Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast

Robert Silverman

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Past articles by Robert:

Kanye West Storms Out of Interview After Tim Pool Lightly Defends Jews

Ye and his entourage of far-right trolls bailed on a mostly friendly chat with Tim Pool when his antisemitic rants were given the mildest of pushback. → Read More

This Rams Legend Is Hellbent on Tackling the NFL’s Racism

The Hall of Fame running back loves football so much, he is willing to go toe-to-toe with anyone to rectify the racism and health issues the league has wrought. → Read More

How Big-Time Right-Wing Trolls Andy Ngo and Tim Pool Tied Waukesha Killings to Black Lives Matter

They raced to put up facts that supported what appears to be a false narrative about a racially motivated attack. → Read More

Star ESPN Reporter Adam Schefter Has History of Sketchy, Unethical Behavior

A scandal involving NFL insiders also ended up exposing the ultimate “insider” reporter. → Read More

When MLB Star Carlos Delgado Fought Post-9/11 Jingoism

In 2004, the Blue Jays slugger protested the War on Terror and was made into New York’s public enemy No 1. → Read More

ESPN Doesn’t Want to Talk About Conor McGregor’s Rape Case

The “worldwide leader in sports” has largely ignored that McGregor is being sued for rape in the lead-up to his lucrative UFC bout Saturday night—broadcast on ESPN+. → Read More

The Brooklyn Nets Are Betting Big on the NBA’s Three Biggest Weirdos

By teaming up James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant, the Nets have assembled three of the NBA’s most, well, eccentric and media-averse superstars. Will the gamble pay off? → Read More

How Sportswriters Capture the Action From Outside the Bubble

Journalists working from home are figuring out new ways to cover the NBA beat. → Read More

Inside OutKick, the Right-Wing Sports Site Pushing COVID Trutherism

Move over, Fox News, there’s a new bullshit-peddler in town—and it’s a sports website created by a Fox Sports personality. → Read More

How Joe Rogan Made Trans MMA Fighter Fallon Fox’s Life a Living Hell

The UFC commentator turned podcaster led a transphobic smear campaign to have Fox banned from fighting. She didn’t back down then and is still fighting the good fight. → Read More

He Was Cut From Jordan’s Bulls After Standing Up for Rodney King

Craig Hodges played with the legendary 90s Bulls—but after pressing stars like Michael Jordan to speak out about racial injustice, his promising basketball career imploded. → Read More

The NBA Might Lock Reporters Inside Its Disney ‘Bubble’ for 3.5 Months

According to an NBA beat writers association memo obtained by The Daily Beast, reporters who want to cover the resumed season would have to lock down in Orlando for months on end. → Read More

How Did the NBA Push Through 58 Coronavirus Tests When Almost No One Else Can Get Them?

Somehow, with the entire country clamoring for novel coronavirus tests, the NBA managed to arrange 58 COVID-19 tests for its elite celeb athletes in a matter of hours. → Read More

The Donald Trump of the NBA Wages War on Spike Lee, His Team’s Biggest Fan

In alienating his team’s most die-hard fan, New York Knicks owner James Dolan has finally hit rock bottom. → Read More

Barstool Goons Follow Founder’s Order to ‘Attack’ NASCAR Reporter

NASCAR is an official partner of Barstool Sports, but has remained noticeably silent as the site’s chief publicly harasses a reporter covering the racing circuit. → Read More

How Aubrey Huff Went From Two-Time World Champion to Right-Wing Troll

The ex-MLB star drew fire Tuesday for seemingly advocating the sexual assault of Iranian women. He told The Daily Beast it’s all one big “joke” that his critics just don’t get. → Read More

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Deliver Ultimate Insult to the Sad New York Knicks

Sell the team, Dolan. → Read More

Barstool Sports Slut-Shames Mackenzie Lueck, Murdered 23-Year-Old Female College Student

The misogynistic sports website reaches a disgusting new low. → Read More

Barstool Sports Is Still Stealing Content: ‘It’s Like a Criminal Enterprise’

Another content creator was forced to file a DMCA takedown request after Barstool swiped its content. It’s the latest in a long line of complaints against the media company. → Read More

Someone Has To Clean Up After Broadway's Creative Destruction

If you are familiar with the still boyishly handsome but extremely serious actor Ethan Hawke, you know that when stage directions state that a character he’s portraying onstage wields a golf club and then is “seen smashing typewriter methodically,” Hawke will absolutely be smashing the shit out of a typewriter, on stage. And so it was that, in the Broadway production of True West, Sam Shepard’s… → Read More