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  1. NBA Betting Lines: Kyrie vs. Dipo, Knicks-Celtics, and Dwight Com...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    We have reached the dog days of the betting season. What once was clear, robust conviction has devolved into mushy, degenerate gloop. Let's get on with it. Magic at Cavaliers (+2.5) o/u: 194.5 Doesn't matter the metric or the eye-tester, Cle...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  2. An Interview With the YouTube User Who Made a Von WaferDelonte W...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Today's justification for the entire Internet comes from YouTube user Maxim Libert, who, in June 2011 posted "Delonte West & Von Wafer mix," a video that, as the title promises, mixes together highlights of Delonte West and Von Wafer. If you're like ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. We Went There Meets NBA Betting Lines: Paul George OMGWTF

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Last week, My Scrabble Friend had an idea. Because I want to steer as far away from endorsing this as I can, I'll let him explain it himself: Scrabble Friend: There's a prop bet for the first team to score 20 points in a game. These lines actuall...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. NBA Betting Lines: Casualties of a Dice Game

    Jay Caspian Kang

    To date, My Scrabble Friend and I have made 67 bets on the NBA, including the picks from this column, and have won a whopping total of $10. This isn't bad, especially when you factor in the vig, but we have probably invested at least 50 hours in deve...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. NBA Betting Lines: The Horrors of the Atlantic City Bus

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Today's installment of NBA Betting Lines comes to you from a Greyhound parked outside the Atlantic City hospital. It's 9:14 on a Sunday morning. A dense, acrid fog sits over the boardwalk and everything smells like fish guts in the sun. For reasons u...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  6. NBA Betting Lines: Phoenix? Phoenix!

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Happy days are here again! My Scrabble Friend and I went on a run this week thanks to the Phoenix Suns, who have gone undefeated against the spread this year. We have bet and will continue to bet the Suns until Vegas throws out a scare line like Pho ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. NBA Betting Lines: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Smart gamblers are all alike. Every miserable gambler is alike, too. Both are narcissists — the smart gambler believes in the power of his reason to stave off the generations of other smart gamblers who ultimately fall into degeneracy; the mise...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  8. NBA Betting Lines: The Jordan Crawford Special

    Jay Caspian Kang

    When I started this column just two days ago, I had a vague yet visceral premonition that it would end like this. I knew that at some point between now and the NBA Finals, I would doubt our betting process, our logic, our gambling heart. I knew this ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  9. NBA Betting Lines: Into the Void

    Jay Caspian Kang

    I recently sent an uncomfortably large PayPal check to an old friend to cover what I owed him from roughly 80 games of online Scrabble played at stakes between $40 and $240. I average about 340 points per game in Scrabble. My friend, who is mostly il...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. Must Watch: The Sexiest J.R. Smith Music Video on the Internet

    Jay Caspian Kang

    This, via a tip from David Parker. Are you in a private place? Is there a lotion supply nearby? Have you dimmed the lights? Good. Because you're about to hear the sexiest song about J.R. Smith to ever grace the Internet. I only know two thin...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. Lakers Sports Talk Radio: The Texas Two Step

    Jay Caspian Kang

    For the rest of the season, Jay Kang will be processing all the calls into local Los Angeles sports-talk radio shows. Aided by a computer program, Kang will spit out what the computer believes to be the most average question asked about the Lakers. A...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  12. Lakers Sports Talk Radio: Why They (Probably) Won't Make the Play...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Sports talk radio never changes. Kevin from Saugus is Leo from Bensonhurst is Robbie from Schaumburg is Carl on a cell phone on the 280 outside Daly City, and although each of those guys complains in a regional style about regional players, they all ...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  13. Stuck Between Systems: The Ever-Changing Lakers Take On the Rocke...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    How many adjustments does a team need to make before you just throw up your hands and call it broken? If you read any of the papers in Los Angeles or listen to any sports talk radio or scan through the dozens of purple-and-gold blogs, you'd believe t...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  14. We Went There: (Almost) Hitting the Panic Button with the Los Ang...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    An hour before the tip-off, Dwight Howard stood at the free-throw line and yoked up his burden. Three straight shots clanged off the back of the rim. Howard turned to the assistant coach who was standing beside him and raised his eyebrows. The coach ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  15. Psychological Terror and Greivis Vasquez: You Should Be Playing S...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    My first Salary Cap Fantasy Basketball draft occurred entirely online between 16 people who didn't really know one another, and lasted five and a half days. This sounds like hell because it is hell. For the better part of a week, I sat on my couch an...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  16. BOOGIEWATCH and WOOBLY Watch: A Preseason NBA Two-for-One

    Jay Caspian Kang

    This is the first installment of BOOGIEWATCH, the Triangle's running series on the NBA's most compelling, hilarious, and huggable power forward. We will tally all things Boogie, a list that includes dirty looks, headbands thrown in disgust, defensive...

    Blog | October 22, 2012