In case you didn’t know, Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin’s mom Shirley birthday is today and judging from the below Instagram video, Jeremy played a bit of a prank on her.
While Shirley was opening the door, Jeremy snuck behind her with a small chocolate-raspberry birthday cake and delivered it right to his mom’s face:
Happy Birthday, Shirley!
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As USA Basketball continues their exhibition schedule leading up to the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA was in New York for a exhibition game against the Dominican Republic.
In the final minutes of the game, DeMar DeRozan tosses an impressive alley-oop pass to big man Andre Drummond for a big slam dunk that got Team USA players celebrating off the bench:
Clearly, Andre made it work...
In case you were looking for yet another NBA player taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge, Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel is the latest to take it on.
After being challenged by Josh Harris and Kevin Wilkes to do it, Noel got the icy bath near a pool in the below Instagram video:
Great job, Nerlens and let the Ice Bucket Challenges continue!
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Recently, Indiana Pacers guard George Hill nominated Pacers president Larry Bird to do the ever-popular Ice Bucket Challenge.
Earlier today, Larry accepted the challenge from George and did his Ice Bucket while sitting in a jacuzzi.
Watch as Larry does the challenge in the below YouTube video and then dunks himself in the tub right after:
Larry Bird Ice Bucket Challenge [Extra...
Later on tonight, USA Basketball will play an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden against the Dominican Republic as a tune-up for the FIBA World Cup.
As the players got some early practice time at MSG, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried decided to do a little bit of long-distance shooting.
Check out the below Vine video which shows Kenneth hitting a shot from 3/4 quarter...
It was only a matter of time until Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan would take the icy bath of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Michael’s attempt was done in a YouTube video where he decide to challenge his former coach Phil Jackson and members of the 1992 Dream Team:
Good job, Mike!
Michael Jordan answers Ice Bucket Challenge [Bleacher Report]
Jordan image courtesy...
It’s not everyday that a former NBA player stars in a theatrical play but that’s exactly what former Timberwolves/Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is doing.
Marbury will be taking part in a play based on his Chinese-basketball playing career called “I Was Marbury” which will appear at Beijing Wukesong Stadium in early October.
The play will focus on the 2011-12 season for the...
As the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to sweep across the world, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was the latest to take on the icy bath.
Earlier today, Howard decided to go big with his attempt as he did his Ice Bucket Challenge with a garbage can full of ice water.
Check out the full Instagram video of the challenge below:
Great job, D-12!
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As we look to the start of the upcoming NBA season, the Miami Heat will be in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference even while losing LeBron James.
While many might think Miami isn’t a big playoff threat, Earvin Magic Johnson has decided to note on the social networking realm of Twitter that he likes the Heat.
As noted yesterday on Twitter account, Magic said that both...
Just when you thought that we had finally run out of Ice Bucket Challenge videos to post on this fair website, we have Dallas Mavericks Chandler Parsons taking on the icy bath challenge.
Only an hour or so ago, Parsons had the below Instagram video posted to his account which showed him shirtless taking the challenge on:
Nice job, Chandler!
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Over the last couple years, many NBA fans have debated whether or not that Kobe Bryant might be a greatest player of all-time instead of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.
Yesterday, Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings took to his Twitter account to note that he believed that Kobe was the greatest player of all-time after noting that Jordan had more help on his 90′s Bulls...
In case you forgot, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is currently on a Greece vacation with his wife, Savannah.
Earlier today, LeBron and his wife did a little bit of site-seeing and made a trip to the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece.
The temple which is believed to have been crafted in mid-400 BC was crafted in honor of Zeus (God of the Sky and Ruler of the Olympian Gods...
For many New York Knicks fans, last season was a disappointment but hopefully for this coming season, the Knicks will at least find themselves back in the playoff chase.
Many will look to star Carmelo Anthony to improve his game and at least at this current time, Melo believe that New York will be in the NBA’s second season.
During a recent interview with the New York Post, Carmelo...
One of the fun questions to think about as a basketball fan is who is the best player currently alive and if you happen to ask Houston Rockets star James Harden, he’ll go with himself.
Recently, Harden sat down with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson for an interview and when Scoop posed the question of who is currently the best player alive, James didn’t hesitate to answer:
Today, the Los Angeles Clippers held a special rally for fans to get introduced to new team owner, Steve Ballmer.
As you probably know by now, the former Microsoft CEO is known for his enthusiastic nature and when he was introduced to the fans, he got a chance to show off his love for them.
Check out the below video from ESPN’s Arash Markazi shows Ballmer high-fiving and celebrating...
As you might already know, USA Basketball is currently at West Point for an open practice and during that open practice, Golden State’s Stephen Curry got challenged to a shooting contest.
Army women’s basketball player and starting point guard Kelsey Minato decided to call out the sharpshooter to an impromptu three-point contest and Curry accepted the challenge.
So, who won the...
In case you didn’t know, USA Basketball is holding a practice today at United States Military Academy at West Point.
All of the players on the Team USA squad got a nice tour of the locale and during one of the stops, Sacramento Kings teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay got the chance to show off their boxing skills.
After Rudy did a solid job on the speed bag, check out DeMarcus...
As we near the start of the FIBA World Cup, one notable NBA rookie will be playing with the Australian team in Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum.
While Exum is only 19 years old, he’ll be a big contributor for the squad and it seems that one of his teammates decided to show an intimate moment on Instagram.
Joe Inglis posted this Instagram photo of Exum earlier today as he snuggled up...
You had to know it would only be a matter of time until Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant would take on the Ice Bucket Challenge.
While most decided to dump buckets of ice water on their head, Kobe decided to up the ante by doing his Ice Bucket Challenge in a cold tub.
Check out Kobe’s official Ice Water Challenge in the below Instagram clip:
Great job, Kobe!
Last night, Houston Rockets star James Harden and former OKC teammate Russell Westbrook decided to take in a Rihanna-Eminem concert at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.
During the festivities, Harden shared an Instagram photo of themselves hanging out at the concert and showed off his stylish hat:
That is one stylish hat, James!
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As we continue our coverage of NBA players doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is the latest to take on the challenge.
After being challenged by numerous folks, Thompson got the bucket of ice water dumped on him but added a twist to his challenge by jumping into a pool after it in the below Instagram video:
Good job taking on the challenge...
While most of the world can only spend time with Al Pacino through his movies, Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce can hang out with him on a private jet.
Check out the below photo from Paul’s official Instagram account that shows him hanging out with the Academy Award-winning actor on a private plane with an impressive food spread:
While it isn’t known why Paul was hanging...
After his Clippers teammate Chris Paul issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to teammate DeAndre Jordan, it was assumed that he would go through with the challenge.
Yesterday, DeAndre decided to do a little bit of upping the ante with his challenge by getting two bucked dumped on him in an Instagram video:
Nice job, Mr. Jordan!
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Just when you thought that we had run out of Ice Bucket Challenge videos for you to peruse at your leisure, Miami Heat president Pat Riley decided to take on the challenge.
Earlier today, Riley was filmed for an Instagram video that was posted on Heat owner Mickey Arison’s account.
Check out Riley getting the icy bucket of water dumped on him while he sits in a boat:
As the Ice Bucket Challenge takes over our fair society, I think we all knew that it was only a matter of time until Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James would do his.
While LeBron was challenged by numerous athletes-fans, he took his icy bath while vacationing in Greece and delivering the challenge to his two sons and USA president Barack Obama in the below Instagram video: