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Kevin Durant Says He Accidentally Liked Instagram Comment Criticizing Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant Says He Accidentally Liked Instagram Comment Criticizing Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant isn’t actually anti-Russell Westbrook. He just has slippery thumbs. NBA Twitter went predictably wild when Durant’s Instagram account liked a comment that was critical of his former teammate in Oklahoma City. Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of Sports Illustrated: Did Durant maybe think he was using one of his burner accounts again? Is he [...]

April 25, 2018 admin Offbeat 0

Curry Signs Multi-Year Production Deal With Sony

Curry Signs Multi-Year Production Deal With Sony

LeBron James isn’t the only NBA superstar getting into the television and movie production game. Steph Curry just signed the largest production and development deal for a professional athlete ever. Curry’s newly formed production company, Unanimous Media, signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures to produce television and film projects based on faith, family and [...]

April 24, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic is a fan of ‘Friends’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic is a fan of ‘Friends’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Go ahead and book Luka Doncic for NBA superstardom right now. His television interests are that relatable. ESPN The Magazine‘s Mina Kimes penned an in-depth profile on the Slovenian basketball prospect, who is expected to go in the top three during this June’s NBA draft. The entire thing is worth a read. Nay, it demands a read. It offers [...]

April 16, 2018 admin Offbeat 0

Rudy Gay Wants Manu Ginobili’s Blood Coursing Through His Veins After Spurs Clinch Playoff Berth

Rudy Gay Wants Manu Ginobili’s Blood Coursing Through His Veins After Spurs Clinch Playoff Berth

Thank the basketball gods for Rudy Gay. Seriously. Do it. He just gave us one of the greatest off-beat quotes in NBA history. The San Antonio Spurs clinched a playoff berth with a victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Their effort wasn’t the best at times; they spent a good deal of the [...]

April 10, 2018 admin Offbeat 0

Raja Bell Gives His Version of Night Jerry Sloan Quit as Jazz Coach

Raja Bell Gives His Version of Night Jerry Sloan Quit as Jazz Coach

Jerry Sloan was one of the longest tenured coaches in NBA and professional sports history. He coached the Utah Jazz for more than 22 seasons, from 1988 to 2011, and was there during the majority of the John Stockton and Karl Malone era. He was at the helm when the Jazz made two consecutive NBA [...]

April 9, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Chris Paul Threw Up After Hearing of Trade to Rockets

Chris Paul Threw Up After Hearing of Trade to Rockets

Maybe the biggest blockbuster trade that occurred this summer (they were a few) was the Clippers trading Chris Paul to the Rockets for Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell and Sam Dekker. Paul had been the heart, soul and leader of the Clippers franchise for six seasons, but things have gone even better than the [...]

April 6, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Lamar Odom to Help Launch ‘Rich Soil Organics’—A Marijuana Venture

Lamar Odom to Help Launch ‘Rich Soil Organics’—A Marijuana Venture

Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business. Yes, that Lamar Odom. And yes, that marijuana business. In a press release (h/t SLAM Online), the former NBA star announced he would be investing in Rich Soil Organics after he found the use of cannabis very helpful during his rehab for substance abuse: While going through [...]

April 6, 2018 admin Offbeat 0

Stephen Curry Rates NBA Arena Popcorn (Seriously): 76ers Have Worst, Heat Have Best

Stephen Curry Rates NBA Arena Popcorn (Seriously): 76ers Have Worst, Heat Have Best

Stephen Curry has the hottest popcorn takes. During an appearance on ESPN’s new morning show Get Up, the two-time MVP/resident popcorn expert told Jalen Rose that the Philadelphia 76ers serve the worst version of the snack, while the Miami Heat offer the best. Here’s a snippet of the conversation and Curry’s evaluations, courtesy of For The [...]

April 4, 2018 admin Offbeat 0

Blazers Fans Put Up Billboard Asking LeBron to be Dame’s 3rd Option

Blazers Fans Put Up Billboard Asking LeBron to be Dame’s 3rd Option

The LeBron billboard craze continues, but this time the billboard is essentially tolling LeBron and the previous billboards, not actually trying to pitch LeBron to come to their city in free agency. About $6,000 was raised in a Go Fund Me account in Portland to purchase a billboard in the city that doesn’t exactly include [...]

April 3, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0

Klay Thompson Slept Through Practice Day Before 60 Point Game

Klay Thompson Slept Through Practice Day Before 60 Point Game

Klay Thompson makes it look effortless to be on an NBA court with his lethal jump shot and ability to come off of screens and nail deep-range shots with remarkable accuracy. He is one of the best marksman in NBA history and is very laid back and non-ego driven, a necessary quality when at times [...]

April 3, 2018 Anou Enright Offbeat 0