Tuesday 25th June 2019,
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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

Charles Barkley Still Can’t Golf. Finishes Last in Celebrity Tournament (Video)

Charles Barkley Still Can’t Golf.  Finishes Last in Celebrity Tournament (Video)

Some things never change, especially when it comes to Charles Barkley. The guy tells it how he sees it, but unfortunately he just can’t see how bad he needs to quit golfing. When you can get lessons from the one and only Tiger Woods, and have him literally quit as your instructor, telling you that [...]

July 16, 2018 Anklesnap Hoops TV, Offbeat 0

Donovan Mitchell Meets Fans for Pop-A-Shot & Autograph Signing

Donovan Mitchell Meets Fans for Pop-A-Shot & Autograph Signing

Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell celebrated his rookie season with hundreds of fans at the adidas Sport Performance store in Santa Monica on Tuesday night. Mitchell recently transitioned from wearing his adidas “Rookie” gear to apparel featuring “Spida” as Dictionary.com added Spida as an official entry on Tuesday with the definition: “A basketball species [...]

June 28, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

SNL Pokes Fun at Cavaliers Roster Around LeBron

SNL Pokes Fun at Cavaliers Roster Around LeBron

While LeBron’s supporting cast has picked it up a bit in round two, it is no secret that James carried the Cavaliers to a series victory over the Pacers possibly more so than any other player for any other team in NBA history in the 1st round. LeBron averaged 34-9-9 and not one other player [...]

May 8, 2018 Ryan Bawek Offbeat 0