Tag: the nba

As the NBA Playoffs Approach, I Have 1 Request: Can We Get Some Fun Basketball Video Games Again?

These ain’t it. Image: Take Two Interactive Like clockwork, every April I begin to pay more attention to the NBA as the playoffs get underway. Now this season, I’ve been watching quite a bit more as my Phoenix Suns are finally going off for the first time in a decade, and I can’t lie, it […]

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J. Cole Opens Up About His Relationships With Drake, Kendrick Lamar: ‘The Competition Part I’ve Stripped Away’

Photo: Tabatha Fireman (Getty Images) Jermaine Lamarr Cole is having one hell of a week. Not only is his latest album, The Off-Season, making the Billboard charts its bitch—it’s projected to sell over 300k in its first week—but the Roc Nation rapper also made his pro hoops debut on Sunday as a member of the […]

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NBA to Recognize Social Justice Efforts With Creation of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Photo: Dominik Magdziak (Getty Images) With more and more NBA players using their platforms and resources to inspire change and fight for social justice, the league has unveiled a new method to laud their individual efforts. Advertisement On Thursday, the NBA announced the creation of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, which will be […]

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Why Not? Twitter Erupts After Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson’s Triple-Double Record

Photo: Patrick Smith (Getty Images) After bullying boxscores for the past 13 seasons, Russell Westbrook has accomplished a feat that was once thought humanly impossible. On Monday night, the nine-time NBA All-Star etched his name in the record books when, after snatching his 10th rebound off of the rim with 8:30 remaining in the fourth […]

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Sorry, LeBron. I Wanna See Russell Westbrook In the Play-In Tournament

Photo: Will Newton (Getty Images) OK, so maybe I was wrong. Entering Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, the battered and bruised Los Angeles Lakers (37-28) were clinging for dear life to the 6th seed in the Western Conference. A win would propel them to the 5th seed—and a likely first-round slobberknocker against either […]

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The Racist Former President Just Called LeBron James a Racist

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) LeBron James isn’t like other former mega stars who allowed their fame to keep them from talking about difficult issues. He understands the power he holds, and as such, he uses his platform to shed light on issues that plague the Black community. Accordingly, James has been vocal about […]

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I Hope You Already Got That Pair of Kobe’s That You Wanted Because If Not, You’re About to Pay Stupid Prices For Them

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” Photo: Panama Jackson On December 24, 2020, Nike (and I presume the Kobe Bryant estate, headed up by his wife Vanessa Bryant) decided to re-release the Nike Kobe Zoom 6 Protro in the green apple/black/volt-crimson colorway. The shoes, affectionately referred to as the “Kobe Grinches” (because of their super green […]

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Scottie Pippen Shares That His Firstborn Son Antron Has Died at the Age of 33

Retired NBA player Scottie Pippin walks the runway during the Kith Sport fashion show on September 7, 2017.Photo: Brian Ach (Getty Images) On Monday, Scottie Pippen shared some tragic news via Twitter. His eldest son Antron died this past Sunday at the age of 33. Advertisement “I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye […]

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Man Saves Wife From Bobcat in Viral Video, Becomes Legend in 2 Games Like Pee Wee Kirkland

Screenshot: Twitter By now, if you’re lucky, you’ve seen this viral video circulating the social medias. In it, a man whose name I do not know (but I imagine we will all learn soon enough; hopefully he isn’t a raging racist or was in D.C. on January 6th, etc.) becomes a legend in 45 seconds. […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Wow. On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter that after 15 seasons in the NBA, he’ll be retiring due to an irregular heartbeat. Advertisement “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried […]

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Sick of Waiting for Jesus to Return? The Big3 Might Be the Next Best Thing

Jamario Moon #8 of the Triplets attends the press conference holding the trophy after his team defeated the Killer 3s to win the BIG3 Championship at Staples Center on September 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Meg Oliphant (Getty Images) Well, hello there. My name is Jay Connor. I hate mumble rap, am obsessed […]

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‘How Many Black Kids Have to Be Killed for No Freaking Reason?’: Sports World Reacts to Daunte Wright Shooting

People gather holding signs and flags before curfew to protest the death of Daunte Wright who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 12, 2021. Photo: Kerem Yucel (Getty Images) In the immediate aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake last August, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to […]

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Dennis Rodman’s Daughter Trinity Is Out Here Just Casually Making Soccer History Like It’s Nothing

Screenshot: fubo Sports Aside from being the daughter of one of the greatest defensive players the NBA has ever seen—sorry, Draymond—Trinity Rodman is really fucking good at soccer. How good are we talking here? Like…historic. Advertisement According to People, the 18-year-old made her auspicious National Women’s Soccer League debut on Saturday, and within minutes of […]

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I Ain’t One to Gossip, but Paul Pierce Might’ve Had a Mid-Life Crisis This Weekend and Was Stupid Enough to Put It on IG Live

