NBA

Shawn Kemp’s 50 Best Dunks

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Some wonderful YouTube user from France took the opportunity to compile 50 of Shawn Kemp’s best dunks. As NBA fans know, Shawn Kemp was one of the better dunkers to grace the hardwood. This compilation video gets you really excited for Steve Ballmer to inevitably bring hoops back to Seattle. [YouTube]

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NBA

Shawn Kemp’s 100 Greatest Dunks

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Here is the definitive dunking retrospective of the high-flying half of the original Lob City, Shawn Kemp — and further proof that YouTube came along about 15 years too late. Also, in today’s NBA, Kemp’s post-dunk antics would have resulted in about half of these drawing taunting technicals. [DamnMixes]

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NBA, Sports

Shawn Kemp Has Been Reduced To Dunk Contest Prop Status

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I’m not one to pass up an opportunity to talk about Shawn Kemp, aka My Favorite Athlete of All Time — especially when dunking is involved. Add in the word “contest” next to “dunking”, and you definitely have my attention. Unfortunately, Kemp is 43 years old now, and no longer getting up like this. Yet,

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NBA, Sports

Chris Gatling Tried To Illegally Rent A Home He Was Squatting In

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Former NBA All-Star and Shawn Kemp Posterization Victim Chris Gatling (by the way, “Chris Gatling, NBA All-Star” is something we’ll file under “Things We Were Pleasantly Reminded Of Today”) is in hot water over an alleged illegal occupation of a home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Making matters worse, Gatling planned to illegally rent out the

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Fashion, NBA, Sports

This Awesome Reign Man Umbrella Is Also Sort Of Ironic

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When I first saw UNDRCRWN’s limited edition Reign Umbrella — an homage to Seattle SuperSonics legend Shawn “The Reign Man” Kemp — I had to let out a small chuckle, mainly because it’s marketed towards a city where people don’t actually use umbrellas. (If you don’t believe me, walk through Downtown Seattle sometime during an

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NBA, Sports

Shawn Kemp Performing Shakespeare [Video]

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Shawn Kemp and Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelly teamed up recently to do their rendition of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” The genesis of this magical moment came from a charity event for the Seattle Shakespeare Company. You have to give it to the one time NBA superstar, his acting chops aren’t too shabby. via

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Featured, Misc

Who Else Got Fat During the NBA Lockout, Mr. Diaw?

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Boris Diaw played in France during the lockout, but rumor has it that he spent the entire summer doing nothing but eating croissants and choosing when he wanted to practice.  This photo of Diaw wearing an Eddy Curry uniform was taken hours before a recent Bobcats practice: (Actually, it’s from this blog post about how

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Misc, Sports

Don’t Make It Rain, Man

The good folks at Undrcrwn came up with the idea for NBA All-Star Weekend…All-star weekend is a time when many young men and women lose their inhibitions and “hook up”, so it’s critical to drive the message of safe encounters. To be part of the solution, Undercrwn came up with the Shawn Kemp-inspired “Don’t Make It

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