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“There’s a serious calmness about Steph Curry which is extremely deadly”: Kobe Bryant recognized the Warriors’ unanimous MVP’s killer instinct before anyone else did

Kobe Bryant knew Stephan Curry was going to be a serious problem since the early days of his career. Kobe Bryant had one of the most respected voices in NBA history. When Kobe talked everybody else listened. The Mamba was…

“I didn’t really shuffle you know, but I tried to trick you!”: When Michael Jordan tried to outwit magician David Blaine during a card trick

Bulls legend Michael Jordan’s competitiveness was on full display when magician David Blaine did a card trick on him. Michael Jordan is renowned among NBA players for his competitive nature. There have been several hyper-competitive players in the league namely…

“F**k that, Get it off the rebound if I miss bro”: Kobe Bryant recalls the time when as a rookie he refused to pass the ball to Shaquille O’Neal

Kobe Bryant believed in his abilities since he was a rookie, but asking Shaquille O’Neal to get the rebound was a bit much. Kobe Bryant was drafted by the LA Lakers straight out of high school in 1996. In the…

“The Bulls can’t say things now without going out and proving it”: When Larry Bird made sure he paid back after getting embarrassed by Michael Jordan and the Bulls

Michael Jordan led the Bulls to dominate the Celtics while Larry Bird had an awful night in their second game against one another. The 1984-85 season was great for the NBA for a multitude of reasons. The Lakers-Celtics rivalry was…

“You paid Larry Johnson all this damn money and now you won’t pay me”: A rewind of Alonzo Mourning and Grandmama Larry’s legendary NBA Beef

Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson’s beef goes way back than fans realize. The NBA in the 90’s had some of the most intense rivalries between teams ever witnessed. One of these was the devout hatred between the Miami Heat and…

“One day you’re playing against Larry Bird in the Boston Garden, the next day it’s Sam Sausagehead”: Charles Barkley describes how he hated playing basketball during summers in the NBA offseason

Charles Barkley has never been afraid to voice his opinion and his displeasure was evident from his comments about summer basketball. Charles Barkley spent the first half of his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers and was a six time…

“I don’t see no flaws in Trae Young and his game at all”: Allen Iverson heaps praise on Hawks’ young superstar, tips him to elevate his game even further in 2021-22

Allen Iverson reveals that he admires Trae Young’s game in a recent interview. Allen Iverson is not someone who minces his words and when he says something he usually means it. During the recent podcast with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher…

“Wilt Chamberlain blocked everything, it was unbelievable.”: How a retired Wilt humbled Magic Johnson in a pickup game nearly a decade after retirement

NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain at 43 years old, once played against a prime Magic Johnson and destroyed him in a pickup game. Chamberlain retired from the NBA after the 1973 season however he still remained very close to basketball. The…

“Nate Thurmond sweats, and he wants you to sweat too”: How Warriors legend stood up to MVP candidates like Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in his heyday

In the era of star big men like Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, Nate “The Great” Thurmond stood out for his tenacity, grit and professionalism. Thurmond played for three different NBA franchises over a 14-year career and garnered a fearsome…