#PRO WRESTLING

With Spandex Episode 6: Derrick Bateman

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With Spandex celebrates its milestone sixth episode by welcoming a very special guest, the second most famous man to wear an UPROXX network-related t-shirt in public, former NXT season 4 rookie and current WWE Smackdown superstar Derrick Bateman.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

With Leather Live Discussion – NBA Finals Game 2

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With a 105-94 win on Tuesday night, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder struck first against the Miami Heat, who held a double digit lead for the majority of Game 1.

#jimmy kimmel

Roy Hibbert's $3,000 Dog Is F-ing Adorable

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Indiana Pacers center and Parks and Rec guest star Roy Hibbert joined free agent Jeremy Lin on Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night for a segment called Skype Scavenger Hunt, and the whole thing (included after the jump) was fantastic, because Hibbert and Lin have great personalities and Kimmel has a strange way of bringing out the best in people.

SHANE BATTIER

Hating the Miami Heat: Still Socially Just and Morally Sound

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Like many Americans of prudent judgment and sound mind, I will be rooting passionately against the Heat during this year’s NBA Finals, and thus for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

PARODY SONGS

"Just Call Him KD"… Sigh.

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Kevin Pritchard may be the new general manager of the Indiana Pacers, but he’ll always be “that dipsh*t who drafted Greg Oden over Kevin Durant” to me.

RAJON RONDO

Rajon Rondo Sucks At Parking

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Da’Shaun Butler was out last night with Rajon Rondo, presumably telling him <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/06/10-reasons-why-rajon-rondo-is-making-the-eastern-conference-finals-so-much-fun#page/1">how awesome he is</a>, while they watched the team that drafted Butler blow a double digit lead to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

OPEN DISCUSSION THREAD

With Leather Live Discussion: NBA Finals – Game 1

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Back on March 25, when the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Miami Heat, there was a brave sports writer somewhere out there who scratched his ass and burped as he shouted: “Potential Finals Matchup.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

The Official With Leather Flowchart For Picking Your Team In 2012 The NBA Finals

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Between the end of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night and the start of tonight’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals, sports writers are going bonkers trying to establish the best storylines that they can hammer into the ground over the next one or two weeks (hopefully two).

NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat Had A Victory Dance Party, So The Internet Had Some Fun

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After the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James led their fired up teammates to the locker room for a brief celebratory dance party.

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.

#THE SIMPSONS

Morning Links: Bunch of Crazy People

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And Magic Johnson, who was awesome.

VIDEOS

Remember When Magic Happened In The 1980 NBA Finals?

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Photo: Sports Illustrated Analyzing the NBA's bygone times tend to get academic.

nba finals

Dirk Nowitzki Hailed as New Pope

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Okay, maybe not, but how awesome would Catholicism be if you had to dodge one of Dirk's sh:tty picks to get to the altar.

STAN VAN GUNDY

Your Ass Just Got Van Gundy’d

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The hat tip says Stan Van Gundy looks like a doppleganger of Ron Jeremy, which in turn makes him remind you of Mario Mario, but I think he's got more of a Paul Bearer vibe to him.

POLICE BLOTTER

DeShawn Stevenson Learns How Prison Dirk Tastes

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Proving that no <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/06/some-things-deshawn-stevenson-may-have-not-considered">funny t-shirt</a> goes unpunished, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson was arrested for public intoxication in Irving, Texas, on Tuesday night, two days after winning the NBA Championship.

#KATE UPTON

Morning Links: Greater Men Upstairs

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Sports (mostly) LeBron Congratulates the Mavericks - Whoever wrote this did a really good job.

THE DECISION

An Open Letter To LeBron James

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With the 2010-11 NBA season wrapped up and with the 2011-12 season in danger as a lockout looms, we have some time to look back and analyze the undeniable significance of the impact that LeBron James had on not only this past season, but the future of the sport as a whole.

SCHADENFREUDE

Dirk Nowitzki Now From Bedford, OH

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Dear Cleveland, all of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers supporters wherever you may be tonight; As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted last year, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.


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