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The cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED read THE CHOSEN ONE. And the photo on it was of a 17-year-old basketball player from Ohio with a look of surprise on his face.
He should have been surprised. I'm the what? Was this a joke? Since the legendary Michael Jordan took over the NBA in the mid-1990s, the search had been on for basketball's next superstar. Plenty of players seemed destined to be the heir to Jordan's throne. All of them had flopped. This high schooler from Ohio with the French-sounding name? Why should anyone believe he was the chosen one?
We already knew that Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry has mad skills — especially when he's shooting from downtown. But you might be unaware of Curry's pranking abilities. Turns out, he's as good at pulling a prank on a rookie as he his knocking down a three.
All month long, Curry and a group of NBA players — including Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan, and Kenneth Manimal Faired — are pranking a bunch of Disney XD stars as part of the channel's Pranksgiving event. What kind of pranks will these NBA stars pull? You have to tune into special episodes Disney XD shows starting Monday, November 4, at 8:30 p.m., to find out.
To get us all ready for the hijinks, Curry shared a story about the best prank he ever pulled. Let's just say a rookie will never look at movie theater food the same way again.
Before the Miami Heat take on the Bulls on October 29, LeBron and company will recieve their 2013 NBA Championship rings. And when they do, they'll be decked out in some new apparel, courtesy of adidas.
The Heat will wear a commemorative track jacket and jersey featuring the years of the team's three titles (2006, 2012, 2013), the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy, and accents like team word-marks. A t-shirt and four different hats round out what adidas is calling the NBA Championship Ring Ceremony Collection.
Here's a closer look at the jacket and jersey the Heat will be sporting:
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Another WNBA championship for the Minnesota Lynx. Another three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the finals.
Maya Moore, though, says that nothing came too easily for the Lynx.
"That's what a championship is supposed to be," she said. "It's supposed to be hard, and when it got hard, we came together and stuck with it and secured that victory. I'm just really proud."
Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Lynx beat the Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
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Can't get enough new basketball jerseys? Good — here's another one.
At the LA Clippers media day yesterday, the team unveiled its new adidas "Back in Blue" pride uniform that the team will wear for Sunday home games during the 2013-14. Why blue, you might ask. The color has been a part of the Clippers organization since it was called the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s. The last time the team wore the color was 1985 when it played in San Diego.
The LA Lakers debuted a new black jersey today — and it's pretty sweet. Called Hollywood Nights, the alternate jersey is black with purple lettering and yellow trim. The team is going to wear it "for select games" this season, and it will be the first time the team will don black threads. (The traditional jerseys are gold, purple, and white.)
Here's a closer look at the new threads: