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Few players have opened eyes this summer like Kent Bazemore. That doesn’t mean the second-year guard out of Old Dominion is guaranteed a place in some team’s starting lineup — or even on a roster — but the Golden State Warriors’ summer league games in Las Vegas became must-watch action (as far as summer league games go) thanks to Bazemore’s exploits. Bazemore, who rode the bench behind Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack and Klay Thompson last year, threw down a soaring one-handed dunk as part of a game full of highlight moments on Saturday. His team won to advance to Monday’s championship game, giving the sizable contingent of Warriors fans in Las Vegas another chance to cheer for the electrifying guard. Check out some of Bazemore’s nifty moves in the video below.

Kent Bazemore Has “499″ Stitched Into Shoe After Being Named 499th Best Player In NBA

Last year, ESPN ranked the Top 500 players in the NBA. Despite being the league’s best cheerleader, Golden State Warriors guard Kent Bazemore came in at #499. Considering there are 30 teams with 15 spots on each roster, only 450 players get to suit up…meaning ESPN didn’t even think Bazemore should be in the league. It looks like Bazemore is using that as some motivation to...

Why does NBA player have '499' inside shoe?

Before the start of the 2012-13 NBA season, ESPN rated the best players in the NBA, ranking them from No. 1 all the way down to No. 500. Worth noting that there are 450 spots available spread out across the rosters 30 NBA teams. Low, low down on the list was Golden State Warriors shooting [...]The post Kent Bazemore, ranked NBA’s 499th-best player, has ’499′ stitched into shoes...

Kent Bazemore Gets ’499′ Stitched Into Shoes As Motivation For Being Ranked 499th Best Player In NBA

Last year, ESPN ranked Warriors guard, Kent Bazemore, 499th in their annual list of the NBA’s best 500 players. Well, he is now using that as motivation as he had the number ’499′ stitched into the Under Armor shoes that he wore in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League championship game Monday. He was known for his bench celebrations last season, but was clearly motivated during...

Kent Bazemore does “Jordan pose” with Summer League trophy

After the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Summer League championship against the Phoenix Suns, Warriors guard Kent Bazemore had a personal moment with the trophy: That image invoked memories of Michael Jordan hugging the Larry O’Brien trophy after the Bulls won the 1991 NBA Championship: Clearly, the first title is the one that you’ll always remember….

Bazemore Scores 26 In Warriors' 83-77 Win Over Lakers

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a final score of 83-77 in Summer League play on Saturday. Kent Bazemore had 26 points on 9-for-20 shooting. Cameron Jones had 18 points, while Draymond Green had 12 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Lester Hudson had 18 points, four rebounds and four steals. Robert Sacre had six points and 10 rebounds.

Warriors sign free agent center Jermaine O'Neal

The Golden State Warriors signed free agent center Jermaine O'Neal to a $2 million, one-year contract Tuesday. O'Neal, a six-time NBA All-Star, had reached agreement on a contract two weeks ago. Golden State is likely to use the 34-year-old O'Neal as a backup to Andrew Bogut. Festus Ezeli is working back from right knee surgery and is not expected to be ready to return...

Warriors top Suns for summer title

Ian Clark scored 33 points and hit seven of 10 3-pointers to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 91-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the championship game of the NBA's Vegas Summer League on Monday night. Kent Bazemore added 18 points and five assists to help the Warriors finish summer league play 7-0. Marcus Morris had 17 points and six rebounds for the Suns, who finished...

Harrison Barnes: 'My role will remain the same—do whatever it takes to win'

s a rookie last year, small forward Harrison Barnes played 81 regular-season games. All 81 of those games were starts, and he was the starter in all 12 games of the Golden State Warriors’ impressive playoff run. That is probably going to change, though. In the offseason, the Warriors signed wing man Andre Iguodala and though Barnes said that he has not spoken to coaches yet about...

Warriors win inaugural Summer League championship

The NBA added a new twist to its Summer League by having championship games in both Orlando and Las Vegas. While some teams certainly did not take the competitive aspect as much to heart as others, it certainly added some spice to the proceedings. And now there are two teams entering the history books. Or something. Monday, the Golden State Warriors wrapped up an undefeated...

Ian Clark Scores 33 To Lead Warriors To 91-77 Win Over Suns In Summer League Title Game

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 91-77 to win the 2013 Vegas Summer League Championship. Ian Clark had 33 points on 12-foe-19 shooting from the field and 7-for-10 on three-point attempts to lead the Warriors. Kent Bazemore had 18 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Draymond Green had 12 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Morris had 17 points and si rebounds...

Draymond Green Leads Warriors To 75-67 Win Over Bobcats

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 75-67 in Summer League play on Sunday. Draymond Green had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors. Kent Bazemore had 13 points on 4-for-12 shooting. Brandon Riche had 13 points and five rebounds for the Bobcats.

Phoenix Suns fall short in Summer League Championship

It is safe to say that Suns fans have grown accustomed to disappointment throughout the history of the franchise.
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