Thursday 18th October 2018,
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NBA To Ban Kanye West’s New Basketball Shoe

NBA To Ban Kanye West’s New Basketball Shoe

In addition to being a rapper (and a full-fledged lunatic), Kanye West has been a shoe designer for some time now. People flock and pay ridiculous amounts of money when his newest “Yeezy” shoes drop and he has recently released his first basketball shoe. The NBA won’t allow its players to wear the shoe this [...]

October 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

JaVale McGee Says Former Warriors Teammate Kevin Durant Can ‘Rap For Real’

JaVale McGee Says Former Warriors Teammate Kevin Durant Can ‘Rap For Real’

Are you impressed by Kevin Durant’s rap skills? If so, you have something in common with JaVale McGee. Speaking with ESPN The Magazine’s Sam Alipour, the former Golden State Warriors center spoke to KD’s skills on the mic: I’ve been hearing for years from guys around the league that your old teammate Kevin Durant has some skills as [...]

September 27, 2018 dfavale Offbeat 0

New Era Cap Launches the ‘2018 Tip Off Series’ Collection

New Era Cap Launches the ‘2018 Tip Off Series’ Collection

The NBA season is upon us and to celebrate New Era Cap has launched a dynamic new collection called the 2018 Tip Off Series. The 2018 Tip Off Series features four unique collections: Team Color, Olive Green, Black and 2Tone. Each collection features all 30 NBA teams, bringing you a wide range of cap styles [...]

September 26, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Bird-Magic Card Sells for $125,000

Bird-Magic Card Sells for $125,000

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are probably the greatest story and rivalry in NBA history. Magic and the “Hick from French Lick” came on to the scene at the perfect time for the game of basketball and literally saved the NBA from folding after the threat of the ABA in the 1970s and a decade [...]

September 21, 2018 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Lauri Markkanen Expertly Trolls Timberwolves Amid Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins Drama

Lauri Markkanen Expertly Trolls Timberwolves Amid Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins Drama

Remember when the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Lauri Markkanen only to trade him to the Chicago Bulls as part of a deal for Jimmy Butler? Well, Lauri Markkanen sure remembers it. And he’s got jokes about it. Anyone who’s anyone knows the Timberwolves culture is unraveling right before our eyes. Jimmy Butler has requested a trade, [...]

September 20, 2018 dfavale Offbeat 0

Then-NBA Commissioner David Stern Tried to Talk LeBron James Out of ‘The Decision’ TV Special

Then-NBA Commissioner David Stern Tried to Talk LeBron James Out of ‘The Decision’ TV Special

If former NBA commissioner David Stern had his way, LeBron James’ “The Decision” TV special never would have happened. You all remember the moment: It was July 2010. LeBron had just wrapped perhaps the most prolific and anticipated free-agency tour ever. He went on television to cap off his process to announce that he was joining [...]

September 14, 2018 dfavale Offbeat 0

That One Time Shaq Choked Out Teammate Pre-Game

That One Time Shaq Choked Out Teammate Pre-Game

Shaquille O’Neal seems to be almost as legendary with his stories off the court as his top 10 all-time caliber career on the court. One of those stories which you may have heard of is the time that Shaq choked out one of his teammates right before a game. Here is what fellow NBA legend [...]

September 4, 2018 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Giannis Antetokounmpo Reacts to Aaron Rodgers Extension with Packers: ‘That’s a Lot of Money’

Giannis Antetokounmpo Reacts to Aaron Rodgers Extension with Packers: ‘That’s a Lot of Money’

Aaron Rodgers reached an agreement with the Green Bay Payers on a four-year extension worth $134 million, with a $103 million guarantee and incentives that could inflate its value to $180 million. So, naturally, Giannis Antetokounmpo was asked about it. And of course he was. Why wouldn’t he be? Rodgers has been seen at Milwaukee [...]

August 31, 2018 dfavale Offbeat 0

Suns Rookie Deandre Ayton Drew a Picture of Him Dunking All Over Joel Embiid

Suns Rookie Deandre Ayton Drew a Picture of Him Dunking All Over Joel Embiid

Deandre Ayton has yet to appear in an NBA regular-season game, but he’s already berthing head-to-head to rivalries. The Phoenix Suns rookie drew a picture of himself on a trading card dunking all over Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, and it is as glorious-looking at you might imagine: I’m going to be honest, if [...]

August 15, 2018 dfavale Offbeat 0

Stephen Curry Brings Back SC30 Select Camp for 5th Annual Year

Stephen Curry Brings Back SC30 Select Camp for 5th Annual Year

Stephen Curry is back in the bay for his 5th annual SC30 Select Camp, an elite showcase featuring the best and brightest basketball players across the country. He wants to bring all of his knowledge and skills beyond the deep shot—the handles, the reflexes, the intensity, the maniac will to always get better—and share it [...]

August 1, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0