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FIBA World Cup, GIFs, instagram / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:00 am

Derrick Rose Has Likely Won Team USA Spot

Derrick Rose, Trey Burke

Derrick Rose has been drawing rave reviews for his play in Vegas during Team USA tryouts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. National Team coach Mike Krzyzewksi said Rose was better than four years ago when Rose won the league MVP, and another college coach, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, said he’s been the most impressive player at the camp. So it’s no wonder Rose is making the team as he inadvertently let slip in Vegas yesterday. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, instagram / Jul 28, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch Andre Drummond Block Draymond Green’s Dunk At Team USA Practice

Andre Drummond

Draymond Green has worked tirelessly since his portly days at Michigan State to improve his body and athleticism, emerging as one of the league’s most versatile defenders in the process. He even developed into a sometime highlight reel finisher last season. Green’s rare physical transformation notwithstanding, though, he’ll likely never be ready to challenge Andre Drummond at the mountain top. Read More »

instagram / Jul 27, 2014 / 2:00 pm

LeBron James To Wear No. 23 For Cavs

LeBron James No. 23 Cavs

Earlier this month LeBron James asked fans on his Instagram page if he should go back to the No. 23 he wore during his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers, or should stick with the No. 6 that he wore during four straight Finals appearances and two titles with the Heat? James has made a decision, thanks in no small part to his fan’s reactions. Read More »

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 »