrecked his ACL and has been out for a year, has spent the last week getting kicked around by tough-guy sportswriters outraged that he's not back on the floor in his Chicago Bulls' series against the Miami H…
By day, Yonsan Johnson is an electrical engineer who ekes out the equivalent of $2,400 a year in a factory in northern China. By night, though, he manages the Chinese Joe Johnson Fan Club, and he has accumulated and edited what is likely the world's large…