In the second episode of The Players’ Tribune’s season-long series about the Phoenix Suns’ Tyson Chandler and Devin Booker, the rookie talks about learning to take care of his body, while the vet says to value wins over stats.
2/13/16 will forever be remembered as the day a dude sat in mid-air. The NBA’s rocket-jumping 20-year olds Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine brought Toronto down in a legendary Slam Dunk Contest. Batman v Superman is probably going to be a letdown compared to this duel.
“It’d be hard for me not to improve your team.” Eighteen-year-old Yitzi Teichman has brain cancer, which as he puts it helped him get a 1-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers (via the Make-A-Wish Foundation). He may not be a great baller, but he’s got a future in comedy.
The Warriors’ Steph Curry and the Kings’ Omri Casspi turned the 2nd quarter of their match into a video game. In 3 minutes, they made nine 3-point shots, some from over 30ft. The crazier fact? Back in January, Curry’s teammate Klay Thompson did this and more all by himself.
(PG-13: Language) “The white guy shakin’ his head. He’s going back to Europe – he knows it.” On the 12/10/15 episode of his podcast, Bill Burr talked about the NBA’s white players. YouTuber allenpalin found the game that Bill used as an example and synched his rants.
“You know how to spell Horse?” “I ain’t never made it past H.” Kyrie Irving’s youngblood-slaying alter ego returns. While visiting Miami, Uncle Drew hears that one of his rivals is in town – the sweet-shooting Skinny Walt. Baron Davis’ character needs his own TV show.
With 1.1s left in the 2nd quarter against the Pacers, the Celtics made one hell of a buzzer beater. Sadly it won’t count, because Jae Crowder made the shot while inbounding the ball. From the other side of the court. Come on NBA, that has to be worth at least 1 point.