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    NBA’s new Larry Bird highlight video will blow your mind

    Larry Bird’s birthday was yesterday, and we celebrated with a couple highlight videos. Then, the NBA released this video today – and it’s too good not to share. It’s one thing to know Bird’s numbers. It’s another to see how spectacular of a scorer

  • The Cavs took the Water Bottle Flip Challenge while blowing out the Knicks
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    The Cavs took the Water Bottle Flip Challenge while blowing out the Knicks

    LeBron James keeps his eyes on the prize. The Cleveland Cavaliers barely broke a sweat in dismantling the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, leading by double-figures for the entire second half and by as many as 34 as they cruised to their East-leading 15th victory of the season. With the game well in hand before the start of the fourth quarter, the Cavs’ top guns — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — spent the bulk of the final frame chilling on the bench, looking for something more interesting than garbage time to occupy their minds.

  • Jimmy Butler’s ascent continues into superstardom
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    Jimmy Butler’s ascent continues into superstardom

    Jimmy Butler was in Milwaukee and hundreds of miles from his home of Tomball, Texas. “Unbelievable to me,” Butler said. A rough childhood, getting overlooked in recruiting, rising from junior college to top-shelf college basketball, climbing draft boards as a relatively unheralded prospect, carving out a role in the NBA, working his way into stardom.