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instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »

instagram / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Hits Home Run At Richard Sherman’s Celebrity Softball Game

Kobe Bryant, Jamal Crawford, Gary Payton

Kobe Bryant had a whirlwind visit to Seattle this weekend. After stopping by the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am and getting a nice compliment from Crawford, he played in the celebrity softball game for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. He played pretty well, too, as you’ll see. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:00 am

Jamal Crawford Calls Kobe Bryant “This Generation’s Michael Jordan”

Jamal Crawford

The Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am this weekend in Seattle saw Kobe Bryant stop by to take in the action; Bean was also in town to play in Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game. Crawford took a few minutes to introduce Kobe before he came into the gym, and that’s when compared Mamba to Michael Jordan. Read More »

instagram / Jul 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron Asks Fans Which Jersey Number He Should Wear For The Cavs

LeBron James No. 6 or No. 23

Upon his return to Cleveland, LeBron James has a decision to make: should he wear the No. 23 he wore during his first seven seasons in Cleveland, or the No. 6 he wore when he won two championships and appeared in four NBA Finals during his run in Miami? It’s a conundrum James is asking fans to help answer. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jul 14, 2014 / 3:45 pm

J.R. Smith Calls Out Rihanna On Instagram

Rihanna

During the 2014 NBA Playoffs, Bajan pop singer Rihanna made the rounds for an impressive — i.e. approaching Jimmy Goldstein levels — number of games. J.R. Smith didn’t appear in any playoff games this year, but the 2013 Sixth Man of the Year and victim of a Riri tongue-lashing after going out clubbin’ during the playoffs two season’s ago, uploaded a pic to Instagram appearing to mock singer’s shifting allegiances. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Jul 14, 2014 / 9:30 am

LeBron Spots Streaker During World Cup In Brazil

LeBron James

When LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland last Friday, he said, “I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.” Well, before work, there was the matter of attending the FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil. Read More »

instagram / Jul 13, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Shaq Provides Context To LeBron’s Move On Instagram

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal played 19 seasons in the NBA and suited up for six different teams in the process. Though he’ll be best remembered for his days with the Los Angeles Lakers, O’Neal came to superstardom with the Orlando Magic and won an additional title with the neighboring Miami Heat. He even played for three different franchises in the final three years of his career. As LeBron James takes some heat for returning to Cleveland, Shaq provided some clever, self-deprecating context to that decision and the state of The King’s career. Read More »

instagram / Jul 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins’ Ferocious Dunk At Cavs Summer League Practice

Andrew Wiggins

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andrew Wiggins will play his first competitive professional basketball game tomorrow at Las Vegas Summer League against Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks. Wiggins, though, has begun making his mark on July basketball even before that highly-anticipated matchup. In a Cavaliers practice at Impact Basketball, the 19 year-old phenom showed off the elite athleticism that him the number one pick in the draft with a powerful, high-flying, two-handed dunk. Read More »

instagram / Jul 10, 2014 / 12:00 pm

DeMar DeRozan Hones His Handle At Wal-Mart

DeMar DeRozan

Basketball never stops in the NBA. The draft and free agency combine to make the scheduled offseason seem like anything but, and players have summer commitments to national teams, pro-ams, camps, endorsers, and more in addition to needing rest before the grind begins again in the fall. That can leave little time for individual training, and DeMar DeRozan is making sure he gets his work in whenever he can. Read More »

instagram / Jul 8, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Jonas Valanciunas Tries Teaching Raptors Dancers Lithuanian Moves

Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors

Raptors 6-11 big man Jonas Valanciunas finished his second year in the NBA when Toronto was eliminated from the first round of the playoffs after a brutal Game 7 home loss to the Nets. During the offseason, the 22-year-old center decided it was time to show the Raptors dance team his native Lithuanian moves and wardrobe. Read More »