Monday 18th December 2017,
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Joel Embiid Still Exchanges Texts with Former Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie

Joel Embiid Still Exchanges Texts with Former Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie

Joel Embiid is still riding or dying with Sam Hinkie. Though Hinkie stepped down from his position with the Philadelphia 76ers before Embiid ever made his NBA debut, the 7’2″ behemoth still feels a sense of loyalty to his former executive. He has adopted “The Process” as a nickname, a spinoff from the “Trust The [...]

December 13, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

Sorry Cavs Fans(?): LeBron James Buys 2nd Mansion in Cali, Much to the Pleasure of Lakers Fans

Sorry Cavs Fans(?): LeBron James Buys 2nd Mansion in Cali, Much to the Pleasure of Lakers Fans

If real-estate investments portend NBA free-agency decisions, LeBron James needs a new poker face. The four-time MVP, who holds a player option for next season, has apparently purchased a mansion in Brentwood California, making it the second one he’s bought in the area, per the Los Angeles Times‘ Neal J. Leiterbeg: LeBron James has made a [...]

December 8, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

Did LaVar Ball Tweet a Gif of Him Dunking on Donald Trump? Why Yes, Yes He Did

Did LaVar Ball Tweet a Gif of Him Dunking on Donald Trump? Why Yes, Yes He Did

LaVar Ball has taken his rivalry with Donald Trump to a new level. Because, yes, this little beef apparently has another level. A quick recap: LaVar made some waves with POTUS by refusing to thank him for whatever role he played in helping get LiAngelo Ball and two UCLA teammates out of China after they [...]

December 8, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

LeBron James Has Visualized Isaiah Thomas’ Fit with Cleveland Cavaliers By Playing NBA 2K

LeBron James Has Visualized Isaiah Thomas’ Fit with Cleveland Cavaliers By Playing NBA 2K

LeBron James isn’t worried about squeezing Isaiah Thomas into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation and offensive tendencies once the All-Star point guard full recovers from a hip injury he suffered towards the end of last season. Because he’s basically figured out how everything will work…by playing NBA 2K. From ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin: LeBron James says he’s [...]

December 7, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

Warriors Shot The Lights Out…Literally

Warriors Shot The Lights Out…Literally

The recent era of Golden State Warriors basketball has produced the greatest long-range shooting team in NBA history. The Warriors possess two of the greatest shooters in NBA history in Steph Curry (greatest shooter of all-time, no debate) and Klay Thompson, and one of the greatest pure scorers in NBA history in Kevin Durant. The [...]

December 4, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Kobe Bryant Recently Gave Stephen Curry Advice on How to…Play with an Injured Ring Finger

Kobe Bryant Recently Gave Stephen Curry Advice on How to…Play with an Injured Ring Finger

Stephen Curry had a problem leading into the Golden State Warriors’ most recent matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers: The ring finger on his shooting hand was in pain. So what was he to do? Contact the only person in a position to help him, of course: Retired NBA legend and lifetime Laker Kobe Bryant. [...]

December 1, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

So LaVar Ball Sent a Pair of Lonzo Ball’s Signature Shoe to Donald Trump After All

So LaVar Ball Sent a Pair of Lonzo Ball’s Signature Shoe to Donald Trump After All

Will this weird, and most recently one-sided, LaVar Ball-Donald Trump rivalry/mutual dislike/soap opera ever end? Maybe. But not right now. After promising to send the President of the United States a pair of Lonzo Ball’s signature shoes, the ZO2s, it seems that LaVar has delivered. TMZ Sports caught up with Papa Ball again (because why [...]

December 1, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

Enes Kanter Trolls LeBron James Again After Knicks Win Over Miami…This Time with an ‘Arthur’ Gif

Enes Kanter Trolls LeBron James Again After Knicks Win Over Miami…This Time with an ‘Arthur’ Gif

Remember how we said to know better than to expect the LeBron James-Enes Kanter beef to fade off into the sunset, or at least until the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks meet again in April? Well, this is us, basking in the told-you-so waters. One night after trolling LeBron for his first career ejection, [...]

November 30, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 0

Enes Kanter Expertly Roasts LeBron James After 1st Ejection of NBA Career

Enes Kanter Expertly Roasts LeBron James After 1st Ejection of NBA Career

LeBron James earned his first-ever ejection late in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tuesday night matchup with the Miami Heat. And to answer your question: Yes, he appeared just as surprised as you seem right now. The ejection itself was inconsequential. The Cavaliers were up by 23 points at the time and had [...]

November 29, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 1

LaVar Ball Planning to Send Donald Trump Some ZO2s ‘So He Can Calm Down a Little Bit’

LaVar Ball Planning to Send Donald Trump Some ZO2s ‘So He Can Calm Down a Little Bit’

The LaVar Ball-Donald Trump saga has reached a new level: mock peace offerings. TMZ Sports caught up with LaVar over the weekend and pressed him a tiny bit about his previous CNN appearance and the equivalent of free advertising he racked up in the process. This, naturally, led to LaVar saying he would be sending [...]

November 27, 2017 dfavale Offbeat 1