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'Kobe' goes 1-on-4

NBA player impersonator Brandon Armstrong debuted Kobe Bryant yesterday on SportsNation. What does Kobe think? Mamba tweeted today: "This is hilarious!"


Brace yourselves for NBA extensions

The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions to kick in after 2015-16, has more leverage than any group of 1st-round picks since the NBA instituted rookie-scale salaries, writes Grantland's Zach Lowe. The specifics

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Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Well, not anymore. Young has some new ink on his right arm. We found Tupac

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When a walk-in closet just won't work

LaMarcus Aldridge just built a house in Dallas with a "massive" closet -- but it wasn't big enough for his shoes. So what's a guy with more than 150 pairs to do? "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for shoes, like a showroom," Aldridge told Slam Magazine.

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LeBron's Olympic commitment questioned

LeBron James will attend Monday's mini-camp meeting, Yahoo! Sports says, but will leave early, missing workouts to attend an annual event put on by his foundation. As Team USA executive director Jerry Colangelo told the Northeast Ohio Media Group: "One thing I need to find out: is he desirous, is he committed. I don't know that right now."

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LaMarcus Aldridge to SLAM: "I'm in the process of building a separate house behind my house just for my a showroom."

Drake unveils new Raptors uniforms

Rapper Drake, the Raptors' global ambassador, revealed the team's new uniforms Monday night during the finale of his OVO Fest concert in Toronto. See the new unis

Nike inks Towns, Russell

Nike beat out the competition to sign the top two picks in this year's NBA draft, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell.

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ICYMI: Jordan has ice water in his veins

Michael Jordan, the king in the clutch during his NBA career, drained another buzzer-beater to beat Jimmy Butler in a shooting contest at Jordan's camp. Yes, he's still got it.


Jeremy Lin: Dota 2 'just like basketball'

The Hornets guard stopped by the International Dota 2 Championships today in Seattle and explained why he loves the game: "It's 5-on-5, you have 3 types of positions ... the higher level you go, it's all about teamwork."


Harden, an expensive shoe salesman

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, adidas has made a 13-year, $200M offer to James Harden, whose Nike deal recently expired. Nike has until the end of next week to match the deal. Adidas needs a splash

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LeBron still endorsement king

If James Harden ends up with a 13-year, $200 million deal from adidas, he'll move up this list. But for now, LeBron James still reigns supreme, according to Forbes.

Adidas trying to pry Harden from Nike

Darren Rovell says of Adidas' $200M bid for James Harden's next sneaker deal: "They have to put up an offer where they have to overpay."


Clyde on Carmelo: 'Melo wasn't happy'

Knicks legend and announcer Walt "Clyde" Frazier told ESPN's Ian Begley that Carmelo Anthony wasn't happy with the Knicks' pick of Kristaps Porzingis: "Will he ask out, you know what I mean, if he sees that this is not happening? ... They are a few years away and Melo knows that his days are numbered, so stay tuned." Full Q&A

OTD: Grant Hill traded to Magic

Fifteen years ago today, Grant Hill was traded to Orlando as part of a sign-and-trade deal that gave him a 7-yr/$93M contract. Thanks to injuries, Hill was limited to 200 games over those 7 seasons.

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