Screenshot: @PaulPierce Disney is notoriously strict when it comes to the behavior of its stars both on and off-screen, and while I’m not sure if those same rules apply to ESPN employees—the sports juggernaut was acquired by the House of Mouse back in 1995—I would imagine that after his actions this weekend, NBA great Paul […]

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Kevin Durant Fined $50k for ‘Offensive and Derogatory’ Language…But Also Because Michael Rapaport is Out Here Twitter Snitchin’

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates his three point shot in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on February 05, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions […]

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Delta CEO, Atlanta’s Major Sports Teams Call Out Georgia’s Voting Law; Flood of Corp. Statements After Black Execs Demand More Companies Speak Out

Photo: Daniel Slim (Getty Images) The story of the egregious legislation recently passed by Republican lawmakers in Georgia, which prohibits the handing out of water or food to people standing in line to vote—along with other measures transparently aimed at limiting voting, is not yet over. Advertisement The CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, […]

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How Is This Not a Foul?!

Screenshot: ESPN Confession time! Maybe it’s because I never had the traditional college experience (I sacrificed my health and sanity in the military instead; you’re welcome) or perhaps it’s because I’ve never had the desire to keep up with the constant influx of players and teams (how in the hell do y’all keep up with […]

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NFL Set to Expand to 17-Game Season and Players Don’t Sound Too Enthused About It: ‘Dumb as Hell’

Photo: CHRIS DELMAS (Getty Images) As Raekwon the Chef, Method Man and Inspectah Deck once so eloquently stated: “Cash rules everything around me! C.R.E.A.M., get the money! Dollar, dollar bill, y’all!” Advertisement So, with the NFL more desperate than ever to increase its bottom line after COVID-19 cost teams about $4 billion in lost revenue […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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The Day Sports Stood Still Proves Athletes Reserve the Right to Be Human, Too

Image: HBO For as far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a symbiotic relationship with sports. Advertisement Whether it was throwing the football around in my neighbor’s backyard as a child, or getting clowned at basketball tryouts as an 8th grader because my sneakers had holes in them, or my father chasing me […]

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Miami Heat Become 1st NBA Team to Announce Fully-Vaccinated Sections for Fans, Beginning April 1

A view of the Miami Heat logo on the court during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 22, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and I’ve barely […]

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5 Players Who Are As Good As Gone Before the NBA Trade Deadline

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Do you know what today is? Yes, I know it’s Thursday and your child support is due, but more importantly, today is the NBA trade deadline—the magical day in which teams throughout Adam Silver’s lucrative kingdom make a last-ditch effort to either acquire assets or strengthen their rosters before Kyrie […]

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Washington Football Team Reveal Name Change Could Be Here to Stay

Defensive end Chase Young #99 of the Washington Football Team watches from the sidelines during the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Washington Football Team 30-15.Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) One of my best friends in […]

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Houston Rockets End 20-Game Losing Streak, But Please Keep Coach Stephen Silas In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Screenshot: @LeagueAlerts Stephen Silas doesn’t deserve this. After 20 seasons on the NBA’s sidelines, concealing other coaches’ deficiencies and orchestrating the most efficient offense in the history of the league, the 48-year-old son of Paul Silas was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that far too often eludes his Black peers: He finally became a head […]

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NBA Great Elgin Baylor Dead at 86

Photo: Gus Ruelas (AP) Elgin Baylor, who played for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers during his illustrious 14-year career, has died. He was 86 years old. Advertisement According to the Lakers and ESPN, he passed away peacefully on Monday from natural causes while surrounded by loved ones, including his wife, Elaine, and daughter, Krystal. […]

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Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number: Rookie Anthony Edwards Makes NBA History With 42-Point Explosion

Photo: Steph Chambers (Getty Images) I don’t know what in the hell Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards ate for breakfast on Thursday. But if it makes him play like he did last night, trust and believe his teammates and coaches will be force-feeding it to him every morning for the rest of his life. Advertisement […]

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‘I Should Have More Than Four’: LeBron James Offers His Two Cents on the MVP Debate

Photo: Lintao Zhang (Getty Images) Sustained excellence has its perks, but it can also be a bit of a curse. Because when you routinely excel at something, the general populace tends to take it for granted. Advertisement Enter LeBron James, who last I checked, is somehow averaging 25.8 points, eight dimes, and eight assists per […]

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Mookie Betts Details MLB’s Failures to Address Social Injustice, Become More Inclusive: They ‘Did Not Do a Good Job’

Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers kneels during the national anthem before the Opening Day game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) I sure as […]

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Introducing Not a Sports Show: The Show for Fans Who Need a Little More Than Just Sports

Photo: FICTO.TV (Getty Images) Teena Marie and Rick James are cool, but we all know the greatest duo of all-time is sports and beer. That’s why Anheuser-Busch—more commonly known as the folks behind Budweiser, Bud Light, and your drunken college dorm antics—has joined forces with Panay Films to bless us with Not a Sports Show. […]

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