WILT CHAMBERLAIN

ROFLMNBAO: The Long, Fashionable History Of Ridiculous Glasses In The NBA

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With the table now set for the NBA Finals, as the Miami Heat will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder starting tomorrow night at 9 PM, I wanted to address a very important topic before we get all analytical on your asses.

VIDEOS

Yeah, You’re Crazy If You Don’t Watch NBA TV’s “Dream Team” Documentary

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Last night during halftime of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, an extended trailer of the forthcoming Dream Team documentary was shown.

VIDEOS

NBA TV Marks 20th Anniversary Of The Dream Team

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Just in time for the 2012 Olympics, the fine folks over at NBA TV present what looks to be the best professional hoops documentary since <a href="http://youtu.be/HxlLCSktpfc">HBO's Magic and Bird doc</a>.

Wieden + Kennedy

Even More Vintage Nike Ads

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No wealth of words here because there's no need.

#Justin Bieber

5.8 The Cooler

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Jeny Romero Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Video Breaks YouTube Record [MTV] How McDonald’s Came Back Bigger Than Ever [NYTimes] The 10 Worst People at a Summer BBQ [BroBible] Lil Kim Says Azealia Banks Is Trying To "Use Her For Publicity" [Hip-Hop Wired] Jadakiss' 10 Favorite Cars [...].

SPORTS

PoV: The Round Mound Of Rebound & Larry Legend

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Photo: <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1167250/9/25/index.htm" target="_blank">S.I. Vault</a> Playing in a generation housing players like Magic, Bird and Jordan, how great of a player <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/charles-barkley" target="_blank">Charles Barkley</a> actually was often gets swept under the rug.

#PRO WRESTLING

Charles Barkley Beat Godzilla, And Now He's Calling Out Brock Lesnar

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/gsp-barkley.jpg"></a>Two major points of interest here: 1.

superheroes

Nike's Air Alliance Pits Cartoon Kevin Durant Against Mad Shoe Scientists

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Every few years, a TV network or a shoe company decides that sports guys should be super heroes.

WILT CHAMBERLAIN

Presenting 'Magic Johnson: The Gathering'

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The sports world is abuzz with the news that a Magic-Johnson fronted group broke the dang old bank in order to purchase the Dodgers for over $2 billion, which is a figure so absurd that it may as well be written like a comic strip character says cuss words.

#NFL

Barkley On Gregg Williams: 'No Loose Talk, No Second Thoughts And No Snitching'

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His appearance on 'The Dan Patrick Show' might not have reached deeply into the complex heart of the Gregg Williams/New Orleans Saints bounty controversy, but one thing was made perfectly clear: if you go to the police with this, Charles Barkley is willing to murder you with a nail gun he bought at the Hardware Barn and drag your dead ass into a vacant building.

Spotlight

This Year’s NBA Rookie-Sophomore Challenge To Feature An Innovative Twist

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NBA fans pining for Ricky Rubio to toss an off-the-backboard alley-oop to Blake Griffin may get their wish granted well before the Spanish point guard ever becomes an All Star.

SNEAKERS

Memory Lane: Vintage Nike Ads

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Now that I’m older and able to put it all in perspective, my indoctrination into the shoe game occurred early in life.

#SNL

Charles Barkley *Sports Metaphor* on ‘SNL’

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Assuming you forget about the “Work It”-like segment, the one featuring a MAN dressed as a WOMAN (wacky.

#BILL HADER

Dear Saturday Night Live, Please Stop Making Us Hate Charles Barkley

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I ran into Charles Barkley at a bar in Orlando on my 30th birthday a few years back, as he was in town for the NBA playoffs, and I had two of my paid escorts attractive lady friends approach him and ask if he’d take a picture with me for my birthday and he said no.

weight watchers

What’s Worse: Weight Watchers Or The Atlanta Hawks?

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By way of <a href="http://awfulannouncing.com/">Awful Announcing</a> comes this charming clip the first quarter of Thursday's Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks game wherein Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Sir Charles Five Buck Box It Rocks It Rocks Barkley discussing Weight Watchers, Dwight Howard and how sad the Hawks are while accidentally mic'd and on-air.

#FOX NEWS

Fox News Website Gives Up On Trying To Distinguish Itself From A KKK Newsletter

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In the past few months I've grown quite adept at ignoring the <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/201103170036">increasingly common, flagrant race-baiting</a> by certain aspects of the conservative noise machine, but I simply cannot ignore <a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2011/08/05/obama-parties-chris-rock-jay-z-and-whoopi-while-rome-burns">this</a>, the top story on FoxNation.

POP A SHOT

Griffin Can’t Score if He Can’t Dunk

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On last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live", L.

NIKE

NBA Round-Up: Nike Silenced Barkley?

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I suppose if half of your league's teams are losing ridiculous amounts of money, and things are even so bad that the league had to assume control of one franchise, considerable power could be transferred to the people who are still giving you a ton of cash.

SPORTS

When Charles Barkley Realized Michael Jordan Was The Better Player

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/25th-anniversary-of-michael-jordans-63-point-performance-in-boston-garden"> "If you ain't first, you're last." Long before said manifesto came to define Talladega Nights, my ninth grade history teacher ironically preached the same premise. Second place is never celebrated and playing to win is the only way to approach any obstacle in life, especially sports. The NBA, the one league where an individual megastar can turn the tides of a franchise, has become known equally as much for those who have reached the mountaintop as those who never capped off their career with the label of "champion." The record books speak volumes on the difficulty of achieving the feat. Throughout the past 30 years, <a href="http://www.nba.com/history/finals/champions.html">only eight teams</a> have captured the Larry O'Brien Trophy.


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