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Zion Williamson: 10 Fun Facts to Know

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has been a YouTube sensation since his high school days at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, S.C. Now the 19-year-old Duke product is taking his unique blend of eye-popping size and highlight-reel skills to the NBA. Already one of the internet’s favorite dunkers, Williamson showed off a complete game during his one season playing for Coach K at Duke. Here are a few fast facts to know about the most exciting player in college basketball:
 

What TV or movie projects does LeBron James have lined up now that he’s in L.A.?

LeBron James has taken his talents to Hollywood — and the L.A. Lakers
LeBron James has taken his talents to Hollywood — and the L.A. Lakers

LeBron James considered a variety of factors before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent this offseason. Obviously, family and basketball were his top priorities. Aside from prioritizing his wife Savannah, three children (Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri) and career, one of the biggest reasons LeBron signed with the Lakers appears to be increased business opportunities. Make no mistake, LeBron is already a veteran of the entertainment industry. His company SpringHill Entertainment has already produced…

 

99 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names (2018-19)

These fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The 2018-19 NBA regular season officially tips off on October 16, which means it is time for fantasy basketball. Only one team can win your league, but every team can have a funny fantasy basketball team name. The NBA might be the most MEME-able league, with hilarious pop culture crossover, savvy (and sensitive) social media savants, passive-aggressive trolling, straight-up beef and everything in between. Coming up with a clever, dirty, witty or topical reference is the name of the name game. Here’s a few suggestions for the NBA season:

 

Who has the longest wingspan in NBA history?

Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.
Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba has a 7'10" wingspan, but he's no Manute Bol.

Unofficially, it is the late, great Manute Bol, who stood 7’7” tall and measured a reported 8’6” wingspan from fingertip-to-tip.

 

But since the NBA draft combine began recording wingspan stats in 2000, the longest is incoming Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba (pictured below), who is 7’¾” and has a 7’10” wingspan. To offer some perspective, we've included the wingspan of several other well-known NBA players.

 

LeBron "Bronny" James Jr.: 5 Fast Facts to Know

He's following in his father’s footsteps.
LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. is following in his father’s footsteps.

LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. is basketball royalty, as the son and namesake of “King James,” LeBron James Sr. — a four-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA champion who’s constantly mentioned in debates over the “G.O.A.T.” (Greatest of All-Time). But LeBron Jr., better known as Bronny who stands around 5'10" tall, is making a name for himself these days. Here are a few fun facts to know about the rising eighth grader whose dad joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

Is it possible that LeBron James and LeBron James Jr. could play in the NBA at the same time?

If LeBron James plays long enough, LeBron James Jr. could join him in the NBA.
If LeBron James plays long enough, LeBron James Jr. could join him in the NBA.

LeBron James is 33. LeBron James Jr. (aka “Bronny”) is 13. Currently, a player must be 19 years old to play in the NBA. Will Bronny be good enough? Does LeBron have six more seasons left? It's too early to tell with Bronny, but King James is putting up another MVP-caliber season and continues to be an ageless wonder. Health permitting, James would love make the NBA a family affair.

 

Is the NBA Draft Lottery Rigged?

The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery
The suspicious historical results of the NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery ping-pong balls will be bouncing behind closed doors Tuesday, May 16, with the results unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. With the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft (Thursday, June 22) at stake — as well as franchise-altering trade scenarios triggered by the results — this year's 33rd annual NBA Draft Lottery is in many ways more important than the NBA Draft itself.

Steve Nash is an MVP in the community

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash talks life after basketball.
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash talks life after basketball.

Steve Nash is a two-time NBA MVP, consultant with the Golden State Warriors, father of three (with a fourth on the way) and all-around good guy. We caught up with Nash, 43, to discuss his contributions to the Allstate NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Good Works Team, the Special Olympics of Arizona and, of course, basketball.

 

Talk about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team and specifically your work the Special Olympics of Arizona. What does that mean to you?

100 Funny Fantasy Basketball Team Names for 2016-17

These funny fantasy basketball team name ideas will make your league laugh.
These funny fantasy basketball team names will make your league laugh.

The NBA season is well underway, which means it’s time for fantasy basketball, both season-long and daily. Your “fantasy” team may not have as many good players as the “real” Golden State Warriors, but you can still come up with a championship-caliber fantasy basketball team name. Topical pop-culture humor and dirty debatable jokes work well, as do obscure basketball references from your favorite team.

 

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern Talks Basketball and Sports Gambling

Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner
David Stern discusses the future of sports gambling and his legacy as NBA Commissioner.

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern was one of the outspoken voices in favor of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which effectively outlawed wagering on sporting events nationwide — with a few exceptions, most notably Las Vegas. But since stepping away from the NBA’s top office in 2014, Stern, 74, has changed his tune on sports betting.

 

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