Blake Griffin, Funny Or Die’s Newest Intern

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Every NBA baller's searching for a way to stay busy during these desperate lockout days.


Full Court Press: Kevin Durant’s Summer Blossom Has Hip-Hop Roots

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Photo via 3030FM There's an old adage that says ball players want to be rappers and rappers want to be ball players.


“Under The Armour” With Brandon Jennings

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David Stern’s <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Lockout-goodness-Stern-is-unavailable-for-two-w?urn=nba-wp7401">on vacation</a>.


The NBA Lockout Report: Ron Artest To Play In Britain Next Year

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Stop me if y’all have heard this one before: <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/ron-artest">Ron Artest</a> did something totally out of left field, something no one expected.


NBA Lockout Report: Guess Which NBA Legend Is Working With LeBron James?

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Displaying the sunny personality that he's been so often marketed as having, LeBron James shared a moment with the press after his annual "Kings for Kids Bikeathon," held in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.


NBA Lockout Report: Nate Robinson Wants To Play NFL Football

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Pocket-sized dunk artist <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/nate-robinson">Nate Robinson</a> proved that he isn't immune to the alluring smell of NFL training camps, stating his plans to try out for a defensive back spot on a NFL team over the next couple of weeks.


Billy Hunter Says Kiss The 2011-12 NBA Season Goodbye

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If NBA Players Association chief <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/billy-hunter">Billy Hunter's</a> words are to be taken at face value, NBA fans are going to have to wait a year before we see the likes of LeBron, Kobe or Dirk lace up for NBA squads.


NBA Lockout Report: Kevin Durant Plays At The Rucker, Reportedly Scores 66 Points

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Last night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kevin-durant">Kevin Durant</a> made an appearance at Harlem's Rucker Park and dropped an impressive 66 points against the Sean Bell All Stars at the Entertainers Basketball Classic.


Watch: Kobe Bryant’s Alley-Oop To Derrick Rose

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As a "the glass is half full" kind of person, one has to admit the NBA lockout has taken the restraints off players and allowed them to have way more fun, traveling to foreign lands, play exhibition matchups and smash on the locals.

#comic con

Morning Links: Up Next On American Gladiators, Assault

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Sports Gina Carano's Haywire Has New Photos - I wish I'd been around a couple of years ago to try and convince you "American Gladiators" was a sports thing.

#Arnold Schwarzenegger

7.22 The Cooler

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Laura Bentley Lockout This: 10 Awesome Sports That Could Replace The NBA [With Leather] Michael Jackson's Jacket to Go on World Tour [Spinner] Top 10 "Entourage" Babes [Ask Men] Two Men Arrested For Pretending To Be Arrested [Vibe] S'mores & Why They're Awful [Slate] 5 Comics [...].


Morning Links: Cavs Vs. Cubs

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A few things, because this worked well on the wrestling post.


Just In Case: The 2011-2012 NBA Schedule Released

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The players and owners are still at odds in the professional basketball world.

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Dwight Howard “Strongly Considering” Playing Overseas

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According to <a href="http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/6778950/dwight-howard-strongly-considering-playing-overseas">ESPN</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dwight-howard">Dwight Howard</a> is “strongly considering” playing overseas next season, with China as one of his possible destinations.


NBA Lockout Report: Paul Pierce, The High Stakes Poker Player

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As Andrew Bynum tries his hand at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/nba-lockout-report-lakers-andrew-bynum-takes-up-boxing-as-new-career">becoming Mike Tyson XL</a>, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/paul-pierce">Paul Pierce</a> is keeping himself busy during the NBA lockout by playing cards.


New Jersey Nets’ Deron Williams To Play In Turkey?

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While Michael Beasely seems content spending his extended summer vacation <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/nba-lockout-report-michael-beasley-busted-for-marijuana-possession-and-speeding">taking leisurely joy rides</a> through Minnesotta, New Jersey Nets All-Star <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/deron-williams">Deron Williams</a> appears to be planning something a bit more productive.

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NBA Lockout Report: Michael Beasley Busted For Marijuana Possession And Speeding

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Obviously, someone dropped the ball in passing the message to current Minnesota Timberwolves swingman <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/michael-beasley">Michael Beasley</a> that speeding with weed in the car isn't exactly the smartest decision.


NBA Lockout Report: Lakers Andrew Bynum Takes Up Boxing As “New Career”

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The NBA’s locked out for the foreseeable future, but <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/andrew-bynum">Andrew Bynum’s</a> not letting his workouts slip.


Could Kobe Bryant Play Ball In China?

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Never satisfied with twiddling his thumbs, Lakers star <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/kobe-bryant">Kobe Bryant</a> has an ace up his sleeve in the event that the NBA lockout doesn't fix itself soon.

Wiz Khalifa

The Week That Was: The Rosebuds Edition

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Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend as you take in the rundown of events we covered over the past few days.

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