David Roth

David Roth is a former VICE Sports staff writer.

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Summer League Is Built For Lonzo Ball

The NBA Summer League is something looser, goofier, and decidedly different from the actual NBA. In Vegas, Lonzo Ball fit in perfectly.
David Roth
7.19.17
nba

The Five Bleakest 'NBA Jam' Pairings in the NBA Circa Now

In 1993, an arcade classic turned two-on-two basketball into a goofy, psychedelic dunkfest. In a 2017 reboot, you would still have to include the Orlando Magic, sadly.
David Roth
7.3.17
Throwback Thursday

That Time Michael Jordan Allegedly Ran Up a Million-Dollar Golf Debt

Just before the 1993 NBA Finals, one of Jordan's golf buddies published "Michael & Me: Our Gambling Addiction...My Cry For Help!" The book is forgotten, but its lesson is not.
David Roth
6.15.17
olympics

Go Ahead And Get Excited About 3-On-3 Basketball In The Olympics

It almost certainly won't be as cool as it could be, because the IOC is like that. But let's dream on it for a minute.
David Roth
6.4.17
enes kanter

OKC's Enes Kanter - A Staunch Critic of the Turkish President - Says His Homeland Have Been Pursuing Him Around the World

Indonesia sent agents of its secret service and army to a high school gym, at Turkey's request, where Kanter had recently held a basketball clinic.
David Roth
5.22.17
Sports

Let This Exercising Golden Retriever Help You Understand Sports

Dogs can't do crunches. Dogs don't need to do crunches. This dog is kind of trying to do crunches.
David Roth
5.21.17
enes kanter

NBA Star Enes Kanter - Critic of Turkish President - Detained at Airport and Faced Deportation

The Turkish-born center has been critical of Turkey's increasingly autocratic president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. If he's deported, it could land him in jail.
David Roth
5.21.17
nba

Kobe Bryant Is Still Obsessed

In his new life as a "storyteller," Kobe is still telling the same story he did as a player.
David Roth
5.8.17
The Big Questions

Here's NY Jets Legend Joe Namath Talking About North Korea With Karl Rove On Fox News

Finally, an answer to the question everyone is asking: what does Broadway Joe think about Donald Trump's foreign policy?
David Roth
5.4.17
nfl draft

Remembering Eric Swann: The NFL Draft's Last Great Unknown

In 1991, the Phoenix Cardinals selected a 340-pound 20-year-old who had never played a down of college football with the sixth pick of the draft. It worked out.
David Roth
4.27.17
priceless collectibles

Bong Puffer Forever: The Story Of History's Chillest Baseball Card

Jung Bong and Brandon Puffer were pretty obviously not future stars when they appeared together on a 2003 Topps Future Stars card. It didn't matter.
David Roth
4.20.17
big red sons

Can You Spare A Dollar To Get Western Kentucky's Mascot A New Suit?

It's not easy being Big Red, what with all the wear and tear of life as a mascot. So Western Kentucky is crowdfunding a new suit for college sports' big red son.
David Roth
4.18.17
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