Nick Greene, Slate

Nick Greene


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Giannis Antetokounmpo Graduates From Hypothetical to Mythological

He’s earned the right to talk a little trash. → Read More

Greek Philosopher Giannis Antetokounmpo Delivers a Master Class in Living in the Moment

The Bucks star is the only sage who can provide an example of his teachings in the form of a monster dunk. → Read More

Giannis’ Block on Deandre Ayton Debased the Laws of Physics

How the Finals ends will determine how it gets remembered. → Read More

The Universe Wanted a Suns-Bucks Finals

Who are you to argue with the universe? → Read More

The College Baseball Announcer Who Made the Catch of the Year

“I think it was probably going 90, 95 miles per hour when it arrived.” → Read More

Zion Williamson Is Basically on the Knicks Now

It’s as if he has always harbored a single-minded desire to join the team, something that is easier to believe if you ignore enough things. → Read More

The Teen “Ginger Assassin” Who Just Made Bowling History

Anthony Neuer’s 7-10 split is as special as it gets. → Read More

Aaron Rodgers Could Actually Be the Next Host of Jeopardy!

The Green Bay quarterback has no right to be as good at this as he is. → Read More

Top-Seeded COVID-19 Looking to Topple the Field at March Madness

To be clear, this is bonkers. → Read More

Wait, Are the Knicks Good Now?

The shock of being a game over .500 may prove to be fatal. → Read More

The unexpected connection between Lebron James and NASA's Mars landing

The following is an excerpt from 'How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius', a 2021 book by Nick Greene, a contributing writer for Slate. "I think that interplanetary travel is more like passing in basketball," planetary scientist Emily Lakdawalla tells Greene. → Read More

Behold the Terrifying Splendor of Zion Williamson, Point Guard

Karl Malone doing a passable John Stockton impersonation. → Read More

Steph Curry Is Still Steph Curry, and He Is Pulling Off Something Remarkable

Curry has managed to live up to our memories of him, even though the situation in which he’s forced to do it has totally changed. → Read More

How Tampa Bay Turned Super Bowl LV Into an Old-School Blowout

Somehow they made Patrick Mahomes look like Chris Chandler. → Read More

What an Astrophysicist Sees in Basketball That You Don’t

A scientist who closely watches NBA defenses describes how they remind him of a cosmic dance. → Read More

The Many Ways the Packers’ Dumb Decision Was Very, Very Dumb

The fourth-quarter play gave Green Bay 9 percent odds of winning, which … is not great. → Read More

The Detroit Lions’ New Head Coach Is Obsessed With Biting Off Kneecaps

The Dan Campbell experience: toughness, civic pride, cannibalism. → Read More

Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers Is All in Our Heads

Two GOATs passing in the night. → Read More

The Cleveland Browns’ Cinderella Story Is Brought to You By a Deadly Virus

They may not have gotten to run through their plays in pads, but Cleveland did have experience playing in the midst of a plague. → Read More

The Dallas Cowboys Lead the NFL in Potential Superspreader Events

The health and safety of fans is in the hands of people who are financially incentivized to ignore the health and safety of fans. → Read More