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Hakeem Olajuwon Was Something Else In College, Man

Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… » 8/01/15 2:25pm Yesterday 2:25pm

Awesome Old Dude Andre Miller Should Play In The NBA Forever

As you may have heard, cagey-ass old man Andre Miller has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2015-16 NBA season. The Wolves have oft-injured, offensively challenged Ricky Rubio at the point, and down the roster they’ve got scrawny rookie Tyus Jones, and right there between the two of them is a need for a… » 7/30/15 1:58pm Thursday 1:58pm

Here's What Happened With Floyd Mayweather's Crew At That Warriors Game

Earlier this week, Oakland police’s records department said that the investigation into a possible fight between a member of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage and a woman at a Golden State Warriors playoff game was still open, and sent along a paltry, almost completely redacted incident report. So I asked the department’s… » 7/29/15 9:58pm Wednesday 9:58pm

Vin Baker's Training To Manage A Starbucks

Vin Baker had a lengthy career in the NBA, but financially, he has nothing to show for it. Because of alcoholism, bad investments, and friends and family using him, Baker ended up in the gutter with almost no money. The current-day Baker is in better shape; the Providence Journal found him training to become a manager… » 7/29/15 1:55pm Wednesday 1:55pm

What Happened With Mayweather's Crew At That NBA Game? Cops Won't Say 

More than two months ago, TMZ reported that a member of Floyd Mayweather’s crew got into a fight with a woman at a Golden State Warriors playoff game. According to the website, the woman was heckling Mayweather and his entourage, then “allegedly struck” one of them with a Thunder Stick. Mayweather’s people told TMZ… » 7/27/15 10:32pm Monday 10:32pm

Does Jimmer Fredette Have A Chance In Hell In San Antonio? 

Every so often, as the last dregs of NBA free agency congeal into place, a name floats across the ticker that gives a little shock of Oh, what ever happened to ... ? pause. Last night, it was Jimmer Fredette signing on, with minimal guarantees, to be a San Antonio Spur. And, begging your pardon, consider my hopes for… » 7/23/15 9:53am 7/23/15 9:53am

Pacers Unveil Corny Hoosiers-Inspired Alternate Jerseys

In what will probably go down as the most effective marketing ploy directed solely at white people since the invention of gourmet mayonnaise, the Indiana Pacers have announced that the team will wear Hickory High jerseys—the very same worn by the fictional high school basketball team in the movie Hoosiers—during a… » 7/21/15 10:58am 7/21/15 10:58am

Bucks Co-Owner Now Works For Governor Who Pushed Through Arena Deal

Last week, the Wisconsin Senate approved $250 million—and at least $174 million more in interest—in public funds to build the Milwaukee Bucks a new arena. The plan was championed at every step of the way by Gov. Scott Walker, who has designs on the White House. His war chest will be administered by one of the Bucks’… » 7/21/15 10:05am 7/21/15 10:05am

Phil Jackson Has No Problem Dumping On Ex-Knicks

Do you wish you were a fly on the wall of the New York Knicks’ basura 2014-15 season? Of course not, but Charley Rosen was, and he’s filing dispatches to ESPN from the one day each month he spent with Phil Jackson during the course of it. He’s now up to January 10, four days after the Knicks traded J.R. Smith and Iman… » 7/20/15 5:18pm 7/20/15 5:18pm

Andre Iguodala Is Going Back To The Bench

Andre Iguodala started every game of his NBA career until last season, when he didn’t start a single one until Game 4 of the NBA Finals. You know how that went, even if his Finals MVP award remains unthinkable. But when the Warriors take the court next season with pretty much the same roster, coach Steve Kerr is going… » 7/17/15 10:22am 7/17/15 10:22am