Wednesday 28th June 2017,
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Wizards Make Dreams of Ailing 13-Year-Old Super Fan Come True

Wizards Make Dreams of Ailing 13-Year-Old Super Fan Come True

Amidst all the daily happenings of the hustle and bustle that is the business of the NBA, there are some amazing acts of kindness made by teams, players and organizations every day that go unnoticed. The Washington Wizards did something pretty awesome before their game with the Orlando Magic Sunday afternoon, they introduced 13-year-old Niyear [...]

March 7, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

LeBron Avoids Taking Down Belichick During Cavs-Celtics Game

LeBron Avoids Taking Down Belichick During Cavs-Celtics Game

The Cavaliers and Celtics had an entertaining and intense battle in Boston Wednesday night that had a playoff feel to it as the Celtics pulled off a 103-99 win behind more late-game heroics by Isaiah Thomas. Quite possibly the most interesting part of the night though was when we almost saw two legends collide (in [...]

March 2, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Doc Rivers: “It’s Tough for me to call a grown man ‘Boogie’

Doc Rivers: “It’s Tough for me to call a grown man ‘Boogie’

While I think Boogie is an apt and wonderful nickname for the supremely gifted, highly mercurial Demarcus Cousins, not everyone agrees. Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers for instance, is not on the Boogie train one could say. When Rivers was asked about the Pelicans trade for Cousins on Saturday he seemed more interested [...]

February 27, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Draymond Green Dissaproves of Paul Pierce’s Farewell Tour

Draymond Green Dissaproves of Paul Pierce’s Farewell Tour

It’s no secret that Draymond Green is one of the most brash in your face and let’s be honest, reviled players in the NBA with his trash talking, attitude and propensity to kick people in the groin. Draymond was just being Draymond again Thursday night as the Warriors battled the Clippers in Oakland. In addition [...]

February 24, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Uncle Drew is Coming to Theaters

Uncle Drew is Coming to Theaters

Unless you have been living under a rock or are a very unlucky soul, you have probably seen Kyrie Irving’s alter-ego, aging baller and basketball sage “Uncle Drew”. Irving portrays Drew in a number of Pepsi Max advertisements and like some other NBA ad campaigns in the past (Larry Johnson as Grandmama anyone?) the character [...]

February 17, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

DEW Launches Westbrook Ad

DEW Launches Westbrook Ad

As we look ahead to NBA All Star weekend, Mountain Dew releases its new ad featuring DEW partner and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. In Don’t Do They, Russell and DEW challenge ‘they,’ instigating a culture that pushes boundaries and encourages people to “do you.” Westbrook is an athlete who constantly challenges the status quo, inspiring [...]

February 14, 2017 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Joel Embiid Continues to be the Most Interesting Man in the NBA

Joel Embiid Continues to be the Most Interesting Man in the NBA

From tweeting his love for Rihanna and Kim Kardashian directly to them, to exclaiming his love for WWE, to constant social media domination, to claiming he once killed a lion in an African jungle as an adolescent to being the most physically impressive and intriguing young center we have seen on the court in some [...]

February 13, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

NBA & NBA 2K Makers Partner for New eSports League

NBA & NBA 2K Makers Partner for New eSports League

The NBA has always been at the forefront of technology, creativity and innovation among the four major American professional sports leagues and current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is maybe the most forward-thinking leader we have seen in a long time. Now the NBA is breaking new ground in another venture and partnership, eSports. For those [...]

February 9, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Cory Joseph Follows His Canadian Manners

Cory Joseph Follows His Canadian Manners

Raptors backup point guard Cory Joseph, or “Cory Joe” as he is affectionately referred to as by Drake, has seen his minutes and role with the Raptors decrease lately. To try and mix things up Head Coach Dwayne Casey has been allowing former Witchita St. star Fred Van Fleet to earn some more playing time [...]

February 8, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Derek Fisher Had Championship Rings Stolen From Home

Derek Fisher Had Championship Rings Stolen From Home

According to the highly regarded and well-respected news outlet (sarcasm) TMZ, a robbery occurred in former Los Angeles Lakers point guard and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher’s home Monday morning. Fisher told police that $300,000 and his five NBA championship rings were stolen in the robbery. Here is an excerpt from the TMZ [...]

February 1, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0