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I met my best friend when he dunked on me in sandals

Being dunked on is the worst. Being dunked on by a guy in sandals who came to the game wearing a Disney backpack? You will never live it down. It was in the fall of 2007 and I was just returning from feeding baby animals in the woods. Show More Summary

Good morning. Stephen Curry is just showing off now.

That and much more in Monday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. Let's basketball. RUDY GOBERT CHANGES EVERYTHING: As soon as the Jazz traded Enes Kanter and promoted Rudy Gobert, their defense has been fire. Paul Flannery talks...Show More Summary

Brook Lopez headbutts basketball, causes unlikely assist

Brook Lopez is either an incredibly lucky dude, or he's got some superhero level foresight and reflexes. It's probably the former, because he totally looks like he's just scared and flailing at the ball. h/t @talkhoops

Glen Davis flopped like he slipped on a banana peel in Mario Kart

Big Baby's defense is a three-step process: 1. Reach in... WITH MY FACE. 2. Get hit in said face. 3. Realize you're hit, then flop to the ground like a fish out of water. IT WORKED! The refs reviewed the play and still chose to call this as an offensive foul while the crowd booed like crazy.

Tim Duncan didn't make a basket today for the first time EVER

Tim Duncan's bad game says more about his over 1,300 good games. Tim Duncan had a bad day today. He went 0-for-8 from the field in the Spurs' 116-105 win over the Bulls, finishing with three points. This doesn't happen often. In fact, in Tim Duncan's 1,310 games,today's is the first in which he didn't record a made field goal. That's pretty amazing. Show More Summary

The Warriors and Clippers hate each other and that's wonderful

The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers don't like one another -- and it makes for fun basketball. Draymond Green was pissed off on Christmas Day. His Golden State Warriors were "too nice" in a 100-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Rudy Gobert is revolutionizing the Utah Jazz

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Rudy Gobert is revolutionizing the Utah Jazz Paul Flannery BOSTON -- Rudy Gobert stands out even in the impossibly strange genetic environment of pro basketball. Show More Summary

Reggie Miller says Michael Jordan called himself 'Black Jesus'

He learned a hard lesson about trash-talking MJ. The Pacers legend accidentally ran his legendary mouth as a rookie in an exhibition game against Jordan. It didn't end well. At all.

NBA player botches dunk, doubles down with even worse missed layup

This is so bad. Zaza Pachulia. That's... not good. That's REALLY not good.

Michael Beasley's attempt to guard DeMarcus Cousins doesn't end well

It's hard not to feel bad for Beasley. Poor Michael Beasley, he's trying so hard to guard DeMarcus Cousins. Sadly, it's didn't go very well.

Anthony Davis runs down Zach Randolph for emphatic block

Yet another reminder that AD is really good. While Zach Randolph wasn't exactly demonstrating any blazing breakaway speed, Anthony Davis still did a great job following the play and making the block. He was probably inspired after watching Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns block everything Florida put up earlier in the day.

Nikola Mirotic was worth the wait for the Bulls

The rookie forward is proving he could be a key piece of the Bulls' future with his recent play. Waiting for players stashed overseas can test a fanbase's patience. Instead of watching clips of Dario Saric's play in Europe, 76ers fans could be enjoying the tenacity of Elfrid Payton on a nightly basis. Show More Summary

The Hawks' traps stifled the Cavaliers. Will this adjustment solve the problem?

Atlanta beat Cleveland again thanks in part to stifling defense in the first quarter. Did Cleveland discover an adjustment that was too late to stem the tide Friday, but could be used in a playoff series? The Hawks and Cavaliers put together a treat on Friday night. Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson celebrated this nice pass like it was the greatest accomplishment in the history of Western Civilization

The pass was nice. The mid-play high-stepping celebration was better. He found Cody Zeller for a wide-open dunk... then did this: Lance Stephenson must go. His people need him. You are so not allowed to make an image of him being blown over to the other side of the court by himself.

Joel Embiid is throwing down between-the-legs dunks, drilling threes

He's not ready to play yet, but the Sixers' big man prospect looks good. Joel Embiid's first year under NBA contract hasn't been ideal. He's mainly famous for his weird tweets and reports he was getting fat while sidelined with a foot injury. Show More Summary

The understated value of Wes Matthews in 30 seconds

One short clip that illustrates a subtle Wes Matthews skill that the Blazers will miss dearly as he recovers from a torn Achilles. Wes Matthews' value to the Trail Blazers can be measured by his three-point shooting and tough defense, but they'll miss him most because of the way he fit with their other starters. Show More Summary

How the hell are the Pelicans still in the playoff race?

New Orleans is a half game out of the No. 8 seed in the West despite a terrible run of injuries. Shouldn't they be dead by now? On Feb. 22, the Pelicans announced Anthony Davis would miss one to two weeks after re-injuring his shoulder. Show More Summary

Dominique Wilkins tells us the 5 best moments of his career

The Hawks legend spoke to SB Nation after the team unveiled his statue on Thursday. The Hawks have been holding "Nique Week," a week-long celebration of the life and career of team legend Dominique Wilkins. On Thursday, the team unveiled...Show More Summary

Who is E'Twaun Moore and can he keep saving the banged-up Bulls?

Thursday was an audition for the Bulls guard, who can help the Bulls with their backcourt injuries. He certainly passed the test. E'Twaun Moore played the best game of his professional basketball career on Thursday, but you wouldn'tShow More Summary

Wes Matthews' Achilles tear comes at the worst possible time for everyone

It's terrible luck that Matthews will miss the rest of the season, both for himself, the Blazers and the NBA. No win, even the Blazers' convincing 94-75 victory against the Mavericks on Thursday, is worth losing a key player for the season. Show More Summary

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