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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!"


Raptors debut northern-themed look

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas says that the Raptors' new uniforms are a small upgrade over the team's previous set, and look better and better if you compare them to what the Clippers and Hawks recently unveiled. See their grade

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LeBron's Olympic gameplan on hold

After spending five of his summers playing for Team USA, Brian Windhorst expects LeBron James to delay his decision to play in the 2016 Olympics until the very last moment.


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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Kobe: This could be my last season

"I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don't. But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It's hard to make a decision like that before the season." (via Yahoo! Sports)

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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." Not anymore. Young has some new ink. We found Tupac

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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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