Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
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Giannis’ April Fools’ Prank

Giannis’ April Fools’ Prank

With April Fool’s Day right around the corner, NBA All-Star and DEW athlete Giannis Antetokounmpo got a chance to mess with several fans who sat down to catch a ride at a fake bus shelter. Yesterday, Giannis leaked his phone number to his 192K followers on Twitter, giving NBA fans nationwide the opportunity to reach [...]

March 31, 2017 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Pistons D-League Team Wins on Crazy Finish

Pistons D-League Team Wins on Crazy Finish

There have been some memorable inbound passes and flubs over the history of basketball, the classic “Havlicek steals the ball!” of the 1960s, Larry Bird picking off Isaiah Thomas’s pass to literally and figuratively steal a victory over the Pistons in Game 5 of the 1987 eastern conference finals, and Grant Hill’s three-quarter court lob [...]

March 29, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Dwight Howard Consumed 24 Candy Bars Worth of Sugar Daily for a Decade

Dwight Howard Consumed 24 Candy Bars Worth of Sugar Daily for a Decade

Dwight Howard’s legendary sweet tooth has been discussed numerous times over his 12 year NBA career and makes sense with his general child-like demeanor right? But the true level of Howard’s sugar addiction is even more mind-boggling than you would think. Here is a breakdown of the depths of Howard’s need for candy from Baxter [...]

March 24, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Tinder is Apparently Reducing Homecourt Advantage in the NBA

Tinder is Apparently Reducing Homecourt Advantage in the NBA

Yes you read that headline right, the highly popular mobile dating (or hook-up depending on how you choose to use it) app Tinder has had a huge effect on the effectiveness of NBA players in the midst of a road trip and therefore has limited the home court advantage in the league. Let me explain. [...]

March 23, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

LeBron Now Has Beef With LaVar Ball Too

LeBron Now Has Beef With LaVar Ball Too

LaVar Ball, father of star UCLA freshman point guard and top 2017 NBA Draft prospect Lonzo Ball, has made himself famous with his seemingly never-ending stream of controversial and foolish comments. He has called his son better than Steph Curry, himself better than Michael Jordan in his heyday basically, and that he, LaVar, could beat [...]

March 22, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Fan Sends Dirk Nowitzki Potato With Dirk’s Picture On It…

Fan Sends Dirk Nowitzki Potato With Dirk’s Picture On It…

NBA fans are a passionate breed, some of which live and die with the successes and failures of their favorite NBA teams or NBA stars and these days you can slap an NBA logo on anything and many companies do. Current NBA legend and mayor of Dallas Dirk Nowitzki received fan mail on Wednesday. This [...]

March 15, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

Joel Embiid Recreates Classic Allen Iverson SLAM Magazine Cover

Joel Embiid Recreates Classic Allen Iverson SLAM Magazine Cover

While the tornado that was Joel Embiid’s brilliance on an NBA court during his rookie season is over now that he has been sidelined to recover from his knee issue, it appears he is still doing some pretty cool things off the court like only Joel does. While he is not killing a lion in [...]

March 8, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

New Team Hasn’t Translated Into New DeMarcus Cousins

New Team Hasn’t Translated Into New DeMarcus Cousins

The DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis experiment in New Orleans hasn’t gotten off to a roaring start thus far as the Pelicans are 2-5 since their blockbuster trade deadline move and Cousins and Davis haven’t quite found their on court chemistry yet. That is somewhat to be expected though as the two most gifted young [...]

March 8, 2017 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0

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