The Cavaliers were reportedly close to trading for Paul George before the Pacers sent him to the Thunder. On draft night, as the Chicago Bulls were finalizing a deal with the Wolves to move Butler, the Cavs were feverishly trying to assemble a three-team trade with the Pacers.
Former Maryland forward and current Portland Trail Blazer Jake Layman has a dope new Maryland-inspired custom jacket. Layman posted a picture of himself in the jacket to his Instagram account Sunday afternoon. The jacket was created by Nathan DeVaughn, a designer who does custom denim work in Portland, Oregon. DeVaughn made it for Layman ahead of the Blazers' Vegas Summer League semifinal against the Memphis Grizzlies. Layman would go on to notch nine points and five rebounds in the Blazers' win. The jacket features Raphael, of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame, in his signature red mask and Layman’s home No. 10 jersey, which works for both the Blazers and Terps colors. Raphael can be found in
Everyone loves Law and Order — even NBA players like C.J. McCollum. The Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard posted a video to his Instagram of him crossing up the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Victor Oladipo set to the classic mystery show’s theme song. The title of the video? Law and Order: CJ Victims Unit, naturally. It’s also hilarious and undoubtedly Emmy-caliber television. Wow. Now that is some serious shade. Imagine being schooled on the court and then finding the video replayed over and over again to the theme song of a 90s detective show. That’s gotta hurt. Luckily, it’s not serious — McCollum captioned his video “Happy Monday. You still my guy Vic,” so it looks like they’re still friends.