NBA DRAFT

The NBA Gets An A+ For ‘Drafting’ Isaiah Austin, Whose Career Ended Way Too Early

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Adam Silver took a moment between picks last night to 'draft' Baylor's Isaiah Austin, whose NBA dream ended because of Marfan syndrome.

REMEMBER THE 90S?

A Brief Guide To The Amazing Fashion Of The NBA Draft Night Experience

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From Hakeem Olajuwon's tux in 1984 to Andrew Wiggins's jacket tonight, the NBA Draft is always a fantastic fashion show.

sports illustrated

Jabari Parker Wrote That He’s Leaving Duke For The NBA In A Sports Illustrated Op-Ed

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In an article for Sports Illustrated, Duke's Jabari Parker explained why he finally chose to leave college for the NBA after one season.

#Supercuts

So Long, David Stern, You Evil Supervillain

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I’ve been waiting all morning for this.

Spotlight

Doc Rivers And Son Give Bill Simmons That Sh*t To Make Your Soul Burn Slow

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Well, the Bill Simmons experiment has gone terribly awry for ESPN broadcasting and he officially jumped the shark last night during the NBA Draft coverage.

SPORTS

On The ’96 NBA Draft, Coach John Calipari & Why Kobe Should’ve Been A New Jersey Net

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/kobe-bryant-lakers-draft.jpg"></a>Words By Preezy Da Kid | <a href="https://twitter.com/preezydakid">@PreezyDaKid</a> Kobe Bryant should've been a New Jersey Net.

WATCH THIS

With Leather's Watch This: The Evolution Of The Human Throwing Shoulder

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Hey kids, ever wondered how guys like Aroldis Chapman and Matt Harvey have their awesome abilities to dominate on the mound like they do.

SPORTS

Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge May Want Chicago Move, Bulls Fans Certainly Fire Up ESPN’s Trade Machine

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/lamarcus-alridge.jpg"></a>(via Getty Image) <a href="http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2013/06/lamarcus-aldridge-reportedly-wants-out-of-portland/">Slam Magazine's MULTIPLE SOURCES*</a> stated Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge.

WL INTERVIEWS

The With Leather Interview: NBA Draft Prospect Ben McLemore

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Editor’s Note: This interview appears in the June issue of <a href="http://www.axismag.com/" target="_blank">aXis Magazine</a>, which is dedicated to Orlando’s culture, nightlife, sports, music, drinking, ladies, etc.

#BROS BEING BROS

Two Bros Jokingly Declared For The NBA Draft And Are Now Internet Famous

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Back in April, two buddies decided over a few adult beverages that they wanted to have a little fun with the National Basketball Association and declare themselves eligible for the upcoming draft.

SPORTS

And So It Begins: Kentucky Star Nerlens Noel Will Enter NBA Draft

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As is the case with Kentucky freshmen around this time of year, Nerlens Noel and his high-top fade officially <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/323798879038492672">declared for the NBA Draft</a>.

SKIP BAYLESS

Yep, That's An Airbrushed Skip Bayless Shirt

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There were a lot of heroes at last night’s NBA Draft in New Jersey, from the <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorBurnsy/status/218518289624731649">Boston Bros (BROSTON!)</a> to <a href="https://twitter.com/jose3030/status/218544356683022337">the Knicks Bros</a> to the ninja-like Heat Bros to <a href="http://gif.mocksession.com/2012/06/nets-fan/">this hilarious Brooklyn Nets kid</a> and the awesome finger-wagging Knicks kid.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS

With Leather Live Discussion: 2012 NBA Draft

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Originally, I was going to publish a huge NBA Draft preview yesterday that was going to provide very little actual insight while serving up a few dozen jokes about why our favorite teams suck and the rich will get richer.

#Twitter

NBA Draft Rumors: Another Reason Why Twitter Is Destroying The World

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Last week, I was giddy like a school girl when I saw that Jack McBrayer, AKA Kenneth from my favorite show, “30 Rock”, was following me on Twitter, because as someone who watches roughly 4-6 episodes of “30 Rock” each day, that would be pretty cool.

THE PLAIN DEALER

Congrats In Advance To The Plain Dealer For Stealing GQ's Pulitzer

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Last week, we shared with you an <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/06/kate-upton-gq-cover-popsicle" target="_blank">unbelievable Kate Upton GQ cover and photo-shoot</a> somebody wonderful green-lit even after Terry Richardson showed up with nothing but "wet t-shirt, popsicle" written in his Ideas Notebook.

UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMORS

NBA DRAFT RUMORS: What The Hell Are The Houston Rockets Up To?

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I’m still planning to wait until tomorrow to unleash my incredible, unparalleled NBA Draft Preview on your asses, but I’m pretty happy that the Houston Rockets have finally stirred the pot and created some excitement for us fans of franchises that blow.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS

New Orleans Hornets Fans Are Awesome, Get Anthony Davis, Are Free To Start Pizza Chains

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Friend of the site and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/04/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-raw-4212-say-yes-to-the-yes" target="_blank">Best And Worst Of WWE Raw report filler-inner</a> Chris Trew does a lot of things with his spare time -- co-hosting live Raw watch parties with me, touring the country with stand-up comedy, birthing improv theaters across the southern United States and emceeing the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/04/air-sex-world-championship-preliminaries-happened-last-night-in-austin#page/1" target="_blank">Air Sex World Championships </a>among them -- but he's at his best when he's enthusiastically conversing with strangers.

#ART

It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before Someone Made Anthony Davis Frida Kahlo Paintings

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Fewer things were easier to make fun of during the NCAA Tournament than Kentucky Wildcats center Anthony Davis and his incredible unibrow.

SPORTS

Full Court Press: How One Pick Clipped The Atlanta Hawks’ Wings

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New Atlanta Hawks owner Alex Meruelo recently said he intended to <a href="http://atlanta.sbnation.com/2011/8/7/2349623/alex-meruelo-new-hawks-owner-selling" target="_blank">bring a chip to Atlanta under his reign</a>.

#Star Trek

Pluckers Presents the Morning Links

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I spent my weekend watching Minor League Baseball and attending an independently-promoted women's professional wrestling tournament, and since those are the two things I love nobody else in the world wants to read about, here are links to other things.


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