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Bomani nails it. Everyone else can go home now. 

(via @MrLuis_305)
Opposite of a Bosh in every conceivable way.

(via @MrLuis_305)

Opposite of a Bosh in every conceivable way.

brandonjthornton:

The NBA Finals are an important, symbolic time in American culture. The success of one team out of many, triumphing against an entire league awaiting your downfall, plays perfectly into the idea of a ‘champion’. As the Finals draw close with the final two teams set to face each other, London-based artist Richard Swarbrick teamed up with ESPN to create an painting-style animation depicting the greatest moments in the history of the competition. Jordan’s flying windmill layup, Larry Bird victoriously leaping, LeBron cradling his first Larry O’Brien trophy – all of these moments are immortalized in a bold, flowing collage in vivid color. Prepare for tomorrow’s Game 1 matchup by taking a trip down memory lane above.

thecoachingstaff:

QUITE FRANKLY, WITH STEPHEN A. SMITH

What’s a “White” player? Is “White” a sport? I thought the Wolves employed ”basketball” players.
@Suga_Shane

What’s a “White” player? Is “White” a sport? I thought the Wolves employed ”basketball” players.

@Suga_Shane

Russell Westbrook & JVG swap glasses.

(via @AnthonyBain)
If you think that Landry Fields cares what you think about his 3-pt shooting % then you, sir, are W-R-O-N-G.

(via @AnthonyBain)

If you think that Landry Fields cares what you think about his 3-pt shooting % then you, sir, are W-R-O-N-G.

fuckyeanba:

This new Michael Jordan ad for ESPN is excellent. It does not feature Michael Jordan. 

This is almost exactly how it feels for guys with the same name as Luc Mbah a Moute and Sarunas Marciulionis. Almost.

The Announcement (Dir. Nelson George)

"On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson made people stop and watch at the Forum in Inglewood, California. But this time it wasn’t his basketball brilliance as a perennial NBA All-Star and three-time MVP that was captivating audiences worldwide. Instead, the 32-year-old ground-breaking point guard was holding a press conference to make the stunning announcement that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. But the shock of this declaration went deeper. Having the AIDS virus in 1991 was widely seen as a death sentence, and the commonly held belief was that we would be watching a beloved sports hero die excruciatingly and swiftly in front of our eyes. Yet Magic had a different narrative in mind. He defied the odds, not just surviving, but truly living and prospering. From his MVP performance in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game, his participation on the original Olympic “Dream Team” later that year and an NBA comeback in 1996, to his astounding success as a businessman, philanthropist and ambassador in the fight against AIDS, Magic has lived up to the promise of his nickname.

In “The Announcement,” Nelson George and NBA Entertainment get to the core of this incredible personal journey and explore how he continues to thrive two decades later. “

Airs March 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

Dead-even split on ESPN, so we turn to you.
Who would you take?

Dead-even split on ESPN, so we turn to you.

Who would you take?

This is a photo of Javaris Crittenton that ran accompanying this ESPN story. Notice anything strange?
It looks like the logo on Crittenton’s shirt is sticking into the  foreground. You can tell where it meets the rail, where the edge of the  Polo logo is actually in front of the metal bar. I don’t know if Getty  Images is responsible, or ESPN, but it’s very strange, especially since  Crittenton is facing murder charges.
Maybe it’s a weird camera trick. Maybe it’s a bored graphic designer.  Or maybe Ralph Lauren has decided they want to be a part of the worst  product placement of all time. “Remember how visible the Ford Bronco was  after the O.J. chase? We want to bring that kind of excitement to Ralph  Lauren.”
(Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)
(Sean Keane)

This is a photo of Javaris Crittenton that ran accompanying this ESPN story. Notice anything strange?

It looks like the logo on Crittenton’s shirt is sticking into the foreground. You can tell where it meets the rail, where the edge of the Polo logo is actually in front of the metal bar. I don’t know if Getty Images is responsible, or ESPN, but it’s very strange, especially since Crittenton is facing murder charges.

Maybe it’s a weird camera trick. Maybe it’s a bored graphic designer. Or maybe Ralph Lauren has decided they want to be a part of the worst product placement of all time. “Remember how visible the Ford Bronco was after the O.J. chase? We want to bring that kind of excitement to Ralph Lauren.”

(Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

(Sean Keane)

On the anniversary of The Decision, ESPN has got a lot to tell us.

On the anniversary of The Decision, ESPN has got a lot to tell us.

sportsnetny:

Fab Five Documentary, in its entirety (!!!)

(via @jose3030)

…And what about the scene when they give the interview before the first Duke game, and Chris and Jalen can barely keep their generic answers together, then Juwan butts in and starts talking like a serial killer about how the Duke game ain’t about youth vs. experience ‘cause they got some experience too– playing public school ball North Texas, south side Chicago, Detroit. So we think it’s going to be an “exciting game” – throw up our 5’s, rep Michigan – and oh by the way don’t call us ”The Fabulous 5”; we want to be called ”Young Gunz.”
[SlapClap]

…And what about the scene when they give the interview before the first Duke game, and Chris and Jalen can barely keep their generic answers together, then Juwan butts in and starts talking like a serial killer about how the Duke game ain’t about youth vs. experience ‘cause they got some experience too– playing public school ball North Texas, south side Chicago, Detroit. So we think it’s going to be an “exciting game” – throw up our 5’s, rep Michigan – and oh by the way don’t call us ”The Fabulous 5”; we want to be called ”Young Gunz.”

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