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“Michael Jordan got prank-called about his mother as he broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record”: How a hoax about the Bulls legend’s mother being ill led to a second half collapse against Timberwolves

Michael Jordan got prank called during a game against the Timberwolves, as he broke a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar record, about his mother being ill.  Michael Jordan is one of the most competitive athletes that North American sports has ever seen. His…

“Nets fans were wild for taunting Shaquille O’Neal with fake bricks”: When the Lakers legend was extensively trolled in the 2002 NBA Finals for his poor shooting

New Jersey Nets fans brought out giant bricks into the stands when facing off against Shaquille O’Neal and the Lakers in the 2002 NBA Finals.  Shaquille O’Neal is undoubtedly one of the greatest centers in the history of the league…

“Dennis Rodman locked down both Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway”: How ‘The Worm’ did his thing against two of the most potent offensive threats of the 90s

Dennis Rodman defended Penny Hardaway better than anyone could and outrebounded Shaquille O’Neal while on the San Antonio Spurs.  Dennis Rodman is one of the most underappreciated defensive stars the league has ever seen. ‘The Last Dance’ docuseries from last…

“LeBron James acts too entitled and wouldn’t survive the ‘80s”: When Mychal Thompson firmly believed the Lakers superstar wouldn’t be the same if he played in the 1980s

Mychal Thompson once said that LeBron James would simply not be able to survive the 1980s and that he was much too entitled.  The rivalry between LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors in the mid 2010s was very much…

“Playing with LeBron James and Anthony Davis is like playing with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett”: When Avery Bradley compared the legendary Lakers and Celtics duos

Avery Bradley once said that playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis would be like playing with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.  LeBron James and Anthony Davis cemented themselves as one of the greatest duos in Los Angeles Lakers history…

“Hakeem Olajuwon crosses over Shaquille O’Neal!”: How the savvy Rockets legend got past ‘The Big Aristotle’ from way out on the perimeter

Hakeem Olajuwon crossed over Shaquille O’Neal from near the perimeter and got the bucket to fall when going up against the Orlando Magic.  The mid 90s saw two of the best centers in the NBA go at one another in…

“Hey Michael Jordan, take off the Jordan 11s and wear your old shoes!”: When the Bulls legend silenced a heckler following a lackluster first half against the Cavaliers

A heckler once yelled out to Michael Jordan that he should take off his ‘Concord 11s’ during a game against the Cavaliers after a dismal first half.  Michael Jordan is widely regarded is the most competitive athlete to have stepped…

“Could not guard a 40 year old Michael Jordan so I went to the locker room”: When Grant Hill had the Wizards superstar score 20 on him in the first quarter, leading him to quit the game

Michael Jordan scored 20 points in the first quarter against Grant Hill at 40 years of age, leading Hill to head back to the locker room.  Grant Hill came into the league guns blazing, ready to cement his place in…

“Tracy McGrady was the first person to score 50 points on me”: Carmelo Anthony talks about having to match up against the Magic legend

Carmelo Anthony admits that Tracy McGrady was the first player to have scored 50 points on his team and calls him an underrated player.  Saying Tracy McGrady was an extremely underrated player is an opinion that has been beaten to…

“Shaquille O’Neal, you can’t do this to me!”: When the Lakers legend convinced Denzel Washington to recite his iconic ‘King Kong’ monologue from ‘Training Day’

Shaquille O’Neal once convinced Denzel Washington to recite his ‘King Kong ain’t got sh*t on me’ speech on NBAonTNT.  Being a superstar in the NBA usually results in that player rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest names. Shaquille O’Neal is no different as he’s, not…