Today is the first day of the playoffs, everyone should start keeping a running tally of every time someone implies that the NBA is crooked and wants [insert team] to win

On the bottom floor of the Top Rank Boxing offices, there is an unlabeled white door. Beyond that, a steel door that resembles an oversized bank vault. Beyond that, a third door; and, finally, a room filled with thousands of tapes.

Of Top Rank’s dozens of employees, only a handful are allowed inside. They need a key fob, a safe combination and a key to gain entry. The tapes occupy a series of gray metal shelves in a cramped room with no windows. The room they enter has its own generator and is built to withstand natural disasters, fires, even bombs. 

If that all seems excessive, consider the value of the contents stacked inside. Those tapes number over 10,000, date back to 1970 and contain, by conservative estimate, at least 25,000 fights. Muhammad Ali is in there. So are Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

"If the building blew up, the vault survives," says Todd DuBoef,  Top Rank’s president. "They told us we could rent out space in the vault to banks or casinos to stash valuables."

It’s hard to quantify just how much the collection is worth. It’s like art in that way, valuable only if someone is willing to pay for it. Still, one boxing archive sold to ESPN years ago for a reported $100 million.

Most vicious knockout ever?

The media is attacking Marshawn Lynch for not wanting to talk to them. I wonder why he would feel that way, they’re such nice people. 

The media is attacking Marshawn Lynch for not wanting to talk to them. I wonder why he would feel that way, they’re such nice people. 

Anonymous asked: Why don't Kent Bazemore get more minutes

His bench game is too raw. 

Patty Mills really trying to make a run for the throne with that towel waving, but Bazemore is really not here for the bullshit. 

The Warriors could use him on the floor, but the bench needs him more.

ESPN SportsScience: Why Is Seattle’s CenturyLink Field So Loud?

Sometimes it be like that

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