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KD in Limbo, All-NBA Arguments, and the Dangers of Sports Specialization With Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and ‘Range’ Author David Epstein

Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor and Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the All-NBA teams, the Warriors with and without KD, and more

Are the Bucks Out of Answers for the Raptors?

Kawhi Leonard had one of the best games of his career, putting Toronto just one game from its first NBA Finals

Happy Memorial Day Weekend From ‘Tea Time’ and Pitbull

Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’ Exit Survey: Why Does This Movie Exist?

Disney is releasing its third live-action remake of a beloved animated classic this year alone—is this overflooding the market or is it a smart strategy for bolstering its incoming streaming platform?

‘Game of Thrones’ S8E6: “The Iron Throne”

Mal and Jason explore how duty shapes the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones’

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LeBron James Hits the Recruiting/Tampering Trails

After years of transitioning to Chill Mode in the offseason, James is taking a more proactive approach to landing a superstar teammate this summer. That, plus a look at how Klay Thompson’s All-NBA snub could affect his free agency, and more scuttlebutt from around the league.

Pressing Questions About ‘Aladdin,’ Answered

A dive into Disney’s latest remake of an animated classic (that is mostly focused on reckoning Will Smith’s haunting portrayal of Genie)

A Feast of O’s: The Yankees Are Fueling Their Success by Eviscerating the Orioles

The injured Bronx Bombers are making a mockery of the Birds this season. And it may be the difference in the AL East come September.

If BTS Broke the K-Pop Mold, NCT Is Creating a New One

Twenty-one members, originating from six countries, within a supergroup spawning a collection of sub-units who sing in four different languages … so far. NCT is proving that the future of K-Pop stardom is expanding way beyond Korea.

Four Takeaways From the 2018-19 All-NBA Teams

Supermax eligibility, LeBron extends his streak, and … Dwyane Wade gets a second-team vote? That and more from Thursday’s All-NBA announcement.

Katie Silberman’s Comedy Empire

The writer behind ‘Booksmart’—and ‘Set It Up,’ and ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’ and your next favorite rom-com, coming soon—is shaping a new wave of female-led, genuinely funny films. And she’s just getting started.

Watch the Final Episode of ‘Talk the Thrones’

It’s time to say goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones’!

‘Booksmart’ Is the Movie You Wish Had Existed When You Were a Teen

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut captures something never seen before in a teen comedy

Build Your Perfect High School Movie Cast

Every film within the genre features characters who fit into clearly defined archetypes. Why not have a little fun with that?

The 25 Best High School Movies

In honor of ‘Booksmart’ joining the illustrious genre on Friday, here are the best films about cliques, camaraderie, and coming of age

The Definitive ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Rankings

The eight-season saga may be over, but we’ll be watching these episodes from this day until our last

The Lonely Island’s Latest Is … About José Canseco and Mark McGwire?

‘The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience’ is the perfect marriage between the weird and whimsical trio and Netflix, a streamer with endless freedom and impact

Why It’s So Hard for Remakes Like ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ to Meet Expectations

The reminiscence bump makes you recall things from your formative years with the sharpest clarity, so when new re-creations fall short—poof—your childhood is ruined

Giannis and Kawhi Are Perfect Foils for Each Other, It Turns Out

With the Eastern Conference finals tied up, it might be time to consider what this series means to Antetokounmpo and Leonard, two superstars ready to jump-start the next phases of their careers

Let It Grow: The Appification of Plants Is Helping Owners Keep Them Alive

As the houseplant trend rises, tech startups are providing everything from delivery to watering reminders to analysis of your home’s lighting conditions—all so your greenery doesn’t die

The Ringer’s Post-Lottery NBA Mock Draft and Big Board

New Orleans landed the no. 1 pick and is in position to take Zion. How could the rest of the first round shake out?

The AEW ‘Double or Nothing’ Primer

What you need to know about wrestling’s hottest new promotion before its inaugural PPV event

Five Ways the 2010 Draft Affected—and Is Still Affecting—the NFL

Nine years ago, players like Antonio Brown, Ndamukong Suh, Earl Thomas, and Gronk entered the league. That group has shaped the sport over this past decade, and they’ve seen a renewed relevance this spring.

Remembering David Lynch’s ‘The Straight Story’

Twenty years ago, this G-rated, Disney-released, plaintive, and naturalistic tale of an aging man’s tractor journey across the heartland arrived at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s still an outlier in Lynch’s wild-at-heart filmography, and also one of his best movies.

The Long Spite: Was the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale the Most Hated Ever?

The data says no. But it’s pretty damn close.

How the First Arab American Movie Star Foretold a Century of Muslim Misrepresentation

Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin,’ a tentpole film featuring actors of Tunisian, Egyptian, Indian, and Iranian heritage, is a breakthrough for representation in Hollywood. This is the story of the hundred years before it.

The WNBA Is at a Crossroads

The 2019 season marks the league’s last under its current CBA, and as tales have popped up over the past year—of players being poorly compensated, franchises being thrust out of their arenas, and teams not being treated with professionalism—the WNBPA’s upcoming fight could be its most important yet

Instead of Erasing Its Fab Five Past, Michigan Embraces It With Juwan Howard Hire

Howard is the latest former NBA All-Star to coach his alma mater. His return is an opportunity for the Wolverines to embrace a period in their basketball history that they have long tried to forget.

Ask the Maester: Wait a Second … Who Just Made Bran King?

The council that elected Bran in the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale raises some questions. Plus: What’s west of Westeros?

Is Anthony Davis’s Best Chance at a Big Three in New Orleans, or Somewhere Else?

Now that the Pelicans will ostensibly get Zion with the no. 1 pick in this year’s draft, things are looking up. But is that the best situation AD could find himself in this season, or do the Lakers, Knicks, and even the Clippers present better options?

The Early Presidential Candidates Have Wasted Their Time—and Ours

Beto O’Rourke is eager to relaunch his campaign. Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand have all but vanished. And has anyone heard from Cory Booker? An early and overeager bunch of Democrats have put the presidential race in sharp relief.

Not Just Puppies: How ‘John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum’ Turned Animals Into Action Stars

‘Parabellum’ builds entire set pieces around dogs and horses—a strategy that required a lot of training (and a good amount of protective gear)

My Journey With Lil Miquela, or the Life Cycle of Instagram Fandom

She’s an effortlessly chic hottie pulsing with zeitgeisty cultural capital. She’s also fake. But her influence reveals the reality of online identity and the internet economy.

Toronto’s Role Players Stepped Up. Now We Have a Series.

The Raptors defended home court in games 3 and 4, and now they are in position to throw off Giannis’s coronation

The 2019 NFL Contract-Year All-Stars

Players like Bobby Wagner, Michael Thomas, Dak Prescott, and A.J. Green have contract negotiations on the horizon. If they go into the season on the last year of their deals, their performances could make or break their bank account next offseason.

Give Will Smith a Sparring Partner and He’ll Give You Greatness

The Fresh Prince, who returns this week in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ reboot, has always been capable of transcendence. But he’s never been better than when he has a worthy onscreen match.

No Country for Old-fashioned Network TV Shows

The fun-for-fun’s-sake ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ is gone too soon, another victim of broadcast television’s inability to catch up with streaming