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The Church of Kobe

April 18th, 2016
After 20 years and 33,643 points, Kobe Bryant's career has finally come to a close.Much has been written about Kobe over the course of his incredible career, from his scoring prowess to his legendary competitiveness. But as the Black Mamba would be the first to note, he couldn't have done ...

Inside Michael Jordan’s Last-Minute Nike Decision That Launched Air Jordan

February 19th, 2016
Everyone knows about Michael Jordan and Nike, yet few know about the process that led to the perfect marriage between star and brand.It was far from inevitable; in fact, Jordan almost opted for Converse or Adidas, both more established shoe brands at the time. Yet he ultimately chose Nike in ...

Legends of the 3-Time Slam Dunk Champion, Nate Robinson

February 12th, 2016
Nate Robinson is famous for winning the Slam Dunk Contest an NBA-record three times, and he also has crazier dunk stories than anyone else. From posterizing a cop to masterminding the ultimate showstopper in Vegas, Nate and his crew spin slam dunk tales as Bleacher Report provides the animation. Thanks to Nate ...

The Last Night Kobe Was King

February 10th, 2016
Heading into the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, the league was abuzz with one major storyline: Where will Carmelo Anthony be traded? While NBA journalists were scrambling to break the news on Melo's future, the NBA's elite young All-Star talent (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, to name a few) ...

Kobe Bryant’s Last Stand: The 2011 NBA All- Star Game

February 9th, 2016
Heading into the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend the league was abuzz with one major storyline: Where will Carmelo Anthony be traded?  While NBA journalists were scrambling to break the news on Melo's future, the NBA's elite young All-Star talent (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin to name a few) ...

Knicks’ Giant Rookie Kristaps Porzingis Hunts for Huge Bed

October 29th, 2015
When you're 7'2", shopping for a bed is nearly impossible. When you're the New York Knicks' No. 4 overall pick, though, there are ways to get a mattress customized just for your height. Watch Kristaps Porzingis try out mattresses, then help build a one-of-a-kind Shifman mattress. Porzingis is now a brand ambassador for ...

Pacers Lottery Pick Myles Turner Surprises Make-A-Wish Boy with PlayStation Duel

October 16th, 2015
The Indiana Pacers selected Myles Turner with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, and the rookie is already making an impact on and off the court in Indianapolis. The University of Texas star surprised a local 13-year-old cancer patient named Cody this preseason by challenging him to a ...

NBA Rookie Chris McCullough Stuffs Fridge Full of Favorite Bronx Hometown Eats

September 18th, 2015
Chris McCullough is the first born-and-raised New Yorker drafted by the Brooklyn Nets. His NBA success has allowed him to move his family out of the Bronx neighborhood where he grew up, but he'll always have a fondness for the food from his first neighborhood. See McCullough's gorgeous apartment and Manhattan views, plus his ...

Mice, Black Lights, Chucky: Does Rakeem Christmas Have Creepiest Crib in Sports?

September 16th, 2015
Some NBA rookies are settling into their dream homes. Rakeem Christmas prefers an apartment that would give nightmares to the faint of heart. Black lights, twisted art, a snake and a Chucky doll are the decorative signatures of the Indiana Pacers' newest player. Watch your step as you tour the apartment and ...

Was Shaq Set Up by Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson or Charles Barkley?

May 12th, 2015
On May 6, 2015, Shaquille O'Neal made Internet history when he fell during Inside the NBA's halftime show, giving birth to #ShaqtinAFall. Memes and GIFs populated social media and made the world laugh, but Shaq wasn't having any of it. We took a look at the evidence to see whether there ...