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6.7 The Cooler

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Lola Monroe 20 Of Ray Bradbury's Thoughts On Life, Death & Writing <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/20-powerful-quotes-by-ray-bradbury" target="blank">[Buzzfeed]</a> Kevin Garnett Is No Longer The Good Michael Jordan <a href="http://www.thesportsfanjournal.com/columns/ed-the-sports-fan/starting-lineups-kevin-garnett-no-longer-good-michael-jordan/">[TSFJ]</a> Don’t Steal A$AP Rocky’s Watch <a href="http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/06/06/dont-steal-asap-rockys-watch">[2DBz]</a> LisaRaye: “I Think I’ll Forever Be Diamond And That’s Ok For Me” <a href="http://www.crunktastical.net/2012/06/06/lisaraye-ill-diamond/">[C+D]</a> How Much Water Should You Drink A Day.

RAJON RONDO

10 Reasons Why Rajon Rondo Is Making The Eastern Conference Finals So Much Fun

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I’m still crawling out of my vacation cocoon, so I’ve been thinking all day about which aspects of the incredible Eastern and Western Conference Finals series that I most wanted to talk about today.

NBA Playoffs

How Many Sports Metaphors Can We Mix Into This Dwyane Wade Highlight?

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If the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder gave us The Avengers on Sunday, then the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics gave us, at best, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhHhXukovMU">Italian Spider-Man</a> yesterday.

#ART

Internet Artist of the Day of the Week: Double Scribble's NBA Fan Art

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I’m a big sucker for fan art – well, appropriate fan art – and that’s why I’ve been pounding my desk all morning over the news that the <a href="http://gigaom.com/2012/05/15/patent-troll-tries-to-mangle-hand-craft-site-etsy/">world’s biggest patent troll is going after Etsy’s new $40 million investment</a>.

SMOKE BREAK

Kevin Garnett Hears Everything You’re Saying And He Doesn’t Give A Damn

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"I take this very seriously, so you guys calling me old, that number defies, you have no idea what you are doing when you say those old comments.

SPORTS

Paying Homage To Minnesota’s Twin Towers

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Photo: <a href="http://www.thegrandarchives.com/post/180154202" target="_blank">Grand Archives</a> One transcendent athlete in a city is hard enough to come by.

ZACH RANDOLPH

It All Comes Down To This: Grizzlies Vs. Thunder, Game 7

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/thunder-evacuate-memphis-with-a-triple-ot-win"> The OKC-Memphis series originally presented itself as a stopping point, the Thunder one step removed from reaching the Western Conference Finals and achieving destiny. Instead, the Grizzlies showed up and, by playing completely above their heads, have turned it into a slugfest upstaging most other series. It's been great to watch but comes to an end today in a winner-takes-all affair, with the loser can begin making calls to travel agents. Game 7 moves the series back to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder's odds are a little better after having won two of the three series games there and Memphis will be playing with that knowledge that no eighth seed has ever won a Game 7. Previously: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/thunder-evacuate-memphis-with-a-triple-ot-win">Thunder Evacuate Memphis With A Triple OT Win</a>.

NBA Playoffs

Kevin Garnett: “Many Things Are Probable”

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Through aggressive shirt touseling and a series of screams, Kevin Garnett made it clear to Green Street that the Celtics are ready to hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats, and that he is Boston's blackest and greenest Mark Messier.

#Twitter

Charlie Villanueva Is A Snitch

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/charlie-villanueva-claims-kevin-garnett-called-him-a-cancer-patient"> The headlines read "Kevin Garnett Called Charlie Villanueva A Cancer Patient." I'd rather you hone in my title instead. Sure, now that the off-color comment has hit the national media, it paints KG as an insensitive, immoral asshole but the context given was trash talk. Off-the-record, on-the-court, unadulterated trash talk. It has been around since the days of peach baskets and will be around long after they make hologram ones. Charlie V. is one of the NBA's avid Twitter users; infamously making headlines for <a href="http://twitter.com/CV31/status/1332313161"> Tweeting from the locker room</a> so his candidness isn't surprising.

SPORTS

2010 NBA Playoff Finals Preview: Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Boston Celtics

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Just in case you’ve spent the last 50 years of your life taking stool samples of rhesus monkeys in the forests of Thailand and have missed the Celtics-Lakers rivalry in its entirety, here’s a brief recap. The 1960s Celtics made [...].

SPORTS

TSS 2010 NBA Playoff Preview: Eastern Conference Semi-Finals – Boston Celtics Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

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Before we get things started, let's take a look back at a few things we've learned from the first round.

NBA Playoffs

Dwyane Wade Will Carry Your Bags

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So Dwyane Wade apparently robbed a bellhop right before the Celtics <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20100420/MIABOS/gameinfo.html?ls=gt2hp0040900132#nbaGllive">blew out the Heat</a>.

STRIKEFORCE

MMA vs. NBA: Who Deserves Your Righteous Indignation More?

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Everyone seems to have an opinion about the event-ending "brawl" that took place at the latest Strikeforce event in Nashville over the weekend between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Jake Shields.

UTAH JAZZ

TSS 2010 NBA Playoff Preview: The First Round – Part One

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<a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=6&ved=0CB4QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fespn.go.com%2Fnba%2Fplayoffs%2Fmatchups&ei=IuXJS8WOG4Si9QS10pC6BA&usg=AFQjCNGhYEGNaFCEPKSVJy-XWWxBycbEdA&sig2=X3VlIIqlYLls4d65WQx_cg"> It's time for the NBA playoffs and it couldn't have come at a better time.  Baseball's just warming up & a few months from warranting paying attention to it.  Only thing popping off with football is the draft & spring practices in college.  Hockey's playoffs have begun, but you can't even find those games on TV if you wanted to.  The Lakers appear to be in prime position to repeat, but there are capable teams in both conferences standing in the wings & waiting to take it off their hands.  Which makes the NBA playoffs the hot ticket, the intensity picks as the O'Brien trophy is the ultimate prize. For all the flack that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/lebron-james">LeBron</a> received about sitting out a few meaningless late regular season games, it looks like a couple of other teams may been wise to follow his lead.

OKLAHOMA CITY SUPERSONICS

Kevin Garnett Has Some Comments About The Officiating

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The Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett was feeling a bit disenfranchised after playing Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Bombers.

VIDEOS

Video: Kevin Garnett’s 75-Foot Shot

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Even though it didn't beat the buzzer, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kevin-garnett">KG's</a> 75-feet heave-shot was remarkable in Thursday night's game against the Warriors.

#APPLE

6.5 The Cooler

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Joanna Prus Is A Face We Like For Pretty Face Friday Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Closes Up Shop [Animal] Amber Rose: The Rumors Are Hurting My Dreams [The YBF] 10 Essentials: Kanye West [Slam x Hype] Snap - Snappage Volume I Mixtape [FMWJ] Five [...].


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